ECDN Coordinator Clare Sambrook shortlisted for Bevins Prize

The Scotsman, David Moir

The Bevins Prize was founded in memory of Tony Bevins, the first political editor of The Independent, who died in 2001 after a short illness, to recognise outstanding achievement in investigative reporting. For the first time in the history of the prize, a non-newspaper nominee, End Child Detention Now’s Clare Sambrook has made the shortlist for her investigative reports into the detention of children in the immigration system for openDemocracy.net

On hearing news of the announcement, Clare Sambrook said, ‘This is brilliant news for the campaign and a real credit to the doctors who gathered the evidence of harm to children.  All I’ve done is report on how the government and civil servants tried to bury the evidence.’

The award of the Rat Up a Drainpipe trophy will be presented at a reception in central London on 9 November. The six judges include last year’s winner, Guardian journalist Paul Lewis for his reports into the death of Ian Tomlinson during the G20 riots, journalist Heather Brooke; Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty; Colin Hughes, director of Guardian News & Media; Ken Livingstone and journalist and broadcaster Andrew Marr.

Read the full story in the Press Gazzette.

Clare Sambrook’s campaigns page (contains links to the many end child detention stories she has written and generated).

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