Channel 4 News International Editor Lindsey Hilsum won the environment story of the year for her piece on rare earth minerals in China.
With 95 per cent of the minerals required for low carbon technologies found in China, Lindsey travelled there to report on how the country could soon start restricting exportation of these minerals, and the ruinous process involved in extraction and processing.
The FPA Media Awards celebrate the best foreign news reporting by UK journalists and correspondents.
Jim Gray, editor of Channel 4 News, commented: “Both of these films shed new light on compelling stories from around the world. They couldn’t be more different – with Lindsey uncovering China’s stranglehold on these essential minerals, and Nick prompting a US investigation into child trafficking, but they both showcase the very best of Channel 4 News – hard to cover, but important stories told with passion, character and integrity. “