The reports in the entry included, The Horror in Homs – a film by French photojournalist Mani, coverage of the death of the Sunday Time reporter Marie Colvin – plus live reporting from the Syrian border.
Mani was one of few independent journalists covering the siege on Homs and his remarkable footage pays testimony to his remarkable bravery, staying in the city for five weeks as it was relentlessly attacked by the Syrian army.
“These are both outstanding productions of horrific stories,” said Bruce L Paisner, president and chief executive of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “They fulfill the vital obligation of journalists and broadcasters to tell us what is really going on in our world, no matter how disturbing or controversial.”
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Channel 4 News Editor Ben de Pear, who collected the award, dedicated it to all those covering Syria, and to the memory of Colvin.
It is estimated, by the Doha Centre for Media Freedom, that 114 reporters and citizen journalists have been killed in the bloody civil war.
But it is ordinary people in Syria that have paid the highest price. The United Nations says that more than two million people have fled Syria since the start of the conflict, and more than four million have been displaced within their own country.