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We are pleased to announce today the shortlisted nominees for the Refugee Festival Scotland Media Awards, run in partnership with British Red Cross and the National Union of Journalists Scotland.

The nominees come from across Scotland’s media – from local newspapers to nationals, from political magazines to broadcasters and online. The awards celebrate the exemplary work of journalists tackling difficult stories and complex issues in an accurate, fair and engaging way.

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 29 June at Glasgow Art School.

Shortlisted entries


Billy Briggs, Angela Catlin and Chris Manson, The Ferret, UK ‘distorts’ torture evidence putting lives at risk

Karin Goodwin, Sunday Herald, Future in the balance for Refugee Support Agency

Kirsteen Paterson, The National, Charities voice concerns after volunteer penalised


Jane Bradley, The Scotsman, Condemned without compassion

Liam Kirkaldy, Holyrood magazine, Finding asylum: Is the UK’s system of asylum support fit for purpose?

Catriona Stewart, Sunday Herald, Burma’s forgotten ghost people: We just want life to begin again

Stephen Stewart, Daily Record, I was so lucky to escape


Magdalene Dalziel/Jennifer Russell, Glasgow Live, Overheard on a Glasgow bus

Karen Keith, The Buteman, Bute’s Syrians speak out

Jennifer McKiernan, Press and Journal/Aberdeen Evening Express, Into the Jungle with love, goods – and a caravan called Mavis


Sharon Frew, STV, Syrian crisis: Work of Scottish aid agency helping in Lebanon

Liam O’Hare, Common Space, ‘Behind the Wire’ short film

Amraine Rasool and Carol Purcell, BBC Sunday Morning with Cathy Macdonald, Foreigner, refugee, migrant: Discussion


Karin Goodwin, Lyra McKee and Rebecca Omonira, The Ferret, Domestic violence: ‘Home Office must act to save lives’

Brindusa Ioana Nastasa, The Ferret, A Second Syria

David McPhee, Positively Scottish, When inclusivity means a cup of tea and a chat

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