Al Jazeera wins journalism award

Hamish MacDonald named best young journalist at Royal Television Society awards.

MacDonald covered a Malaysia rally where protesters were hit by tear gas and chemical-laced water cannon
MacDonald covered a Malaysia rally where protesters were hit by tear gas and chemical-laced water cannon
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They also looked at his coverage of the conflicts in Afghanistan and East Timor in awarding him the prize.

 
Al Jazeera English, on air since November 2006, was also nominated in the News Channel of the Year and International News categories.
 
The society’s awards seek to recognise “creative and excellent journalism” by news organisations whose broadcasts are received in the United Kingdom.

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