BBC is double winner at One World Media Awards

Richard Bilton Richard Bilton investigated corruption at the Global Fund

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The BBC scored a double win at the One World Media Awards on Tuesday.

Panorama's investigation into the Global Fund was honoured with the corruption reporting award.

Where's Our Money Gone? - fronted by reporter Richard Bilton - looked into claims of corruption at the high-profile organisation that has spent £15bn fighting tuberculosis, Aids and malaria.

Panorama's triumph comes shortly after the BBC Trust said current affairs programmes at the BBC needed to be 'scheduled, promoted and signposted' in a way that 'maximises potential impact'.

The programme had also been recently overlooked at the RTS Journalism Awards in February despite being shortlisted several times.

World Service's Law Behind Bars - part of The Documentary strand - was singled out for the radio award.

The programme profiled a group of prisoners in Kenya who are acting as lawyers on behalf of themselves and their fellow inmates.

Channel 4 equalled the BBC's achievement at the ceremony in London. Dispatches: Children on the Frontline took the television award, while Guillermo Galdos, from Channel 4 News, was honoured with international journalist of the year.

Clothilde Redfern, director of One World Media, said: 'The winning entries remind us that we all share a common humanity, regardless of the lottery of where we are born. It's essential to recognise the journalists, broadcasters and filmmakers who help us fully understand what is going on in the world and how our lives are all interconnected.'

In their 26th year, the One World Media Awards - hosted by Channel 4's Jon Snow - recognise excellence in international media coverage.

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