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Panorama's winning night at the RTS awards

It is the season of red carpets and award ceremonies and last night it was Panorama's turn to celebrate, scooping RTS awards in all three of the categories in which we were nominated.

First up was What Happened to Baby P?, a powerful investigation into the catalogue of mistakes and missed opportunities in the care of Baby Peter Connolly by social services. Alison Holt's investigation won in the Current Affairs - Home category.

Panorama's long-standing reporter Paul Kenyon won Specialist Journalist of the Year for his compelling migration programmes. The series of four films followed the trail taken by migrants leaving Africa dreaming of a better life in Europe. For many, the harrowing journey is one they never complete.

Paul spent three years travelling between continents to map the migrants' route. His book "I Am Justice" tells the migrants' tale through the eyes of a teenage migrant from Ghana, Justice Amin.

You can watch all four programmes in the series on the Panorama website where you can also read Paul's blog from his travels.

Panorama's final gong of the night went to Tamanna Rahmann who won Young Journalist of the Year for her courageous work on Undercover: Hate on the Doorstep.

For two months, Tamanna and colleague Amil Khan lived undercover on a Bristol housing estate to reveal the true state of racism and anti-social behaviour in Britain today. In eight weeks of secret filming, the pair experienced 50 incidences of bullying, racist abuse and even physical attack.
A subsequent police investigation has led to ongoing criminal proceedings.

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There was good news too for our sister programme This World which scooped the Current Affairs-International award for Gypsy Child Thieves.

Clive Edwards, the BBC's Executive and Commissioning Editor for TV Current Affairs, congratulated the teams involved. "It's deserved recognition of the strength of current affairs and all the fine programmes being made across our output," he said.


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