For outstanding work of a journalist or producer whose reporting has promoted the protection needs of refugee, asylum seeking or migrant women, either in the UK or abroad.
The media plays an enormous role in informing and setting the parameters of the asylum and immigration debate. It has a huge impact on how we all perceive people seeking asylum, how we label them, how we understand these complex issues, and how we seek solutions to these challenges. The media therefore has tremendous power over the lives of millions of people.
That is why the Women on the Move Awards recognizes the work of a journalist or producer whose reporting has accurately and powerfully communicated the protection needs of refugee, asylum-seeking or migrant women, either in the UK or abroad. This year, the Media Award has been re-named after Sue Lloyd-Roberts, an exceptional journalist whose work epitomises the journalistic values of objectivity and integrity. Sue passed away in October 2015 and her husband Nick Guthrie, has kindly agreed for this media award to be named after Sue, who was one of its winners in 2014.
A pioneering journalist, Sue Lloyd-Roberts worked for ITN before joining the BBC, reporting on issues including human rights abuses around the world. She was appointed MBE and CBE for her courageous humanitarian journalism. In 2014, the Women on the Move Awards recognised Sue with a Media Award, for her BBC Newsnight film on women fleeing female genital mutilation. Sadly, Sue passed away in October 2015, yet she remains an inspiration for many. This year, the Women on the Move Awards are honoured to name the Media Award after her, and know that her legacy will continue to inspire courageous, thoughtful journalism.
Here is some of Sue’s finest work: