My documentary, Forensic Nurses: Fighting Sex Crimes in South Africa, won the prestigious Steve Harris Award for Best Original Story at the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. It also came with a cool £500 cash prize! 

The Judges said: 

This is a moving insight into the efforts of South Africa’s forensic nurses to help survivors of rape. It contrasts the nurses’ intense humanity and the plight of their patients, with official indifference and judicial failure. It highlights a threat to the very service that helps bring abusers to justice. This is strong storytelling, letting us connect with the people at its heart.
— BJTC Steve Harris Award judges

Earlier this year, it was shortlisted for a One World Media Award. 

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A written version of the documentary has also been published in the Guardian as part of the international 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, available to read here: 'The nanny realised something was wrong': South Africa’s rape crisis.

The South African Association of Forensic Nurses will also be using it as part of their case to get accredited.

The ultimate reward for me, would be the documentary leading to any sort of change in their plight.

For now, a sincere thank you, again, to everyone for the felicitations.  

If you haven't seen it yet, you can watch the documentary on my new page here: Forensic Nurses: Fighting Sex Crimes in South Africa.

 

Here's me collecting the award!

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