From the war in Syria, to Hindu-nationalist inspired vigilante violence in India; from the remembrance of Tsumani victims in Japan to secret, state-surveillance of American Muslim communities in Chicago, and the sexual bullying and harassment of teenage girls by their peers, winners and runners up in the Sandford St Martin 2020 Awards were united by focusing on the promotion of empathy, exposing social injustice and making the world a better place.
Chair of the Sandford St Martin Trust, the Rt Revd Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon said:
“When it comes to educating the public and building community, there is nothing to compare with broadcasting and journalism. It’s been heartening and feels timely that even as we are striving to understand the reach and repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, our broadcasters are grappling with the big questions and how they and we can contribute in a meaningful way to building a better world. I’m very proud that this year’s winners and runners up epitomise the best of both broadcasting but also broadcasting with meaning.”
Congratulations to this year’s winners and runners up. You can read more about their programmes below.
Or click here to see all the programmes shortlisted for a 2020 Award.