JACKIE LONG & LEE SORRELL

2016

SUE - LLOYD ROBERTS MEDIA AWARD

A Parliamentary inquiry followed this special investigation and an independent review into conditions at Yarl’s Wood detention centre was commissioned. The centre has been branded ‘a place of national concern’. The special report exposed the ordeal of many refugee and migrant women detained and mistreated at the detention centre. The report was executed skillfully and demonstrated high commitment to ethical journalism. It brought the sufferings of those women into the public domain. It gave the detained women of Yarl’s Wood a voice, a strong one to reach out and say ‘pay attention to our rights as human beings.’