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Crawford wins silver; Sky wins Gold

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Sky News’ Asia correspondent, Alex Crawford has won a Silver world medal for Best News correspondent at the New York Festival. Crawford, based in New Delhi, was awarded her Silver World Award for a series of special reports from India, including investigations into child prostitution and child slavery.

Sky News also won a Gold world Medal for the coverage of the UK floods during the summer of 2007. Sky News presented live from seven different towns, up to 17 hours per day.

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Two finalists certificates were also won by Sky News for its Africa Correspondent, Emma Hurd, in the Best News Correspondent/Reporter category and for Brothers in Baghdad in the Best News Documentary/Special category, which was presented by Colin Brazier.

“Sky News? outstanding coverage of last summer?s floods reinforces the team?s reputation for breaking news and sharp analysis. Winning these New York Festival awards is a fantastic achievement and a tribute to our energy, creativity and hard work.” said John Ryley, Head of Sky News.

Updated: Tuesday 5 February 2008