Hardcash, Vera, ITN in running for RTS awards

Hardcash Productions, BBC Current Affairs, Al Jazeera English, Vera Productions and ITN are among the nominees vying for accolades at the RTS Television Journalism Awards in the current affairs program categories. (pictured: ITN-produced doc Sri Lanka's Killing Fields)
February 9, 2012

The UK’s Royal Television Society (RTS) has unveiled the nominees for the 2010/2011 RTS Television Journalism Awards, which honor the best in British journalism and current affairs.

This year’s shortlists for best domestic current affairs program includes Hardcash Productions’ Dispatches: Lessons in Hate and Violence, made for Channel 4; BBC Current Affairs’ Panorama: Undercover Care for BBC1; and Vera Productions’ Dispatches: How to Buy a Football Club for Channel 4.

The nominees for best international current affairs program are ITN’s Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields, for Channel 4 (pictured above); Al Jazeera English’s Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark; and BBC Current Affairs’ This World: Spain’s Stolen Babies, for BBC2.

The awards ceremony will take place on February 22 at the London Hilton, with ITV news anchor Mark Austin hosting. Check out the full list of nominees here.

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