The Guardian has been awarded investigation and journalist of the decade in relation to articles on offshore finance and the Windrush scandal.
The awards had been made by the media trade publication Press Gazette to mark 10 years of its British Journalism Awards ceremony. Previous attendees and publication subscribers had been requested to vote.
Amelia Gentleman was named journalist of the decade after she uncovered the Windrush scandal. Her reporting confirmed how folks legally resident in the UK had been dropping entry to advantages, being made homeless and dealing with detention or deportation. The scandal – which frequently affected people who had come to the UK from the Caribbean as kids however lacked paperwork – led to the resignation of the dwelling secretary, Amber Rudd.
Press Gazette’s judges stated: “Amelia’s work exposing the scandalous remedy of Windrush immigrants was astonishing. It set the agenda for weeks and introduced down a house secretary (despite the fact that the coverage got here straight from Mrs [Theresa] Might). The element and the case research had been sensible and everybody adopted this story up.”
Investigation of the decade went to the Guardian and BBC for his or her joint work on the Panama Papers, an infinite leak of knowledge from the secretive offshore regulation agency Mossack Fonseca, which was shared by means of the Worldwide Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
Press Gazette’s verdict stated: “The Guardian revealed secret billion-dollar offers linked to Vladimir Putin and David Cameron’s hyperlinks to a secret offshore fund. This was one other huge investigation by the Guardian which shone a light-weight in some of the darkest corners of worldwide finance.”
The Guardian’s work on the HSBC Information, which revealed the financial institution’s use of tax havens to keep away from paying tax, was additionally nominated for investigation of the decade.
Scoop of the decade went to the Occasions for its work exposing sexual misconduct by Oxfam employees in Haiti. The Guardian was additionally nominated on this class for its reporting on Dominic Cummings breaching lockdown restrictions to drive to Barnard Fort throughout the first pandemic lockdown.