By Hamish Mackay

Two Scottish entries have secured nominations in the Amnesty UK Media Awards 2021 – The Times Scotland reporter, Marc Horne, and BBC One Scotland, both finalists in the Regional Media category.

Horne, who last year was named as runner-up in the Reporter of the Year category at the Scottish Press Awards, was nominated for highlighting the voices of 16 women who came forward to accuse Hardeep Singh Kohli, the comedian, presenter and chef, of sexual and physical violence, harassment and inappropriate behaviour.

It prompted Kohli to apologise for making women feel ‘intimidated, undermined and undervalued’ and led to comedy clubs introducing anti-harassment guidelines for performers.

BBC One Scotland was nominated for Disclosure: A Deadly Trade. It was an investigation into allegations that the North Sea oil industry is complicit in exploiting workers in India.

Hundreds of people have died in the ship-breaking yards of Alang, where a third of the world’s retired ships and oil rigs are broken up and decommissioned.

Reporter Mark Daly, pictured right,  investigated the companies who profit from this deadly trade and travelled to India to witness the human and environmental costs. Craig Williams, pictured below,  and Chris Foote produced the programme, and Alan Harcus was the cameraman.

BBC Scotland’s Craig Williams edits the Disclosure programme.

  • Hamish Mackay is media correspondent of The Scottish Review.

One comment

  1. Amnesty, HRW et al are head choppers. They’re part of the hybrid war team of myriad US/NATO Allies’ regime change agencies. Their job is media psyops, disinformation and counter intelligence. They sweep the globe for “stories” to badmouth Govs who express non-compliance with Washington diktats… a pretext for military intervention by NATO forces or proxy forces eg Al Qaeda, DAESH, Muslim Brotherhood. Amnesty provided the pretext for bombing Libya. Another “Killing his own people” pack of lies. Kristyan Benedict is their head chopping cheerleader for Syria.

    Team Assad are making good progress clearing the vermin out of Idlib. The Russians are using laser guided “Illuminator” missiles to great effect to destroy terrorist strongholds and fuel supplies. They are hitting two birds with one stone as these tactics also hit North East Syria as well. Their turn will come once the vermin are cleared from Idlib. You can sense the US/Allies panic. Large pallets of US$100 bills have been delivered to Turkey. This is terrorist dosh…the serial numbers have been frozen be the Fed. They sell $10k for $5k. It’s used to fund the terrorists and wreck the economy of target countries.

    Bill, you know what the Brits did to Ireland. Did I tell you the first tune I learned to play on the piano was Sean South, in the 1950’s? There is nothing “impartial” or “independent” happening here. It’s war. That is the truth.

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