Regional journalism's role in exposing injustice

Ronke Phillips with cameraman Bill Jones with their Amnesty International award Credit: ITN

Ronke Phillips says,

"I am absolutely thrilled to have won a prestigious Amnesty International Award for the second year running.

"You don't have to travel the world to find human rights abuses. The case of Kristy Bamu - who was murdered in London as part of a belief system that has its roots in the Congo - is a prime example of the most horrific abuse happening on our doorstep.

"This award confirms regional journalism has as much a role to play in exposing injustice as national and international news."

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Award for Ronke Phillips

ITV London's Senior Correspondent Ronke Phillips and cameraman Bill Jones collected the Amnesty International nations and regions media award last night for a piece on the murder of Kristy Bamu in Newham in 2010.