Palma.—On Wednesday night, Newsnight reporter Sue Lloyd-Roberts has been named international journalist of the year at the One World Media Awards.
The journalist, who tries to spend as much time as possible on the island at her hotel in Fornalutx hiking when she is not on assignment, was praised for her reports about Egypt's female mutilation, ethnic violence in Burma and medical testing on India's poor.

The foreign correspondent, who beat BBC's Ian Pannell to the award, has also filed Newsnight reports from Homs in Syria and from inside North Korea.
BBC Persian's Tahir Qadiry, who is 27, was also honoured, taking the first-ever ‘new voice' award for journalists under 30 years old.
The citation said: “Tahir strives to show a different side of his native Afghanistan, seeking out rarely heard voices and bringing new perspectives that show the full diversity of Afghan people.” The BBC did well at the awards ceremony, now in its 25th year, which recognises outstanding media coverage of the developing world.

The broadcaster won across several categories, including documentary, entertainment and radio.
The radio award went to Natalia Antelava for a report on forced sterilization in Uzbekistan.
Emmy winner
The programme, a collaboration between Radio 4's Crossing Continents and World Service's Assignment, was filmed over several months, with secret recording done on mobile phones.

Storyville's The Albino Witchcraft Murders took the documentary award. The film portrayed “a story of deep-rooted superstition, suffering and incredible strength”.

BBC Three's Escape from the World's Most Dangerous Place won the entertainment award, which is a new category.
Fronted by a 21-year-old British-Somali model, the film is “a journey through her own tragic personal story and that of her country”.
Emmy Award winning Sue, who was also awarded the European Women of Achievement Award in 1995, was yesterday in London preparing to fly out to the Syrian border where she is going to be investigating the plight of the Syrian refugees as they “try to breach fortress Europe” she told the Bulletin yesterday.

Whether she is going to actually reenter remains to be seen, she refused to comment on that.
One World Media is a non-profit organisation, registered in the UK as a charitable trust.
The charity promotes media that contributes to global dialogue and understanding, human rights and development, mobilising a global media community that shares the same values.

It is an iniative intended to allow broadcasters a wider access to audiences for ideas on international development. The One World Media Awards are for campaigners and journalists who raise awareness of development issues.

They recognise excellence in media coverage of the developing world and its social and cultural life.
They are presented annually in a ceremony in London.
Broadcasting Oscars
These prizes, which have been called the “Oscars of factual broadcasting in the UK”, were described by news presenter Jon Snow as “the awards that people in the industry really want to win”.

In recent years Snow has also presented the awards.