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Soraya Ali shortlisted for Broadcast Journalism Training Council award

October 26th, 2017

Broadcast journalism graduate, Soraya Ali, has been nominated for a BJTC award in the Radio News Documentary category for her report on British Somalis.


Responding to the announcement of the shortlist, she said:

“I am both honoured and excited to be considered for a BJTC award for my piece on British Somalis. It is so important to tell the stories of those who are not always fairly represented in the media. A massive thank you to the University of Leeds for all the guidance and help in developing my journalistic abilities.”

Soraya Ali graduated with a first class degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2017 and now works for Reuters News Agency.


The BJTC celebrates the best new journalists of 2017. A panel of judges, made up of industry professionals, worked through a record number of entries this year to arrive at the shortlist.

Winners will be announced on 28 November in a ceremony at BBC MediaCity in Salford.

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