Indian-origin journo bags European media award

Written by Agencies | London, May 30: | Updated: May 30 2008, 19:55pm hrs
A young reporter of Indian-origin working with the BBC, has won a prestigious European journalism award, for her documentary exposing the bogus universities in Britain.

Angela Saini, 27, whose parents hail from India, was awarded the 'Prix Circom', for her investigative work into the "Irish International University", which attracts students from several countries including India.

Saini's investigation was broadcast on BBC London and the prime time Ten O'Clock News in January. It was also featured in The Guardian and New Statesman magazine.

The investigative report was given Prix Circom's best Magazine Programme award, which was presented at a ceremony in the Slovenian city of Maribor.

Born in the UK, Saini has a Masters in Engineering Science from Oxford University, and briefly worked as a journalist in New Delhi in 2003.

Saini has been a reporter at BBC London for nearly two years and was previously trained at ITN News.

Saini also writes on innovative research and technologies and their impact on society and politics.