Promoting Journalism: Bureau wins Thomson Reuters Reporting Europe award

In March 2011 the Bureau won the UACES Thomson Reuters Reporting Europe Prize for its report Europe’s Missing Millions, for the BBC’s Radio 4 File on Four programme.

The award recognises work which stimulates critical debate on European integration in English speaking media.

In presenting the award, the judges praised the ‘in-depth research which made the programme’s revelations credible, and the outstanding skill and professionalism with which it laid bare stories of deception and abuse in Sicily and elsewhere.’  Previous winners include the Economist, the International Herald Tribune and BBC Radio 4.

Bureau chief reporter, Angus Stickler (middle) and journalist Federico Gatti and BBC Radio 4s Gail Champion (right)

The investigation by chief reporter Angus Stickler, was part of a wider expose of the waste and mismanagement of European Union Structural Funds, published in the Financial Times and broadcast by Al Jazeera.