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BBC donates £50,000 to university journalism scholarship fund

Sue Lloyd-RobertsThe BBC has donated £50,000 to a scholarship designed to support the training of young journalists.

The corporation has given the cash to aid the Sue Lloyd-Roberts Scholarship, which goes to one student each year at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.

The donation will make a substantial contribution to the scholarship fund launched by the friends and family of former BBC journalist Sue Lloyd Roberts, pictured above left, following her death in 2015.

Recipients of the scholarship have to demonstrate a commitment to the kinds of issues Sue Lloyd-Roberts reported – including human rights, international affairs and the environment.

Richard Sambrook, professor of Journalism at Cardiff University, said: “We are so pleased that the fund set up by Sue’s many friends and family will provide a legacy for her extraordinary work and commitment to justice and equality around the world.

“Cardiff University is delighted that the generous contribution from the BBC will transform the opportunities for generations of new journalists in the years ahead.”

Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC, added: “Sue Lloyd-Roberts was an exceptional journalist. She was important, ground-breaking and fearless.

“In the BBC and beyond, we need to do more to support determined, ambitious young journalists who want to pursue the biggest, most important stories. We’re taking action to ensure that the fearless, investigative journalism she stood for, and helped to define, will live on.”