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Journalists recognised for work highlighting domestic abuse

Journalists have been recognised for their work in highlighting domestic violence issues.

The Write to End Violence Against Women Awards were held on Thursday at the Scottish Parliament, in Edinburgh.

The Daily Record’s Annie Brown received the Best Article – News prize for a story about rape victims on Scotland’s northern islands being forced to travel to the mainland for forensic examinations due to a lack of facilities, while the Sunday Herald’s Vicky Allan won the Best Article – Feature award.

It was the fifth year the awards, organised by charity Zero Tolerance, have been presented.

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The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Article – News
Annie Brown, Daily Record – Island rape victims forced to endure second hell due to lack of local forensic facilities

Best Article – Feature
Vicky Allan, Sunday Herald – Domestic abuse: This article will upset you but it is vital that you read it

Best Blog and Comment
Talat Yaqoob, Women 5050 – “Just Ignore It”

Best Article – Student and Young Person
Polly Smythe and Niamh Anderson, The Student – Domestic abuse is happening at university. So why don’t we talk about it?

Gender Equality Awards 2017: Creative Writing
Erin Kelly – 3 Poems