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Daily colleagues win top prize for covering lives of refugees

Lindsay BruceRegional journalists have been honoured for their work covering the lives of refugees.

The Scottish Refugee Council has announced the winners of this year’s Refugee Festival Scotland Media Awards.

In the Local Media category, Aberdeen Press & Journal journalists Lindsay Bruce and Tucker Tangeman were triumphant for their story, headlined ‘Moment frontline Ukraine medic reunites with wife and baby in Aberdeen’.

And Amie Flett, who works for the Press & Journal’s DC Thomson sister daily the Dundee Courier, was runner-up for ‘Student who spent 14 years in refugee camp thanks Dundee University for sanctuary’.

Lindsay, pictured, posted on Twitter: “Just to say, I’m actually super proud to win the local news category of the RFS Media Awards two years running.

“The first piece of serious writing I did I was 10 and imagined the story of a wee boy fleeing Kurdistan. The stories of displaced people have always had my heart.”

Elsewhere, Nan Spowart, of Newsquest’s Sunday National, won the Features prize for ‘Aberfeldy community rallies to help Ukrainian refugee community’.