Abdullah Farah Duguf wins FPA award for Somalia film

Abdullah Farah Duguf won the prestigious TV News Story of the Year at the Foreign Press Association Awards in London last night. Duguf’s colleagues at Channel 4, Ben de Pear and Nima Elbagir, were also there to pick up the award,

De Pear said: “He sent back via DHL five or six tapes which were extraordinary – it was the descent into absolute chaos of Mogadishu following the Ethiopian invasion and the Islamic insurgency against the invasion… We are reliant on people like Dulla because you can’t go to Somalia as a western broadcaster. He is the only person who has told that story from a TV perspective in the last two years.” link

Earlier this month Duguf won the Rory Peck Award for News. You can see the award winning report on the Channel 4 website. The Press Gazette has a full list of winners.