Dan McDougall foreign reporter of the year


Dan McDougall, a freelance foreign correspondent with The Observer newspaper among others, has been named as foreign reporter of the year at the British Press Awards 2009 being held tonight in London. Dan was shortlisted for the award in 2008, but has triumphed tonight. The Guardian’s Oliver Luft is at the event,

10.25pm: They’re all making speeches now. Foreign reporter of the year goes to Dan McDougall, freelancer for News of the World, Observer, Mail on Sunday Live Magazine. Wearing the first kilt to grace the awards. Bold stuff man. link

During 2008, Dan reported on the trafficking of football players from Ghana and the Ivory Coast to play for AC Milan or Paris St-Germain, how rising sea levels threaten to flood many of the islands in the fertile Ganges delta, as well as reports from on the Primark workers in India, soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and the race to save the apes of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Well done Dan.