'Independent' reporters win media praise

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Robert Fisk (right), The Independent's Middle East Correspondent, was last night declared the winner of the Foreign Press Association's 1996 British Media Awards for his reporting on Algeria.

The award was given for "the best foreign story written in the British press by a UK journalist based overseas".

It was Robert's third award this year. His reporting has now earned him 14 awards, including British International Journalist of the Year seven times, the "What the Papers Say" award twice, the United Nations Press Award, the Johns Hopkins-SAIS-CIBA Prize for International Journalism, the Irish Radio Jacobs Award and the James Cameron Award.

The Independent's Robert Block was commended for his reporting on Bosnia, and Sarah Helm was commended for her reporting on Croatia.