'Independent' writers up for Amnesty award

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Two journalists on The Independent have been nominated for Amnesty International's annual Media Awards.

Robert Fisk and Andrew Buncombe were two of the three nominees in the National Newspaper section of the prestigious awards, which reward excellence in human rights reporting. Fisk, the Middle East correspondent, was nominated for a series on honour killings. Buncombe, the Asia correspondent, was nominated for a report on Sharmila Irom, an activist in Manipur, India, who is on the world's longest hunger strike.