Award for ‘Asylum Undercover’


Award for ‘Asylum Undercover’

Written by: Harmit Athwal


On Wednesday 22 February 2006, the Royal Television Society gave the BBC an award for the best current affairs programme for its brilliant documentary on the detention and deportation of asylum seekers, ‘Asylum Undercover’.

‘Asylum Undercover’ was shown on TV in March 2005 and exposed the abuse, physical and emotional, meted out to asylum seekers in detention. The jury commented on the programme: ‘This winning entry dealt with a difficult subject matter and the jury were particularly impressed by the exposure of some genuinely shocking aspects of the way this institution treated some of its inmates.’

Related links

IRR News story: Campaigners demand inquiry into immigration detention

Royal Television Society


The Institute of Race Relations is precluded from expressing a corporate view: any opinions expressed are therefore those of the authors.

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