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Reuters: Guardian journalist freed in Afghanistan

As reported yesterday by the Guardian, its reporter Ghaith Abdul-Ahad and two unnamed Afghan journalists have been released after six days in captivity in remote Afghanistan. “We are very relieved that the three hostages have been released,” said Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger. Reuters report at this link…

Alan Rusbridger tweeted yesterday evening:

British Press Awards – the winners

Guardian.co.uk was named website of the year at last night’s British Press Awards, as the paper picked up three awards.

Guardian journalist Sean Smith was named digital reporter of the year and Ghaith Abdul-Ahad foreign reporter of the year.

The Financial Times also scooped three awards winning the newspaper of the year title and prizes for two of its journalists.

The Sun walked away with most prizes on the night with four: scoop of the year and reporter of the year for Tom Newton Dunn; and its ‘Help for Heroes campaign’ named campaign of the year and winning the Cudlipp award.

Press Gazette has the full list of award winners.