Paul Kenyon wins a BAFTA
We are delighted that Paul Kenyon has received a BAFTA for his work on BBC Panorama's "Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed".
Paul's investigation focused on a special hospital where, locked away from their families and friends, a group of men and women were subjected to a regime of physical assaults and torture by the very people supposed to be caring for them.
The victims were some of the most vulnerable in society including the learning disabled and the autistic. In his powerful Panorama, Paul Kenyon exposed the truth about a these out-of-control carers and how the care system ignored the warning signs.
Click here to watch the acceptance speech and backstage interview
with Paul Kenyon, Joe Casey, Matthew Chapman and Frank Simmonds who made the film together.
Paul’s latest Panorama, “Eurovision's Dirty Secret”, goes undercover inside Azerbaijan, the host country of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, to discover the extraordinary truth about this secretive country and its approach to the world's most watched non-sporting event.
Paul finds out how the contest has been used as a tool of intimidation: viewers have been interrogated for voting for the nation's long-term enemy, Armenia; a protest singer has been told to flee before Eurovision or he will be thrown in jail; and dozens have had their homes bulldozed to make way for the Eurovision event itself.
The US embassy in Baku has compared the ruling family to the Mafia. The regime has held onto power through a combination of rigged elections, jailing opponents, and by irregular control of the country's vast oil wealth. So, why did the organisers of the world's best-loved music event agree to host it in Azerbaijan?
Sunday, May 27, 2012