Andrew Hosken Wins 2018 Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Award

The Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Award is an annual prize that commemorates the Centre for Investigative Journalism's late Founding Director, and the committed work that he did throughout his life to support whistleblowers and help them to get their concerns raised in the media.

This year's award went to BBC journalist Andrew Hosken in recognition of his investigation into breaches of whistleblower confidentiality by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), as well as his history of diligent work in helping whisteblowers to get their stories told in the national press. Andrew was at the 2018 Logan Symposium in October to be presented with the award.

The CIJ would like to offer our congratulations to Andrew. We're delighted that Gavin's legacy is still inspiring and recongising important and courageous investigative journalism.

The award is managed by Eileen Chubb of Compassion in Care, which offers a hotline for whistleblowers, and The Whistler, a whistleblowing support organisation that Gavin worked with Eileen to establish. It is awarded annually to a journalist or organisation in recognition of their work in supporting whistleblowers to expose corruption, abuse and violence toward the vulnerable.

Andrew's story on the CQC is available on the BBC Website and you can listen to his report on the story from BBC Radio 4's The World Tonight.