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Clare Sambrook: I've been working for no money

Investigative journalist wins awards for unpaid work on the plight of child asylum seekers

In the last eight days freelance journalist Clare Sambrook has collected two major awards for her investigative reporting.

The Bevins a ward was presented to her on Tuesday less than a week after she collected the Paul Foot Award.

Most investigative journalism prizes are won by reporters working on publications that can afford to give them time and space to construct lengthy and intricate stories. Sambrook's journalism has been conducted under her own steam without any real income from the enterprise.

"It's barking mad really there are six of us and we haven't got any funding, we are completely unpaid," she told Press Gazette.

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