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Exaro and David Hencke up for top awards over CSA inquiry

Press Gazette’s British Journalism Awards shortlists Exaro for ‘campaign of the year’ By Exaro Team | 1 December 2014 Exaro and the work of eight of its journalists are shortlisted for this year’s British Journalism Awards. The eight contributed to a series of articles on Exaro that led to the overarching inquiry into child sex abuse. In addition, […]

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David Hencke nominated for Orwell Prize 2014 for Exaro scoops

A series of investigative stories for Exaro puts top reporter in running for leading award By Mark Watts | 26 March 2014 “The judges were also keen to recognise the journalistic innovation of Exaro” – Jean Seaton, director, Orwell Prize Exaro’s David Hencke has been nominated in this year’s Orwell Prize in the journalism category. The prize is recognised as […]

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Exaro’s David Hencke scoops political award

By Exaro Team | 5 December 2012 Exaro’s senior reporter, David Hencke, was last night named ‘Political Journalist of the Year’ at the British Journalism Awards 2012. Hencke’s series of stories that unveiled the ‘Whitehall tax scandal’ beat correspondents from The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Guardian, The Times and the Mail on Sunday. The judges said: “His revelations […]

David Hencke Wins the Political Journalist of the Year

Exaro senior reporter David Hencke won the Political Journalist of the Year 2012 award for his work uncovering tax avoidance in the civil service. Hencke was longlisted for the Orwell prize for political journalism in 2014. Read the Story

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Investigations, not witch-hunts: David Hencke on BBC R4 Today

Exaro reporter, David Aaronovitch and John Humphrys discuss allegations of child abuse By Exaro Team | 9 November 2012 Exaro’s senior reporter, David Hencke, talked on this morning’s Today programme about allegations surrounding a suspected paedophile ring linked to senior political figures. Hencke, shortlisted last week in the British Journalism Awards, took part on BBC Radio 4’s programme in a […]

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Exaro’s David Hencke nominated for top journalism award

By Exaro Team | 2 November 2012 Update 5 December 2012: Congratulations! David Hencke was named ‘Political Journalist of the Year’ at the Press Gazette British Journalism Awards last night. Exaro’s senior investigative reporter, David Hencke, has been nominated for a British Journalism Award. Hencke is shortlisted for ‘Political Journalist of the Year’ against correspondents from The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, […]

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David Cameron pressed at PMQs on inquiry into child sex abuse

Parliamentary pressure mounts as 40 MPs ask Theresa May to set up independent panel By David Hencke, Frederika Whitehead and Fiona O’Cleirigh | 11 June 2014 More MPs are joining the cross-party group that wants home secretary Theresa May to set up an inquiry into historical cases of child sex abuse. It came as another supporter for an inquiry, Duncan Hames, […]

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News International ‘lobbied David Cameron over police review’

How Rupert Murdoch’s executives pressured prime minister over missing Madeleine By David Hencke, Frederika Whitehead and Hui Shan Khoo | 27 November 2012 Prime minister David Cameron is accused of bowing to pressure from News International executives to order British police to investigate Madeleine McCann’s disappearance in Portugal. Madeleine was three when she went missing in 2007. A former chairman of […]

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Child sex abuse, ‘Fernbridge’ and ‘Fairbank’: Exaro story thread

Police are investigating former senior politicians and other prominent people over historical allegations of child sex abuse. Exaro has run a series of pieces on the issue since late 2012, as listed below. The Metropolitan Police Service’s paedophile unit launched an investigation into activities at Elm Guest House in Barnes, south-west London, in the early […]

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Was chemical weapons cash used to target coalition in Iraq?

On the eve of Chilcot Report, questions raised over payments to warlord for Sarin By Nick Kochan and David Hencke | 5 July 2016 British troops destroyed chemical weapons bought from a warlord suspected of arming anti-coalition militia in Iraq. On the eve of Sir John Chilcot’s report into the 2003 Iraq war, Exaro has seen documents revealing UK-US reluctance […]