Aaron Walawalkar, Eleanor Rose, Jessica Purkiss, Mirren Gidda, Mark Townsend
Despair and death in Britain's asylum system, Liberty Investigates and The Observer
The stories are the work of the Liberty Investigates team – Eleanor Rose, investigations editor, and Aaron Walawalkar, Jessica Purkiss and Mirren Gidda, investigative journalists – with Mark Townsend, home affairs editor of the Observer.
Liberty Investigates is an editorially independent journalism unit based at the human rights organisation Liberty. It aims to expose injustice through rigorous and collaborative investigative journalism. It launched in April 2020.
Their shortlisted pieces are: