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Two VOA Journalists Win Prestigious Award - 2003-05-02

Two VOA journalists have been awarded one of the top journalism honors in the United States - the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

VOA Beijing correspondent Leta Hong Fincher and VOA Television editor Kathleen Schrader received the award for a TV feature report on China that is titled Traffic of Tears. In announcing the award, Sigma Delta Chi judges said the TV report provided a compelling and rare look at China and the victims of cross-border trafficking.

49 winners in several categories were selected from among 1,300 entries in the annual Society of Professional Journalists awards competition.

The awards will be presented in July at a banquet at the National Press Club in Washington.