Two reporters for The Sun, Gregory Kane and Gilbert Lewthwaite, have been awarded the Overseas Press Club's Eric and Amy Burger Award for their series on slavery in Sudan.
The three-part series, titled "Witness to Slavery," was published in June.
The Burger Award is given each year for the previous year's best work in human rights reporting. The award was presented at the Overseas Press Club's annual dinner in New York last night.
The series by Kane and Lewthwaite described their visit to a slave market in southern Sudan, where a civil war is being fought by the Islamic fundamentalist government in the north and its allies against the Christian and animist inhabitants of the south.