Winners show wealth of Asian talent in British arts


Eastern Eye Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts: George Alagiah BBC news presenter George Alagiah is one of the most trusted news anchors in the country, whose nightly broadcasts are watched by millions. GeorgeAlagiah Born in Sri Lanka, Alagiah’s family moved to Ghana in Africa to escape persecution and then to England where he continued his studies. Alagiah got the journalism bug at university while writing for the student paper and went on to write for South magazine before joining the BBC in 1989. After a stint in London, he moved to Johannesburg as the BBC’s Southern Africa correspondent…

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