Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 21:30

Dateline has won two awards in the 2010 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism.

Video journalist Sophie McNeill and producer Geoff Parish took the prize for Television Current Affairs (more than 20 minutes) for Questions from Oruzgan.

The story investigated the deaths of six Afghans, five of them children, at the hands of Australian special forces soldiers. The story was also a finalist in the Investigative Journalism category.

Video journalist Fouad Hady and producer Ashley Smith won the Television Current Affairs (less than 20 minutes) category for Iraq's Deadly Legacy.

It looked at the increase in babies being born deformed and children developing cancer in Iraq, and the possible links with the use of depleted uranium weapons against the country.

The winners were announced at a ceremony in Melbourne on Thursday 9th December, where there was also a win for SBS Radio News for its Echoes from Srebrenica feature.

WATCH - Click to see the Dateline team receiving the awards, or watch Questions from Oruzgan and Iraq's Deadly Legacy in full.

EXTRA - SBS's World News Australia has more information and full coverage of the Walkley Awards. You can also read more on the Walkley Foundation website.

PHOTO GALLERY - A selection of photos from the awards ceremony in Melbourne.

WALKLEY MAGAZINE - Dateline's Executive Producer Peter Charley has written an article about Iraq's Deadly Legacy for the Walkley Magazine, explaining the dilemma over showing the graphic images of deformed children.