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(From Guardian Unlimited)
Al-Jazeera English has seen off competition from Sky News and the BBC to be named news channel of the year for the first time at the RTS television journalism awards.
During an evening that was filled with tributes to Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria on Wednesday morning , the self-proclaimed "new kid on the block" al-Jazeera English took two awards.
In addition to beating the BBC News Channel and Sky News to news channel of the year, al-Jazeera English also won the innovative news prize for its social media and Skype-based show The Stream: Bahrain.
However, it was still a good night for the BBC, with flagship BBC1 series Panorama's …