Libyan Human Rights Activist Flees, BBC Newsnight Film, Katalyst Productions, December 2012.

Magdulien Abaida was a secular women’s rights activist in Libya who was abducted and beaten by an Islamist militia in Benghazi, Libya and forced to flee and gain asylum in the UK.  She told her story exclusively to the BBC.

Sharron Ward Produced and Directed this BBC Newsnight film. Reporter: Tim Whewell, Executive Producer: Sara Afshar, Newsnight Editor: Karen O’Connor.

Nominated for The Speaking Together Media Award for Migrant and Refugee Woman of the Year award, 2013.

You can watch the BBC report here.

Read the behind the scenes blog of filming in Libya here.