Dutch TV journalist Siebe Sietsma and editor Luuk Mulder this weekend won the Netherlands’ top award for investigative journalism for an investigation into the sale of Maltese passports. The Loep is the most prestigious award given to investigative journalists in the Netherlands.

The same documentary had earlier been recognised with a Tegel award, another prestigious journalism prize.

Nieuwsuur editor-in-chief Joost Oranje said he is happy and proud: “It is a classic investigative journalism project, in which Nieuwsuur wants to excel. It is very nice to see that it is appreciated”, says Oranje.

The documentary can be seen here, with English subtitles.