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We are currently taking the majority of UK media enquiries by email. Please contact the relevant Media Manager via email or contact media@amnesty.org.uk during both office and out of office hours.

The media line 07721 398984 is open from 7am to 11pm every day
 

Niall Couper (Head of Media, PR and Supporter Communications)

Niall Couper (Head of Media, PR and Supporter Communications)

Niall heads up the Media, PR and Supporter Communications department at Amnesty UK. He is the lead on media strategy and reputation issues. He represents Amnesty UK at a global level on our international communications groups. Niall also oversees the Supporter Communications team, our key interface with our supporters.

Contact Niall on 07436 352088 or niall.couper@amnesty.org.uk Twitter: @niallcouper
 

Kai Akram (Media and PR Manager – Campaigns & Impact)

Kai Akram (Media and PR Manager – Campaigns & Impact)

Kai works full time. Kai leads on Amnesty’s media work on refugee/migrant rights and racial justice. She is the point of contact for UK media enquiries relating to Europe and Oceania. Kai also oversees Amnesty’s crisis communications as well as media impact. She’s also the media lead for our corporate partnerships.

Contact Kai on 07721 398984 or kai.akram@amnesty.org.uk Twitter: @KaiAkram

Neil Durkin (Media and PR Manager – Crisis & Tactical)

Neil Durkin (Media and PR Manager – Crisis & Tactical)

Neil works Monday to Friday. Neil leads on UK media enquiries relating to the Middle East, North America, Russia and Central Asian states. Neil is also the person to contact on the death penalty and sportswashing.

Contact Neil on 07972 718826 or at neil.durkin@amnesty.org.uk Twitter: @Niluccio

Harriet Garland (Media and PR Manager – UK News)

Harriet Garland (Media and PR Manager – UK News)

Harriet works Monday to Wednesday. She is a job-share with Laurie Hanna. She leads on all media enquiries relating to human right issues in the UK and in the Human Rights Act, healthcare, homelessness and policing. She is also the point of contact for human rights issues in Asia. She also leads on Amnesty’s PR work around books.

Contact Harriet on 07436 360062 or harriet.garland@amnesty.org.uk

Laurie Hanna (Media and PR Manager – News)

Laurie Hanna (Media and PR Manager – News)

Laurie works Thursdays and Fridays. He is currently on secondment at our International office. He covers breaking human rights news stories for UK, Asia and South and Central America for Amnesty International UK. From Monday to Wednesday Laurie works for Amnesty’s International Secretariat covering crisis response.

Contact Laurie on laurie.hanna@amnesty.org.uk Twitter: @lauriehanna
 

Rachel Reilly (Media and PR Manager – Campaigns & Strategy)

Rachel Reilly (Media and PR Manager – Campaigns & Strategy)

Rachel works Mondays to Thursdays. She is a job-share with Ella Berny. Rachel and Ella cover Amnesty’s flagship global campaign Freedom of Expression, and Amnesty’s annual Write 4 Rights campaign. The pair look after human rights issues in Africa, the Caribbean, South America and Central America. They also coordinate Amnesty’s prestigious Media Awards.

Contact Rachel on rachel.reilly@amnesty.org.uk Twitter: @RachelReilly

Ella Berny (Media and PR Manager – Campaigns & Strategy)

Ella Berny (Media and PR Manager – Campaigns & Strategy)

Ella works Fridays. She is a job-share with Rachel Reilly. Ella and Rachel cover Amnesty’s flagship global campaign Freedom of Expression, and Amnesty’s annual Write 4 Rights campaign. The pair also look after human rights issues in Africa, the Caribbean, South America and Central America Ella and Rachel oversee our media work on gender rights and the environment. They also coordinate Amnesty’s prestigious Media Awards.

Contact Ella on ella.berny@amnesty.org.uk