Amnesty International Media Awards 2005 shortlists announced
The winners of the 14th annual Amnesty International UK Media Awards, sponsored by PCI:Fitch, will be announced at an awards ceremony at Banqueting House, London, on Wednesday 21 September, hosted by BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson CBE.
Shortlists are announced in eight categories. The winner of the ninth, the Amnesty International Special Award, will be announced on the night.
This award recognises a journalist from anywhere in the world who is putting themselves at risk by reporting on the human rights situation in their own country.
Gaby Rado Memorial Award (for a journalist at the start of their career)
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, The Guardian
Billy Briggs, The Herald Magazine, Glasgow
Ali A Fahdil, Channel Four News Independents Fund & Guardian Films/G2
Nick Paton Walsh, The Guardian
Judges: Anna Ford, Peter Wilby, Andrew Macdonald, Martha Kearney, Melanie McFadyean, Mike Blakemore.
Nations & Regions
Fascism in Russia, The Herald Magazine on Saturday, Scotland, Reporter - Billy Briggs
Romanian Twins, BBC Northern Ireland: Spotlight, Producer - Marie Irvine; Reporter â€“Kevin Magee
Ugandaâ€™s Forgotten Children's rights, The Sunday Herald, Scotland, Reporter - David Pratt
Judges: Brice Dickson, Martin Wainwright, Fadia Faqir, Mark Oâ€™Callaghan, Deirdre Forbes, Caroline Moorehead, Patrick Corrigan.
Abuses in Southern Iraq, The Independent, Kim Sengupta
London â€“ The World In One City, G2, Leo Benedictus
Sexual exploitation in the Congo, The Independent, Kate Holt and Sarah Hughes
Judges: Anthony Barnett, George Monbiot, Michael Mansfield, Ziauddin Sardar, Peter Preston, Maggie Paterson.
America's Gulag, New Statesman, Stephen Grey
Street Children's rights: Our Lives, Our Words, New Internationalist, Dinyar Godrej
The Torture Network, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark
Violated and Isolated, The Sunday Times Magazine, Anne McFerran
Judges: Clive Stafford Smith, Gillian Slovo, Fareena Alam, Samira Ahmed, Greg Neale, Maggie Paterson.
Flames of Desperation, Sunday Times Magazine, Nicola Kurtz
The Children's rights Left Behind, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Gideon Mendel
The Mutilated of Sierra Leone, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Stuart Freedman
Judges: Heidi Bradner, Mark Sealy, Jon Levy, Liz Jobey, Paul Wombell, Maggie Paterson.
Bhopal (drama documentary), BBC Radio 4, Director & Producer - Susan Roberts
Fatma's Story- Rape in Sudan, BBC Radio 4, Reporter - Ishbel Matheson
File on 4: Rendition, BBC Radio 4, Reporter â€“ Stephen Grey Judges: Joan Bakewell, Audrey Carville, Francesa Silvani, Lizo Mzimba, Aasmah Mir, Mike Blakemore.
Panorama - The New Killing Fields, BBC, Reporter - Hilary Andersson
The Russian Newspaper Murders, BBC, Series Editor â€“ Nick Fraser
We Have Ways of Making You Talk, BBC, Director - Kate Townsend
Judges: Jana Bennett, Alan Hayling, John Battesk, Rosemary Hollis, Anton Antonowicz, Mike Blakemore.
Darfur: Hilary Andersson Reports, BBC News
Falluja Forensics, Channel Four News Independents Fund & Guardian Films, Director - Tara Sutton Omar Deghayes, BBC Newsnight, Reporter - Peter Marshall
Judges: Nick Clarke, Yigal Chazan, Adrian Wells, Will Hutton, Mike Blakemore.
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