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The distinguished panel of judges comprised: Nick Clarke, presenter of BBC Radio 4's The World At One; Daljit Dhaliwal, presenter of ITN's World News; Mark Lattimer, Communications Director at Amnesty International UK; Francine Stock, novelist and presenter of BBC Radio 4's Front Row; Greg Whitmore, Picture Editor at The Observer; and Peter Wilby, Editor of the New Statesman.

The shortlisted entries are:

Print · Anton Antonowicz for his article – The boy killers of Sierra Leone for The Mirror · Ann Treneman for her article After the slaughter, a nice retirement in south London for The Times · Robert Fisk for his series of articles on NATO bombings in Yugoslavia for The Independent

Radio · BBC Radio 4: Broadcasting House – Zambia reported by Ishbel Matheson · BBC Radio 4: Crossing Continents: A Kosovo homecoming reported by Iliriana Kacaniku · BBC Radio 4: Strangers on the shore reported by John Waite

TV Documentaries · Channel 4 Television – 'Out of Africa' reported by Sorious Samura and produced by Insight News Television · BBC Panorama – 'Careless Talk' reported by John Ware · BBC Correspondent – 'Licence to kill' reported by Olenka Frenkiel

Photojournalism · John Reardon – Faces of war in Life, The Observer Magazine · Tom Pilston – Kosovo: liberation and retribution in The Weekend Review, The Independent · Mike Moore – Child victims of war in The Mirror

Periodicals · Janine di Giovanni for The rape of Kosovo in the Times Magazine · Robert Fisk for Convoy of the damned in the Independent on Sunday Review · Christine Toomey for Child Sacrifice in the Sunday Times Magazine

TV News · Sue Lloyd-Roberts for her report – Nepal: rape, abortion, prison for BBC Correspondent · Fergal Keane for his report – Rwanda genocide for BBC Newsnight · Ian Williams for his report – Aceh for Channel 4 News

Sponsored by HP:ICM, the award presentations to the UK media honour journalistic excellence which furthers the understanding and awareness of human rights issues in Britain and abroad.

'The range of shortlisted candidates reflects the extremely high standard of journalism in the UK and its refusal to allow human rights abuses to go unreported', said Amnesty International UK Director, Kate Allen.

For further information on the awards, contact Annabel Harris, Media Awards Coordinator, Amnesty International UK, 99-119, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4RE, Tel. 0207 814 6278, email:

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