Global Award for Human Rights Journalism: Shortlist Announced

Diana Moukalled

'Confessions of Jordanians guilty of honour killings…' Al-Wasat

Cilina Nasser

'To kill or not to kill: Lebanon reconsiders who is subject to capital punishment' www.cairotimes.com/

Anna Politkovskaya

'How the heroes of Russia turned into the tormentors of Chechnya' Novaya Gazeta

The Global Award for Human Rights Journalism was established in 1999, in recognition of the immense importance of journalists around the world. The award is for an outstanding article in the media - written anywhere in the world - that has raised awareness of and contributed to a deeper understanding of human rights.

Amnesty International UK Communications Director Richard Bunting said:

'In our 40th anniversary year Amnesty International is honouring the efforts of journalists to expose the human rights abuses that the organisation has fought to end for four decades.'

This year's distinguished panel of judges, are:

· Prof Ariel Dorfman (Author/Academic)

· Rana Husseini (Journalist/Human Rights Activist)

· Hina Jilani (Lawyer/UN Special Representative on Human Rights Defenders)

· Mark Chavunduka (Editor, The Zimbabwe Standard)

· Mark Lattimer (Director, Minority Rights Group)

The awards ceremony, hosted by Channel Four News broadcaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy, will takeplace at BAFTA in London on the evening of Tuesday 10 July 2001

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