MEDIA AWARDS 2002 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED - WORLD AT ONE'S NICK CLARKE TO HOST

The Amnesty International UK Media Awards, sponsored by Pci: Live, recognise excellence in human rights reporting and acknowledge the significant contribution made to the UK public's awareness and understanding of human rights issues.

Amnesty International UK Communications Director Richard Bunting said:

'This year's entries to the 2002 Amnesty International UK Media Awards were marked by September 11 and its aftermath. UK reporting of these events was outstanding in terms of its human rights analysis. The entries strongly reflect a commitment to in-depth and comprehensive reporting of human rights issues.'

The shortlisted entries are:

National Newspapers · A chilling body of evidence, Anthony Loyd, The Times · 10-year-old Qwadrat takes his final painful breath, Anton Antonowicz, The Mirror · Zimbabwean asylum seekers, Paul Harris, Martin Bright and Andrew Meldrum, The Observer

Judges: Dr. Zaki Badawi (Chair, Muslim College), Rosie Boycott (broadcaster, journalist and commentator), Richard Bunting (Director of Communications, Amnesty International), Roy Greenslade (journalist and media commentator), Natasha Walter (writer and columnist)

Television News · Slobodan Milosevic War Crimes Trial, Gaby Rado for ITN - Channel 4 News · Detainees in New York, Jane Standley for BBC4 News · Zimbabwe series, Lindsey Hilsum for ITN - Channel 4 News

Judges: Richard Bunting (Director of Communications, Amnesty International), Geeta Guru-Murthy (BBC News correspondent), Mariella Frostrup (journalist, columnist and presenter), Andrew Puddephatt (Chief Executive of Article 19), Kate Sanderson (presenter and reporter)

Photojournalism

· War crimes in Kosovo, Gary Knight, Newsweek International · Another place, another war, Heidi Bradner, Index on Censorship · Aids in Africa, Gideon Mendel, Network Photographers & Guardian Weekend

Judges: Richard Bunting (Director of Communications, Amnesty International), Colin Jacobson (photo editor and lecturer), Mary McCartney (photographer), Mark Sealy (Director of Autograph), Paul Wombell (Director, Photographer's Gallery)

Radio · Egypt, Rosie Goldsmith for Crossing Continents, BBC Radio 4 · Zimbabwean Asylum Seekers, Angus Crawford for PM Programme, BBC Radio 4 · Israel/Palestine, Lucy Ash for Crossing Continents, BBC Radio 4

Judges: Richard Bunting (Director of Communications, Amnesty International), Krishnan Guru-Murthy (broadcaster and presenter of Channel 4 News), Andy Kershaw (journalist, broadcaster and DJ), Alan Little (journalist, broadcaster and presenter of BBC Radio 4's Today Programme), Mark Thomas (comedian, columnist)

Periodicals · The school of assassins that the US army has tried to hide, Christine Toomey, The Sunday Times Magazine · Dealers' choice, Robert Fisk, The Independent on Sunday Review · Killer Copland, Janine di Giovanni, The Times Magazine

Judges: Richard Bunting (Director of Communications, Amnesty International), Stanley Cohen (writer and Professor of Sociology at the LSE), Noreena Hertz (author and academic), Jonathan Power (columnist, filmmaker and writer), Francine Stock (broadcaster and writer)

Television Documentaries · The Accused, BBC Panorama (produced by Aidan Laverty) · The Trials of Henry Kissinger, A Jigsaw/Think Tank production for the BBC in association with Diverse Ltd (produced by Alex Gibney & Eugene Jarecki) · Kids Behind Bars, True Vision Productions for the BBC (produced by Kate Blewett and Brian Woods)

Judges: Richard Bunting (Director of Communications, Amnesty International), Roger Graef (documentary filmmaker), Bonnie Greer (playwright and critic), Bianca Jagger (human rights campaigner), Charles Wheeler (journalist and broadcaster)

The winners of two international awards will also be announced on 27th June: · The Global Award for Human Rights Journalism which recognises excellence in human rights journalism in the written media anywhere in the world · The Special Award for Human Rights Journalism Under Threat, made every year to a journalist from anywhere in the world who is putting themselves at risk by reporting on the human rights situation in their own country

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