MEDIA AWARDS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED - Krishnan Guru-Murthy to host

Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said:

'The very high standard of the entries to this year's Media Awards demonstrates the seriousness with which the UK media takes human rights issues.'

The distinguished panel of judges comprises: Edward Stourton (BBC Radio 4 Today programme presenter), Gillian Slovo (novelist), Maya Jaggi (features writer, The Guardian), Shiulie Ghosh (ITV News correspondent), Mariella Frostrup (television presenter), Richard Lindley (television journalist), Indarjit Singh (Editor, Sikh Messenger), Neil Burgess (Director, Network Photographers), Paul Wombell (Director, Photographers' Gallery) and Richard Bunting (Communications Director, Amnesty International UK).

The shortlisted entries are:

Television Documentaries

  • Coconut Revolution (Channel 4 & Stampede)
  • Babitsky's War (Channel 4 True Stories and Mentorn Barraclough Carey)
  • Israel Accused (BBC Correspondent)

Television News

  • Palestinian Executions – Paul Adams (BBC News)
  • Kidnapped Brides – Martin Adler (Insight News and Channel 4 News)
  • Texan Death Row – David Smith (Channel 4 News)

Radio

  • Victims Of The Torture Train – John Sweeney (Radio 5 Live)
  • Death Row Rookies – Miles Ward (BBC Radio 4)
  • Seeds Of Hate – Emily Buchanan (BBC Radio 4)

National Newspapers

  • Israel series – Suzanne Goldenberg (The Guardian)
  • Depleted Uranium series – Robert Fisk (The Independent)
  • Sierra Leone series – Janine di Giovanni (The Times)

Periodicals

  • Destiny's Children's rights – Melanie MacFadyean (The Guardian Weekend)
  • Free At Last? - Simon Hattenstone (The Guardian Weekend)
  • Veiled Threats – Christine Toomey (The Sunday Times Magazine)

Photojournalism

  • Welcome To Care In The Community, Taiwanese Style – Chien-Chi Chang (Magnum, The Independent Magazine)
  • Casualties Of War – Jenny Matthews (Marie Claire)
  • Bosnia: Nestali – The Missing – Paul Lowe (Magnum, The Independent on Sunday)

The Amnesty International UK Media Awards recognise excellence in human rights journalism that has made a significant contribution to the UK public's greater awareness and understanding of human rights issues. The awards are sponsored by HP:ICM.

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