Amnesty Media Awards 2018 finalists announced

Amnesty International UK has today revealed the finalists for its Media Awards 2018, a prestigious set of awards that have now been running for 27 years. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at an event in central London on Wednesday 28 March, hosted by journalist and broadcaster Jeremy Paxman. The 11 award categories celebrate excellence in human rights journalism over the past year, and applaud the courage and determination of journalists and editors who sometimes put their lives on the line to report on vital human rights issues. This year’s awards were extremely competitive,

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The Impact Award

The Amnesty International Media Awards recognise excellence in human rights reporting and acknowledge journalism’s significant contribution to the UK public’s awareness and understanding of human rights issues.

This year we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of our coveted Media Awards. The last 25 years have seen momentous world events, and a number of incredible journalists have consistently reported from some of the world’s most dangerous situations, putting themselves in jeopardy to reveal atrocities and uncover corruption.

Shortlist for Amnesty's Media Awards 2016 announced

Reporting from Syria is both dangerous and essential © Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images
Amnesty International has today unveiled the shortlist for its prestigious annual Media Awards, now in its 25th year.

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Jun 20 2016 5:38PM
Why Amnesty International's Media Awards are so crucial
Xan Rice is features editor of the New Statesman. He previously worked as a foreign correspondent in Africa for the Times, the Guardian and the Financial Times. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic and Granta. When I s...

Media Awards 2016

Amnesty International Media Awards

Journalists have always played a vital part in uncovering abuses and corruption around the world.

That’s why we honour and recognise the courageous work they do, and the serious risks they take with our annual Media Awards.

Now in its 25th year, the Awards recognise excellence in human rights reporting and acknowledge journalism’s significant contribution to public awareness of human rights issues.

Apr 19 2016 11:24AM
Kicking off my career with the Amnesty Student Media Award
In 2013 I entered and won the Amnesty International Student Human Rights Reporter Competition, organised by Amnesty International UK in partnership with NUS, the Observer and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Being a part of the...
Mar 15 2016 2:57PM
How winning the Amnesty Student Media Award helped shape my journalism career
Every journalist has their own story of how they got started, and each one is different. Some are more conventional, others are tales of persistence, talent or good timing. For me, it all began with the Amnesty International Student Me...
Nov 27 2015 12:39PM
Distant voices: the Amnesty media awards for human rights journalism
Writing in 1992, two years after the death in Iraq of The Observer journalist Farzad Bazoft, the writer and fellow journalist John Pilger paid tribute to a reporter "who died pursuing his craft with the kind of independence and courage...

Media Awards: Amnesty announces 2015 winners

Over 500 guests gather in central London to celebrate the best of the year’s human rights reporting

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Nov 26 2015 8:00AM
Raising a glass to press freedom
A TV journalist is shot dead in Pakistan, a photographer tortured in Egypt, a radio station raided in Sierra Leone, a fixer jailed in Turkey, reporters murdered in Brazil, and bloggers hacked to death in Bangladesh. In the wake of the...
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