Call for Entries for the Amnesty International UK Media Awards

January 10, 2013
Dennis Sheridan, aged 3 years, plays with a suitcase that he found at Dale Farm, from which he and his family were evicted one month after this photograph was taken. Photographed by Mary Turner on September 11th 2011.

(c) Mary Turner, Amnesty Media Award Winner 2012

Entries are now invited for the Amnesty International Media Awards 2013. The Awards invite submissions from exceptional human rights journalists, film makers and photographers whose work has been broadcast or published in the UK between March 1 2012 and February 28 2013.

The closing date for entries is March 1 2013. There is a reduced entry fee for those received before midnight on February 1.

About the Awards

The Amnesty International Media Awards were established in 1992 to recognise and celebrate the best in human rights journalism.

These awards recognise the breadth and quality of human rights reporting across the media. Over the past two decades the awards have grown in prestige, recognising excellence in human rights reporting and acknowledging journalism’s significant contribution to the public awareness of human rights issues.

“An Amnesty award is a special honour, because it’s not only an acknowledgement of one’s journalism, but a way of upholding deeper principles. Freedom of expression is at the centre of Amnesty’s values, and it’s the essence of what we’re about as journalists.” Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News (winner TV Documentary 1997, TV News 2004)

The 11 categories recognise newspaper, magazine, radio, TV, digital and student journalism. Each is judged by an independent panel.


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Digital Innovation

Television news



International television and radio

National newspapers


Nations and regions


Gaby Rado memorial award for up and coming human rights journalists



To encourage a wide range of award entries, Amnesty International has established a sponsorship fund to support a limited number of entries from freelance journalists and filmmakers as well as small digital and broadcast outlets.

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