Amnesty Media Awards 2013: Call for Entries

    Entries are now being invited for the Amnesty International Media Awards 2013. They are inviting entries 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.

    Closing date for entries is 1 March 2013.

    About the awards
    "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)

    (c) Mary Turner, Amnesty Media Award Winner, 2012

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

    Award categories 

    • Digital Innovation
    • Television news
    • Documentary
    • Radio
    • International television and radio
    • National newspapers
    • Magazines
    • Nations and regions
    • Photojournalism
    • Gaby Rado memorial award for up and coming human rights journalists
    • Student

    Sponsorship
    To encourage a wide range of award entries, we have established a sponsorship fund to support a limited number of entries from freelance journalists and filmmakers as well as small digital and broadcast outlets. Enter at www.amnesty.org.uk/awards