Call for media awards entries

Journalists, photographers and filmmakers who cover human rights are being invited to submit their work for an award.

A photo which won the award

Photographer Mary Turner won in the 2012 Amnesty International Media Awards with this image of three-year-old Dennis Sheridan at Dale Farm taken on September 11, 2011

The Amnesty International Media Awards 2013 want to hear from those who have had their work broadcast or published between March 1 2012 and February 28 2013.
Lindsey Hilsum, from Channel 4 News and winner of TV Documentary 1997 and TV News 2004 accolades, said: “An Amnesty award is a special honour, because it’s not only an acknowledgementof 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.”
The Amnesty International Media Awards were established in 1992 to recognise and celebrate the best in human rights journalism.
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.
Categories include digital innovation, television news, documentary, radio, international television and radio, plus national newspapers, magazines, student, nations and regions, and photojournalism. The Gaby Rado memorial award is given for up-and-coming human rights journalists.
Closing date for entries is March 1 2013. There is a reduced entry fee for those received before midnight on February 1. There is a limited sponsorship fund to support a some entries from freelance journalists and filmmakers as well as small digital and broadcast outlets.
To enter and for sponsorship details, visit
The 2013 awards are now open. Photo Credit: Mary Turner.