The Belfast Telegraph won an award for its coverage of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry at last night’s Amnesty International Media Awards 2011.
Other winners included Channel 4 News, The Independent, The Guardian, and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.
The awards recognise ‘excellence in human rights reporting’and journalism’s ‘contribution to the public’s awareness and understanding of human rights issues”.
Amnesty International UK director Kate Allen said: ‘This was the 20th year of our awards and it was a vintage year for human rights journalism.
‘With entries of the highest calibre in category after category it was a hard job for our judges to pick the winners. The awards are fantastic tribute to some of the best journalists in the trade.”
The awards were hosted by BBC Six O’clock News presenter George Alagiah at the British Film Institute in central London.
The full list of winners are:
Bureau Of Investigative Journalism – Iraq War Logs
Gaby Rado memorial award
The Guardian: Jack Shenker – Bloody And Bruised In The Back Of A Truck (and others)
International television and radio
CNN International – World’s Untold Stories: Locked Up And Forgotten
Magazines – consumer
GQ Magazine: Ed Caesar – The Lost Boys
Magazines – newspaper supplements (joint winner)
Guardian Weekend Magazine: Alice Vasey (pseudonym) – Handle With Care; The Sunday Times Magazine: Dan McDougall – Cries From The Beloved Country
The Independent: Andrew Buncombe – One Woman’s Silent Quest For Peace
Nations and regions
The Belfast Telegraph: Eamonn McCann – Bloody Sunday Inquiry
Marie Claire: Robin Hammond – If This Girl Was Raped By Soldiers â€¦
BBC Radio 4 – Bagram Airbase
Verita Magazine: Sophie Mei – Sex Trafficking: A Family Affair
Documentary and docudrama
More 4 True Stories (Clover Films): – The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
Channel 4 News – Investigating The Possibility Of War Crimes In Sri Lanka