Amnesty International Media Awards 2011: the winners

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

National newspapers

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 …


BBC Radio 4 – Bagram Airbase

Student award

Verita Magazine: Sophie Mei – Sex Trafficking: A Family Affair

Documentary and docudrama

More 4 True Stories (Clover Films): – The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

Television News

Channel 4 News – Investigating The Possibility Of War Crimes In Sri Lanka

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