Finalists for the AMNESTY MEDIA AWARDS 2018 are revealed below. The winner of each award will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on March 28.

Amnesty International Media Awards celebrate excellence in human rights journalism and applaud the courage and determination of journalists and editors who put their lives on the line to tell important human rights stories.


Image: © Giles Duley 2016.

Finalists for the AMNESTY MEDIA AWARDS 2018 are revealed below.
The winner of each award will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on March 28.


  • The Guardian, Massacre at Tula Toli (Oliver Holmes)
  • Sky News, Rohingya Exodus
  • The Guardian, Chechens tell of prison beating and electric shocks in anti-gay purge: ‘They called us animals’ (Shaun Walker)


  • BBC Arabic and BBC World News, Weapons of Mass Surveillance
  • Reuters, Duterte’s War
  • BBC 2 Newsnight, The Massacre at Tula Toli


  • Gary Younge, The Guardian, The boy who killed and the mother who tried to stop him
  • Anthony Loyd, The Times Magazine, Children of Islamic State
  • Tracy McVeigh, The Observer/The Guardian Online, ‘We give people their humanity back’ – Mental health in Croatia

Documentaries (Television & Film)

  • ITV, The Forgotten Children
  • BBC 4, Last Days of Solitary
  • Sky 1, Ross Kemp: Libya’s migrant hell

Documentaries (Radio & Podcast)

  • BBC Radio 4 ‘File on Four’, A Greek Tragedy
  • BBC World Service, The Lost Children of ISIS
  • BBC World Service, Sex Slaves of Al Shabab


  • Robin Hammond, The Observer/Guardian Online, People like us
  • Tommy Trenchard, The Sunday Times, Exodus: The desperate flight of the Rohingya
  • Claire Thomas, The Sunday Times, Saving lives in Mosul’s Old City


  • Claisse Opulencia, Canterbury Christ University, The Vulnerability of Homeless Women
  • Selena Randhawa, City University, ‘Our society is broken’: what can stop Canada’s First Nations suicide epidemic?
  • Simisola Jolaoso, Goldsmiths, University of London, Forensic Nurses: Fighting Sex Crimes in South Africa

Nations and Regions

  • BBC Scotland Investigations Unit, Humans for Sale
  • TheDetail.TV, Mother and baby homes: the case for a public inquiry (Kathryn Torney)
  • Hackney Gazette, The Hidden Homeless (Emma Youle)


  • The Guardian, Bussed Out
  • The Guardian, The Defenders Series
  • Huffington Post, House Without Windows

Gaby Rado Award (for best new journalist)

  • Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • Nawal Al Maghafi, BBC
  • Sally Hayden, Freelance

Outstanding Impact Award

This is Amnesty’s choice, chosen across all entries. The winner will have demonstrated impact in addressing human rights issues and shown commitment and excellence in reporting.

  • Nawal Al Maghafi, BBC
  • Callum Tulley,  BBC Panorama – ‘Undercover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets’
  • Reuters, Duterte’s War

See the 2016 winners


If you have any queries in relation to entering the Media Awards or for other information, please email or call 01453 872731.

England & Wales

Ella Berny
020 7033 1548


Pauline Kelly
0131 718 6687

Northen Ireland

Partick Corrigan
0289 064 3000

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