Amnesty Media Awards 2023 Finalists Announced

Amnesty International UK are delighted to share the finalists for their 2023 Media Awards. The 10 award categories celebrate excellence in human rights journalism from the past year and applaud the courage and determination of journalists and editors who sometimes put their lives on the line to report on vital human rights issues. The judging panels were made up of high-profile UK journalists, former award winners and representatives from Amnesty. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at a ceremony in London, 26 April 2023. The ceremony will be streamed live at 7.00pm via the awards website.


BBC News Arabic
Under Poisoned Skies

DM Productions for ITV’s Exposure
The Crossing

Finding My Torturer

1843 magazine, The Economist
“The family secret”: How rape is hushed up in Britain’s armed forces


BBC 100 Women
Greenland’s Lost Generation

Al Jazeera
“Walking reminders of atrocities”

The Guardian
“If you decide to cut staff, people die”: how Nottingham prison descended into chaos

The Sunday Times Magazine
“I made a mistake. Why should my son pay?”

Student Journalist

Alexander Tuck Meng Sampson
University of Bristol

Maximilian Jenz
University of Sheffield

Sarah Green
City, University of London

Tane Rogers-Eirug
Cardiff University

Radio & Podcasts

RTÉ Documentary On One: Blackrock Boys

BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service Radio & BBC Sounds
The Man Who Came Back from the Dead

Whistledown Productions for BBC Radio 4
Please Protect Abraham

BBC Radio 4 & BBC Sounds
File on 4 – Isobel’s Story

Broadcast News

ITV News

Sky News
Life and death in Afghanistan’s poorest province

ITV News
Bucha War Crimes Investigation

Channel 4 News
Ukraine Frontline Rescuers

Best Use of Digital Media

BBC Online
The Faces From China’s Uyghur Detention Camps

BBC News Arabic
Tunisia’s Ben Ali: The Dictator’s Last Calls 

The Guardian
Ukraine destruction: how the Guardian documented Russia’s use of illegal weapons and crimes against civilians

How Iran’s security forces use rape to quell protests

Written News

The Independent
The horrors of Bucha: mass graves, bodies ‘left to rot in bags like rubbish’ and the 89-year-old shot dead in bed

BBC Online
Haiti: Inside the capital city taken hostage by the brutal gangs

The Guardian
Iranian forces shooting at faces and genitals of female protesters

BBC Online
Collecting the Dead in Bucha


Hugh Kinsella Cunningham
The Women’s Peace Movement in Congo

Alessio Mamo
Crimes against civilians: documenting the scale of abuse in Ukraine

Mads Nissen
Sangre Blanca – The Lost War on Cocaine

Tommy Trenchard
Lethal Legacy – Angola’s decades-long struggle with landmines

Nations and Regions

Home Terror

The Detail
PSNI strip searching of under-18s ‘deeply shocking’

BBC Scotland
Locked in the Hospital

BBC Northern Ireland
Police, WhatsApp & Whistleblowers

The Gaby Rado Award for New Journalist

Liz Cookman
The Sunday Times

Ghoncheh Habibiazad
The Guardian

Hugh Kinsella Cunningham
The Women’s Peace Movement in Congo

Elisabeth Mahase