Amnesty Media Awards 2024 Finalists Announced

Amnesty International UK are delighted to share the finalists for their 2024 Media Awards. The 9 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, 9 May 2024. The ceremony will be streamed live at 7.00pm via the awards website.

Broadcast Feature

This World: Inside the Iranian Uprising

LYRA (Leer-rah)

Sky News
The Last Hospital: 30 Days in Myanmar

BBC Africa Eye / Panorama
Sex for Work: The True Cost of our Tea

Broadcast News

Sky News
Myanmar’s Hidden War 

Sky News
Yahidne: 28 days of hell

Channel 4 News
Modern slavery on London’s richest streets

The Guardian
How I survive: a 7-year-old’s life in Gaza

Digital Creativity

BBC News
Queer Egypt Under Attack

The Financial Times
How China is tearing down Islam

Airwars & The Guardian
The UK civilian harm files: The hidden casualties of Britain’s war

The Guardian
Cotton Capital

The Gaby Rado Award for New Journalist

Harriet Barber
The Telegraph

Linda Ngari
Freelance Journalist

Sanjana Varghese

Antonia Cundy
Financial Times

Nations & Regions

ITV Central
The Right to Learn: SEND investigation

BBC Scotland News
The impact of Edinburgh’s housing emergency

BBC Northern Ireland
Spotlight: The Rise of Race Hate

The Ferret
Sheku Bayoh: The Inquiry


Facundo Arrizabalaga

Luke Dray
Getty Images UK

Guy Peterson
The Telegraph

Hugh Kinsella Cunningham
The Guardian

Radio & Podcasts

Tortoise Media
Iran’s hit squads

BBC Radio 4 & BBC World Service
Surviving Greece’s migrant boat disaster

The Guardian
The mystery of Bangladesh’s missing children

BBC Radio 4 Today
Andrew Malkinson conviction overturned

Written Feature

Financial Times
Filipino fishermen

The Guardian & Airwars
Lives torn apart by British airstrikes in Mosul give lie to UK’s ‘perfect’ precision war

1843 Magazine, The Economist
Sarah said she was raped by peacekeepers. The UN offered her $50

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
The drug was meant to save children’s lives. Instead, they’re dying

The Slaughter of El Geneina

Written News

Daily Telegraph
Revealed: Global private hospital group embroiled in ‘cash for kidneys’ racket

BBC Online
Kashmir Press Freedom

The Independent and Lighthouse Reports
Murdered, tortured or in hiding from the Taliban: The special forces abandoned by Britain

‘They throw you away like garbage:’ The homeless families being told to move up to 230 miles away by councils