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2020 Media Awards Photojournalism Finalist

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.

Amnesty Media Awards 2021

Entries for the Amnesty Media Awards 2021 are now open. Click here for a full list of categories and to enter.

The closing date for entries is Thursday 21 January 2021 and the virtual award ceremony will be held via the awards website on Wednesday 28 April 2021.

Entries must be from a media outlet based in the UK and published or broadcast for the first time in the UK between 1 January and 31 December 2020. Click here for full entry criteria.

Amnesty Media Awards 2020 – Watch Again

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Jailed for doing his job

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni was arrested in March while covering a demonstration by the Hirak movement, which is calling for political change. He was accused of ‘inciting an unarmed gathering and undermining the territorial integrity of the country’ and in September was given a two-year prison sentence.

Khaled is the founder and director of news website Casbah Tribune, a correspondent for French TV station TV5 Monde, and a representative of Reporters Without Borders in Algeria. As an independent journalist, Khaled played a crucial role in documenting police violence and arbitrary arrests during protests, for which he has been targeted by the authorities and arrested several times. A colleague described him as a ‘symbol of freedom and resistance’.

Take action for Khaled

Journalists must be able to do their job freely and without restrictions. Support press freedom and demand the Algerian authorities release Khaled.

Suggested Tweet: Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni has been sentenced to two years in prison for reporting on a demonstration. Journalism is not a crime. Algerian president @TebbouneAmadjid must #FreeKhaledDrareni

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