And the trophy goes to…
Our Media Awards often yield a great crop of the best in human rights journalism, making the decision to select a winner and two shortlists a near impossible feat for the judges. Judging the Media Awards in 2016 was no different. The quality was supreme. The selection process was passionate. The judges’ decision, however, was final.
A snapshot of the 2016 winning entries
Marie Colvin and Sue Lloyd-Roberts celebrated for dedication to human rights reporting at Amnesty Media Awards
Amnesty International celebrated two of the UK’s best-known journalists for their dedication to human rights reporting at its 25th annual Media Awards ceremony in central London on Tuesday 29 November 2016.
The Sunday Times’ foreign correspondent Marie Colvin – who, in 2012, was killed in an airstrike while on assignment in Syria – and BBC News’ correspondent Sue Lloyd-Roberts – who died of cancer in October last year – were each posthumously given a special Amnesty Media Impact Award that honours their courage and unwavering commitment to human rights journalism.
Photojournalist and friend of Marie, Paul Conroy collected Marie Colvin’s award on behalf of her family while Sue’s husband Nick Guthrie picked up Sue’s award.