Amnesty Media Awards 2020 – Winners
Amnesty Media Awards 2020: For Sama, ITV, Daily Mirror, Sunday Telegraph and BBC News Arabic amongst winners
Prestigious Amnesty Media Awards 2020 winners announced.
5 Live, The Impartial Reporter and BBC World Service also awarded top spots.
‘These awards recognise truly outstanding journalism which has shone a spotlight on the world’s darkest corners’ – Kate Allen
The winners of Amnesty International UK’s prestigious Amnesty Media Awards 2020 have been announced this evening.
The acclaimed Syria documentary For Sama added to its growing list of accolades, winning the award for best documentary, while Hardcash Productions for ITV Exposure won best investigation with its Inside China’s Digital Gulag programme.
The Daily Mirror, BBC Radio 5 Live, The Sunday Telegraph and BBC News Arabic Documentaries also achieved top spots in the awards.
In an online ceremony held earlier this evening, the Amnesty Media Awards 2020 were presented by a number of high profile journalists who were judges involved in this year’s awards, including BBC News’s Tina Daheley, Channel 4 Unreported World presenter Seyi Rhodes, VICE UK’s Zing Tsjeng and BBC News’s Clive Myrie.
Viewers of the ceremony were encouraged to support an Amnesty campaign calling for the release of Khaled Drareni, an Algerian journalist sentenced to two years in prison last month for reporting on an anti-government protest.
Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: