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October 12, 2016

Amnesty International Media Awards

Congratulations to finalists Glen Le Lievre, David Pope and Christopher Downes in the 2016 Amnesty International Media Awards.

Finalists have been selected for the 2016 Amnesty International Australia Media Awards by six independent panels of judges.

The awards celebrate excellence in human rights reporting by journalists whose work exposes the injustice of abuse, both in Australia and abroad.

The shortlisted finalists across the six categories are:

Indigenous Reporting

Print/Online

Photography

Television

Radio

Cartoon

These quality submissions were chosen from a field of entries that covered a wide range of issues in Australia and all around the world. Among them were powerful and eye-opening stories of family violence, youth justice, #Blacklivesmatter, press freedom and the effects of the wars in Afghanistan, Syria and elsewhere, including the plight of refugees seeking safety in Australia and overseas.

The judges noted the high quality of reporting and production among the entries, and excellent coverage not just of well-known subjects, but also of previously hidden human rights issues.

“The media awards bring attention to the many ways human rights matter to people’s lives every day,” said Karen Trentini, Amnesty International Australia’s Media Manager.

“They celebrate the courage of those enduring human rights abuses, as well as acknowledge the courage and tenacity of the journalists who choose to cover difficult stories, often requiring extraordinary perseverance to bring the full detail of an abuse to light.”

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Sydney on 21 November

www.amnesty.org.au/media-awards-2016