|The Amnesty International Media Awards established in 1992 are awards "which recognise excellence in journalism that has made a significant contribution to the UK publicâ€™s greater awareness and understanding of human rights issues.". Amnesty UK has also said of the awards: "This is our one opportunity in the year to acknowledge the creativity, skills and sheer determination that it takes to get the news out, and in such a way as to educate and alert millions of viewers, listeners and readers." The awards acknowledge the unique relationship that exists between Amnesty International and the media. At the inaugural award in 1992, Sir Trevor McDonald said of the relationship; "Amnesty persists where journalism leaves off. We visit these scenes and then move on. Amnesty has the virtue of sticking with the story and making sure the truth comes out," Since the awards started in 1992 they have developed to include how new technology has affected journalism. The present awards are for National Newspapers, Magazines, Television News, Radio, International TV & Radio, Nations & Regions, Photojournalism, Digital Innovation, Student Human Rights Reporters and the Gaby Rado Memorial Award. The judges are selected from the media, the arts and entertainment industries, the NGO sector, academia and the legal profession. Amnesty International senior staff also take part in the judging process but have no final vote over the choice of winners.|
Check all the Awards, Winners and Nominations for the Amnesty International UK Media Awards since 2009.