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Amnesty International Media Awards 2011


The Media Awards recognise excellence in human rights journalism that makes a significant contribution to the UK public's understanding of human rights.

They celebrate the breadth of reporting across different media and acknowledge the risks journalists take while reporting the stories that might otherwise remain untold.

Eligibility: Entries must have been published or broadcast for the first time in the UK between 1 March 2010 and 28 February 2011.

Categories:

Photojournalism: For a series of up to six photographs from a portfolio, all or part of which was published or publicly exhibited in the UK.

Digital : For innovative digital content appearing for the first time on a UK-based website covering news, blogs, features and comment or debate, audio and visual material. 

Television News : For a news item, or up to three new items if part of a series, broadcast predominantly to a UK audience. This includes footage hosted online.

Documentary and docudrama : For a single programme of between 20 and 120 minutes duration, broadcast predominantly to a UK audience or given a theatrical screening in the UK.

Radio: For a news item, single programme or a series (including documentary or drama) of up to 120 minutes duration, broadcast predominantly to a UK audience. This includes podcasts.

International TV and Radio: Guidelines as for a television or radio entry (above) but seen or heard on a channel that has a broadcast platform in the UK and is available internationally. 

Nations and Regions: Open to print or broadcast entries from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the English Regions that meet one of the following criteria:
• A newspaper or magazine article or three articles (if part of a series);
• A TV or radio news item or series of up to three news items (if part of a series);
• A single radio or TV programme (including documentary and drama) of up to 60 minutes duration.

National newspapers: For an article or series of up to three articles in a UK newspaper.

Magazines
Supplement: Newspaper supplement for an article or series of up to three articles published in a magazine-style weekly or monthly UK newspaper supplement.

Consumer: For an article or articles (as above) published in a UK consumer periodical.

Gaby Rado Memorial Award: For an up-and-coming journalist who has been covering national or international human rights stories in broadcast, online or print media for less than five years. The judges will be looking particularly for coverage which brings to the fore the human stories behind the headlines. The Gaby Rado memorial award was established with the help of the family, friends and colleagues of the journalist Gaby Rado, who died in Iraq in 2003.

What photojournalists should submit:

One copy each of up to six photographs, from a portfolio, all or part of which was published or publicly exhibited in the UK, as high res images (minimum of 300dpi at a4) on CD or DVD. Label the disc with date of publication or when it was exhibited.

• A short caption for each photograph.
• One original copy of the publication or details of the exhibition, eg programme or catalogue.

Entry fee:

Entry before 15 January 2011 costs £99 per entry, except Nations and Regions (no fee) and Photojournalism (no fee). Entry after 15 January 2011 costs £130 per entry except nation and regions (£50) and photojournalism (no fee).

Deadline: March 1st, 2010


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