The Amnesty Canada Media Awards: honouring journalists for outstanding human rights reporting
The Amnesty International Canada Media Awards honour the efforts of journalists to increase Canadians' awareness and understanding of human rights issues. Now in its 19th year, these awards recognize the media’s efforts to bring awareness to international human rights issues that fall within the mission of Amnesty International.
We ask journalists to submit work in the following categories:
National print – including newspapers and national magazines
Audio/Video – television or radio news and documentaries
Local/ alternative – local and alternative newspapers and special audience magazines
Online - a journalist product for a Canadian audience, only available online from a website where journalists have originated the content, or selected and amplified it (maximum of three entries.)
2014 Award Winners
National Print Award
Audio / Video Award - Short Form Winner
“Indian Bus Outrage”
Audio / Video Award - Long Form Winner
Local / Alternative Print Award
Winnipeg Free Press
Online Media Award
Asha Siad and Roda Siad
The 2014 winners were announced on 22 December with the awards being presented at an event on 9 April in Toronto. For more information on the winners, click here.
Amnesty International Canada Youth Media Award
This new award is for journalism covering international or national human rights issues with particular emphasis on how they impact young people. The presentation of the award will be part of Amnesty International Canada’s annual Media Awards ceremony in the 21st year.
The competition is open to any student at a Canadian university, or college who has had an article published or a piece broadcast or posted in a recognized student media outlet during the period from 30 September 2014 through 30 April 2015.
The winner will be announced in September 2015. The prize is $500 dollars. The winner will also later receive an Amnesty International Canada Youth Media Award Certificate at the annual Amnesty International Canada Media Awards event.