Media Awards

The Amnesty Canada Media Awards: honouring journalists for outstanding human rights reporting

Media Awards 2014 at Gardiner Museum, Toronto. Photos by: Danilo Ursini

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.)

Download the 2014 Media Awards Submission

2013 Award Winners

Jennifer Quinn Amnesty International Media AwardsNational Print Award

Jennifer Quinn
“A dangerous place to be gay”  
Sunday Star
Toronto, August 11, 2013

David McDougall Amnesty International Media AwardAudio / Video Award

David McDougall 
Descent into chaos: Inside Syria’s civil war”
CBC Radio One “As It Happens”
March 27, 2013

Carol Off Amnesty International Media AwardsAudio / Video Award

Carol Off
Descent into chaos: Inside Syria’s civil war
CBC Radio One “As It Happens”
March 27, 2013


Katie DeRosa Amnesty International Media AwardsLocal / Alternative Print Award

Katie DeRosa
Human Smuggling: A Sea of Troubles”
Times Colonist, Victoria, B.C.
November 18, 21, 24, 2012


The 2013  winners were announced on 19 December with the awards being presented at an event on 9 April in Toronto.

View list of past winners of the Amnesty International Media Awards

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Media Award Winners