This year marks the fifth presentation of Amnesty International Canada’s Youth Media Award. Annually this prestigious award is granted to a student journalist, who produces a human rights story with an emphasis on an issue impacting young people.
The Amnesty Media Awards are bestowed for excellence in journalism and honours the efforts of journalists to increase Canadians’ awareness and understanding of human rights. Past recipients include noteworthy individuals such as Anna Maria Tremonti of CBC Radio, Stephanie Nolen of the Globe and Mail, and documentary filmmaker Ric Esther Bienstock – Winning is quite the accomplishment!
An assortment of well written and insightful human rights stories were received from students all across Canada. It was a tough decision-making process for our esteemed judges to determine a winner.