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Amnesty Media Award - Past Winners

    Award Winners 1995 - to present

    The Amnesty International Canada Media Awards honour the efforts of journalists to increase Canadians' awareness and understanding of human rights issues.

    2016 Amnesty Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Steven Chase - $15 billion Light Armoured Vehicle sale to Saudi Arabia
    The Globe and Mail, January 7, April 13, May 11

    Audio/Video Award
    Cullen Crozier - Forgotten Survivors
    APTN Investigates, February 19, 2016

    Local/Alternative Print Award
    Josiah Neufeld - Hell and High Water
    The United Church Observer, April 1 2016

    Online Media Award
    Marc Ellison & Daniel Lafrance - Safe House

    Youth Media Award
    Radio-Television-Journalism students at Nova Scotia Community College - Untitled: The Legacy of Land in North Preston

    2015 Amnesty Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Stephanie Nolen - If I send him, he may die. But if I keep him here, he will die
    The Globe and Mail, August 29, 2015

    Audio/Video Award
    John Chipman and Joan Webber - To No Man’s Land: The Story of Saaed Jama’s Deportation to Somalia
    CBC Radio One - The Current, November 4, 2014

    Local/Alternative Print Media
    Roberta Staley - Cola Kids Need a Fix
    Corporate Knights, Spring 2015

    Youth Media Award
    Deanna Grant - Why media’s impact on homelessness matters
    Skedline, Humber College, May 31, 2015

    2014 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Nathan VanderKlippe - Inside China's war on terror
    The Globe and Mail, August 16, 2014

    Audio/Video Award
    Ric Esther Bienstock - Tales from the Organ Trade
    The History Channel, July 7, 2014

    Brennan Leffler and Nisha Pahuja - Indian Bus Outrage
    16X9 Global News

    Local/Alternative Print Award
    Carol Sanders - Nowhere to go: Life in Dadaab
    Winnipeg Free Press, June 2014

    Online Media Award
    Asha Siad and Roda Siad - Living at the Border
     

    2013 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

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

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

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

    Local / Alternative Print Award
    Katie DeRosa - “Human Smuggling: A Sea of Troubles”
    Times Colonist, Victoria, B.C. , Novebmer 18, 21, 24, 2012

     

    2012 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Heather Scoffield, “The pain of painkillers: prescription drug abuse on reserves”
    The Canadian Press, April 2012

    Audio/ Video Award
    Anna Maria Tremonti, Joan Webber, Lara O’Brien, “Born of War”
    CBC Radio One “The Current”   April 3, 2012

    Local / Alternative Print Award
    Cory Ruf, “A taste of tolerance”
    The United Church Observer, January 2012

    Online Award
    Kathleen Martens, Paul Barnsley, “Residential School Lawyers”
    APTN Investigates, aptn.ca 29 November 2011 & 6 June 2012

     

    2011 Amnesty International Media AwardWinners

    National Print Award
    Stephanie Nolen - “From purdah to power – by many tiny steps”
    The Globe and Mail, 22 March 2011

    Audio / Video Award
    Gillian Findlay, Chris Wodskou, Aaron Brindle - “Remy’s Wake (The Story of Remy Beauregard)”
    CBC Radio One “The Current” 5 February 2011

    Local /Alternative Print Award
    Sally Armstrong - “These Little Girls are Setting out to Change the World”
    Chatelaine, September 2011

    Online Award
    Helen Fallding, Joe Bryksa, Tyler Walsh - “No Running Water”
    The Winnipeg Free Press  October, November  2010

     

    2010 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Jim Bronskill, Sue Bailey - “Canada’s Scarlet Letter: Security Certificates at the Crossroads”
    The Canadian Press, December 13-16, 2009

    Audio / Video Report
    Tina House - “APTN Investigates: Missing Women”
    Aboriginal Peoples Television Network,  January 15, 2010

    Local / Alternative Print Award
    Richard Wright
    “It’s A National Disgrace”
    The United Church Observer, January 2010

     

    2009 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Paul Koring - “Abdelrazick: The Kafkaesque nightmare of a citizen in forced exile”
    The Globe and Mail, October 1, 2008 – September 30, 2009

    Audio / Video Award
    Jennifer Hollett - “The Shministim”
    Dispatches, CBC Radio,  April 27, 2009

    Local / Alternative Print Award
    David Hayes - “Abandoned in Canada”
    Chatelaine, September 2009

     

    2008 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Bill Schiller - “China and Human Rights”
    The Toronto Star, October 11, 2007 to August 29, 2008

    Audio / Video Award
    Tina Pittaway - “God and Country”
    CBC Radio “The Current” October 1, 2007

    Local / Alternative Print Award
    Susan McClelland - “Cuts Both Ways”
    Chatelaine, September 2008
     

    2007 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Graeme Smith - “Prisoners in Afghanistan: From Canadian custody into cruel hands”
    The Globe and Mail, April 23 , 2007

    Audio/Video Award
    Alan Guettel, Rick MacInnes-Rae, Alison Masemann, Producers - “The Paradox of Democracy”
    Dispatches, CBC National Radio News,  December 14, 2006

     

    2006 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Stephanie Nolen - “From the bush, a harsh homecoming”
    The Globe and Mail, July 8, 2006

    Audio / Video Award
    Thomas Rose, Senior Producer - “Skid Row”
    CBC  Radio One, Dispatches, February 16, 2006

    Audio / Video Award
    Jennifer Westaway, Reporter - “Skid Row”
    CBC  Radio One, Dispatches, February 16, 2006
     

    2005 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Andrew Duffy - “Terror vs Torture: The fight for the soul of Canada’s justice system”
    The Ottawa Citizen,  December 12, 2004

    Audio / Video Award
    Ed Martin - “The Mushuau Innu; Surving Canada”
    OMNI TV, October 16, 2004

     

    2004 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Stephanie Nolen - “The Next Rwanda?  Sudan’s Neglected Nightmare”
    The Globe and Mail, June 5, 2004

    National Print Award – Honourable Mention
    Dan Gardner - “The Face of Torture (Series)”
    The Ottawa Citzen, February 1-8, 2004

    Audio / Video Award
    Christopher Grosskurth - “North Korea: The Hidden Gulag”
    CBC National Radio News, December 29, 2003

    Audio / Video Award
    Elizabeth Noh, Sean Brocklehurst, Ilse Hirschegger, Producers - “North Korea: The Hidden Gulag”
    CBC National Radio News, December 29, 2003

     

    2003 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Stephanie Nolen - “Uganda’s Child Soldiers”
    The Globe and Mail, 25 January 2003

    Audio / Video Award
    Declan Hill
    “Too Many Reasons To Die”
    CBC Radio News, “Dispatches”,  4 June, 2003

    Audio / Video Award
    Honourable Mention
    Jacques Bourbeau - “Series of stories on the Maher Arar case”
    Global National, October 2002 – September 2003

    Local / Alternative Print Award
    Sue Montgomery - “Algerians sent back – minus baby”
    The Gazette,  Montreal,  October 3, 2002

     

    2002 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Marcus Gee - “Evil on Trial”
    The Globe and Mail, June 8,11, 20, 2002

    Audio Award
    Alisa Siegel - “Singing Against Darkness”
    CBC Radio One, “This Morning”, December 20, 2001

    Audio Award
    Neil Sandell - “Singing Against Darkness”
    CBC Radio One, “This Morning”, December 20, 2001

    Video Award
    Patricia Naylor - “In The Line Of  Fire”
    CBC TV “Witness”, November 28, 2001

    Local / Alternative Print Award
    Sally Armstrong - “Speaking their peace”
    Chatelaine Magazine, September 2002
     

     

    2001 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Glen McGregor - “Letters from death row”
    The Ottawa Citizen, August 26, 2001

    Video / Audio Award
    Bruce Edwards - “Gee’s Bend – The Crossing”
    CBC Radio “Dispatches”, February 14, 2001

    Local / Alternative Print Award
    Stewart Bell - “Guerrilla Girls”
    Homemaker’s Magazine, April 2001

     

    2000 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Linda Diebel - “Orphans of terror”
    The Toronto Star, February 20, 2000

    Local / Alternative Print Award
    Sally Armstrong - “Honour’s Victims”
    Chatelaine, March 2000

     

    1999 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Dan Gardner - “The Trials Of Aleksandr Nikitin”
    The Ottawa Citizen, September 12, 1999

    Video / Audio Award
    Rick MacInnes –Rae - “Kosovo Reports”
    CBC National Radio News, April 5, June 15,16,& 18

     

    1998 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Martin Regg Cohn - “New face of slavery flourishes in Sudan”
    The Toronto Star  June 13, 1998

    Video/ Audio Award
    Bob Carty - “Guatemala’s Search For Truth”
    CBC Radio “This Morning”, April 19, 1998

    Local /Alternative Print Award
    Cathy Majenyi - “Struggling in Uganda”
    The Catholic Register, June 29, 1998

     

    1997 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    Linda Diebel - “Are we now the enemy? Human Rights in Colombia”
    The Toronto Star,  July 13-14, 1997

    Video/ Audio Award
    Rick MacInnes-Rae - “Exodus from Zaire”
    CBC National Radio News, November 12,14, & 15, 1996

    Local / Alternative Print Award
    Enzo Di Matteo - “What is Canada going to do about Castro?”
    NOW July 24-20, 1997

    1996 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print Award
    John Stackhouse - “Destino: East Timor’s Lost Hope”
    The Globe and Mail, February 3, 1996

    Local / Alternative Print
    Cathy Majtenyi - “Products made on the backs of exploited workers”
    The Catholic Register, July 1, 1996

     

    1995 Amnesty International Media Award Winners

    National Print  Award
    Linda Diebel - “Mexican Land Wars”
    The Toronto Star, June 25, 1995

    Video / Audio Award
    Andrew Mitrovica - “Possible Sale of CF-5 Fighter Aircraft To Turkey”
    CTV National News, March 17, 1995

    Local / Alternative Print Award
    Cathy Majtenyi - “Rights Abuses Overlooked In The Name of Oil”
    The Catholic Register, August 26 – September 2, 1995