The Amnesty Canada Media Awards: honouring journalists for outstanding human rights reporting
Amnesty International Canada invites journalists to make submissions for its 24th annual Media Awards. These awards honour the efforts of journalists to increase Canadians' awareness and understanding of human rights issues. AI’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
In pursuit of this vision, AI’s mission is to conduct research and to take action to prevent and end grave abuses of all human rights – civil, political, social, cultural and economic. From freedom of expression and association to physical and mental integrity, from protection from discrimination to the right to housing- these rights are indivisible.
ENTRIES FOR THE 2018 AWARDS MUST HAVE BEEN PRINTED, BROADCAST OR ONLINE FOR THE CANADIAN PUBLIC BETWEEN
1 OCTOBER 2017 AND 30 SEPTEMBER 2018.
New Categories for 2018
With the changing media landscape, Amnesty International has decided to expand certain media award areas and change the formats. The categories are as follows :
- television broadcasts, documentaries and online videos
- radio, online audio and podcasts
- Print – paper, online and magazines, both national and regional
- Long form over 2,000 words
- Short form up to 2,000 words
- Multimedia (which combines at least two of video, audio or print and could combine all of them)
You just need to fill in the electronic form and answer all the required questions. Please ensure you have URLs for your media work. Then press ‘submit’.
THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS FRIDAY OCTOBER 5, 2018.
The 2018 Amnesty International-Canada Media Awards will be announced in December, 2018. A reception to honour the winners will be held in Toronto April 4, 2019.
2018 Award Winners
National Print Award - Long Form
Stephanie Noel, "Colombia's peace deal brings a new season of fear", The Globe and Mail, June 17, 2018
Stephanie Nolen is the Latin America correspondent for The Globe and Mail, based in Mexico City. She has reported from more than 80 countries around the world and served as bureau chief for The Globe in Brazil, India and South Africa. Nolen focuses her reporting on issues of inequality and social inclusion and is honoured to be a six-time winner of the Amnesty International Media Award. She is the author of 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa and Promised the Moon: The Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Race.
National Print Award - Short Form
Nathan Vanderklippe, "It is about Xi as the leader of the world’: Former detainees recount abuse in Chinese re-education centres", The Globe and Mail, July 3, 2018
Nathan Vanderklippe is the Asia bureau chief for The Globe and
Mail. Based in Beijing, he reports on news and current affairs in China and the region. He has reported on political developments, natural disasters, humanitarian crises, social changes, human rights issues and, occasionally, a hockey game or two. Vanderklippe has also worked for The Globe and Mail in Calgary with a focus on the energy industry, for The Financial Post as a business journalist in Vancouver and for Canwest Global News as a reporter covering Canada’s northern territories.
Ryan Hicks, "Nothing to lose: root causes of migrations from Central America", The World This Weekend/ L’heure du monde, CBC Radio/Radio Canada CBC
Ryan Hicks is a former Quebec political correspondent for CBC News who has worked across the country for television, radio and online. He is currently a second-year law student at McGill University in Montreal, where his interests lie in anti-corruption, global investigations, and arbitration. Last year, Hicks earned a McBurney Latin America Fellowship.