Amnesty International UK's Media Awards 2011: the full shortlist

Amnesty International UK has announced the shortlist for its Media Awards 2011.

According to the charity, the awards ‘recognise excellence in human rights reporting and acknowledge journalism’s significant contribution to the UK public’s awareness and understanding of human rights issues”.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the British Film Institute on 24 May.

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The full shortlist of nominees:

Digital Media

  • Iraq War Logs – Bureau Of Investigative Journalism
  • Middle East Protests – Guardian Live Blog
  • PakistanDrone Warfare – Channel 4

Gaby Radio Memorial Award

  • Bloody And Bruised In The Back Of A Truck (and others) – The Guardian
  • Horror At The Hands Of The Healers(and others) – Eastern Eye
  • Opium Babies(and others) – CNN

International Television & Radio

  • Assignment: Politics In Rwanda – BBC World Service
  • Hardtalk On The Road In Sri Lanka – BBC World Service
  • World’s Untold Stories: Locked Up And Forgotten – CNN International

Magazines – Consumer

  • If This Girl Was Raped By Soldiers … – Marie Claire
  • The Lost Boys – GQ Magazine

Magazine – Newspaper Supplements

  • Cries From The Beloved Country – The Sunday Times Magazine
  • Haiti: What Happened Next – The Observer: The New Review
  • Handle With Care, Guardian Weekend Magazine

National Newspaper

  • Deadly Lure of US Leaves Trail Across Two Continents – The Guardian
  • One Woman’s Silent Quest For Peace – The Independent
  • The Honour Killing Files – The Independent

Nations & Regions

  • Bloody Sunday, The Irish Times & The Belfast Telegraph
  • Europa: Bosnia Rape Cases – BBC Scotland
  • Gangmaster Firm In Fight For Licence – Southport Visiter/Southport News


  • If This Girl Was Raped By Soldiers … – Marie Claire
  • Kenya’s Nubians: Then And Now – HOST Gallery
  • Miners Slave For Gold In Mud And Poison – The Sunday Times


  • Bagram Airbase – BBC Radio 4
  • File On 4: Domestic Slaves – BBC Radio 4
  • In The Wake Of The LRA – BBC Radio 4 Today Programme
  • Newsbeat In Pakistan – BBC Radio 1

Student Award

  • A Murky Business –The Cambridge Student
  • Kenyan Refugees: Robbed Of What Little They Have – Felix: IC’s Weekly Student Newspaper
  • Sex Trafficking: A Family Affair – VERITA Magazine

Television Documentary & Docudrama

  • The Dancing Boys Of Afghanistan – More 4 True Stories
  • The Lost Girls Of South Africa – Channel 4 Dispatches
  • Women, Weddings, War And Me – BBC3

Television News

  • Afghanistan: Taliban Stoning – BBC News
  • Investigating The Possibility Of War Crimes In Sri Lanka – Channel 4 News
  • Reporting On Mass Rape In The Congo – Channel 4 News



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