Amnesty International USA’s Media Awards celebrate excellence in human rights journalism and applaud the courage and determination of journalists and editors who put their lives on the line to tell important human rights stories.

We welcome entries that:

  • Expose human rights issues
  • Are well-written and produced to a high quality
  • Introduce a human rights topic to their audiences, either for the first time, or in a fresh and innovative way

Entries for the 2019 Media Awards must have been published or broadcast for the first time between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

Entries will close on February 15th, 2019. To enter, please first ensure you have read the entry criteria and categories.

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