After a hiatus of four years, Amnesty International Australia has announced its prestigious media awards will open for 2021.
Entries are now open in the following categories:
- Indigenous reporting
Amnesty International Australia National Director Sam Klintworth, says, “We’ve seen, particularly through the COVID-19 pandemic, that press freedom is under threat all over the world.
“A free press is vital to hold authorities to account and shed light on human rights abuses and gains too. We want to acknowledge the important work that journalists, photographers and cartoonists do to ensure the stories of affected people are brought to the fore, and injustices are challenged.”
The Amnesty International Media Awards are held to recognise excellence in reporting human rights issues in the Australian media and acknowledge the importance of press freedom in protecting human rights.
Each year the awards acknowledge those Australian media stories that have presented a fair and balanced report of a human rights issue, highlighted hidden abuses and encouraged an audience’s greater understanding of a human rights issue.