Amnesty announces Media Awards finalists

Amnesty International UK has announced finalists of the Amnesty Media Awards 2022, a prestigious set of awards that have now been running for 30 years.

The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at a ceremony in London, hosted by Krishan Guru-Murthy on Wednesday 4 May 2022.

The 11 award categories celebrate excellence in human rights journalism over the past year and applaud the courage and determination of journalists and editors who sometimes put their lives on the line to report on vital human rights issues.

The judging panels were made up of high-profile UK journalists, past award winners and Amnesty representatives

The finalists:


  • Al Jazeera
    Al Jazeera Investigations: All the Prime Minister’s Men
  • BBC
    Three Killings in Kampala
  • BBC News Arabic, BBC World News
    Haftar’s Russian Mercenaries – Inside the Wagner Group
  • Tortoise Media
    Hidden Homicides


  • BBC News Arabic, BBC Digital News
    The Lost Tablet
  • and i
    The Plight of LGBT people in Afghanistan
  • The Guardian/Saturday
    The Great Sperm Heist
  • The Sunday Times
    Our floating hell: the incredible story of a crew stranded at sea in the Gulf

The Gaby Rado Award for New Journalist

  • Rosa Furneaux
    The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • Murray Jones
    Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) & The Byline Times
  • Ben van der Merwe
    New Statesman
  • Zecharias Zelalem

Student Journalist

  • Mohamed Boteen
    National Film And TV School
  • Israel Campos
    City University of London
  • Kimi Chaddah
    Durham University
  • Udit Mahalingam
    King’s College London

Radio & Podcasts

  • Audible UK
    The Bias Diagnosis – Episode 3: Thought
  • BBC Radio 4
    Kaleidoscope: Lights Out
  • BBC World Service Radio
    “Document everything. Trust no one”
  • The Guardian
    The Pegasus Project / Today In Focus

Broadcast News

  • BBC iPlayer + BBC News at Ten + BBC online
    The Execution of Lisa Montgomery
  • BBC News:  BBC News at Ten, Radio 4 Today, World Service Newshour, BBC Online
    Afghan Women
  • BBC Ten O’Clock News, BBC1
    Libya’s forgotten migrants
  • Sky News
    Sky News Meets the Middlemen Smuggling Thousands Across the Channel

Best Use of Digital Media

  • Airwars
    Gaza: mapping the civilian toll
  • Al Jazeera English
    State of Fear
  • BBC World Service
    Channel migrants tragedy: Terrifying final hours of their fatal journey
  • The Guardian
    Countdown to the airstrike: the moment Israeli forces hit al-Jalaa tower, Gaza

Written News

  • Al Jazeera English Online
    In Spain’s strawberry fields, migrant women face sexual abuse
  • Al Jazeera English Online, Al Jazeera Digital
    “A Tigrayan womb should never give birth”: Rape in Tigray
  • The Daily Telegraph /
    Hilton hotel to be built in Xinjiang after China bulldozes mosque
  • The Times
    Taliban Purge

Nations and Regions                                   

  • BBC Northern Ireland
    BBC NI Spotlight Covid & Care: Searching for Answers
  • BBC One Scotland
    Desperately Seeking Asylum
  • BBC Scotland
    Covid-linked deaths in Scotland’s care homes
  • BBC Two / BBC One Wales
    A Killing In Tiger Bay


  • Hugh Kinsella Cunningham
    Inner Light: The children surviving conflict in DR Congo
  • Alessio Mamo
    Children in the Game
  • Andrew Testa
    Modern Slavery Unit
  • Harsha Vadlamani
    See how rural India has been overrun by the pandemic’s second wave


  • BBC 4
    Collective: Unravelling a Scandal
  • BBC One and BBC iPlayer
    Subnormal: A British Scandal
  • Channel 4
    Undercover in Africa’s Secret State
  • ITV
    Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin

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