World’s biggest letter writing marathon will help 10 victims of human rights abuses get justice

Millions of letters, emails and texts will be sent to support people who have been jailed and attacked during Amnesty’s annual Write for Rights campaign People across the UK can join to help 10 individuals facing abuses, including: An artist from Russia, arrested for protesting the invasion of Ukraine A hairdresser and single mother from Cameroon, imprisoned for attending her first peaceful protest A human rights lawyer from Hong Kong, jailed for commemorating the Tiananmen Square anniversary on social media Amnesty International has launched its flagship annual letter-writing campaign, Write for Rights…

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Amnesty International UK Media Awards 2022 – Winners Announced

Awards presented by Nawal Al-Maghafi and Krishnan Guru-Murthy Al Jazeera took home award for best investigation Outstanding Impact Award won by BBC for investigation into Russia’s Wagner group The winners of Amnesty International UK’s prestigious Media Awards 2022 have been announced this evening at a ceremony held in London, hosted by the BBC’s Special Correspondent and Filmmaker Nawal Al-Maghafi. The awards celebrate the best human rights journalism of 2021 across 12 categories, including investigations, broadcast news, documentaries, photojournalism, student media, radio and podcasts, as well as best use of digital…

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Write for Rights: World’s biggest human rights campaign marks 20th birthday

Amnesty International’s record-breaking Write for Rights campaign has launched, marking 20 years of the global letter-writing drive. Since 2001, the organization has collected millions of messages written in support of people who are unjustly detained or persecuted, and Write for Rights has become the world’s biggest human rights event. This year, Amnesty International is calling for justice for 10 more brave individuals and groups, including a citizen journalist imprisoned in China for reporting on Covid-19, an environmental activist imprisoned in Guatemala for campaigning against the destruction of one of his country’s…

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Amnesty and FA launch guide for increasing refugee women’s participation in football

Amnesty International UK, in partnership with the English Football Association, have launched a free guide and online training series which aims to increase refugee women’s participation in grassroots football. The guide will help coaches, clubs and their foundations, county FAs, and others to set up football sessions with and for refugee women and girls in their community. A number of football clubs across the country currently run free weekly football sessions with refugees to support fitness, help people feel part of the local community and reduce social isolation. But these sessions are often targeted at men and…

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Amnesty International and Advocacy Assembly launch new online courses on open source human rights investigations

Human rights researchers, activists and journalists are among those who will benefit from two new free online courses developed by Amnesty International and hosted by Advocacy Assembly to train people in how to carry out open source research for human rights investigations and advocacy. Based on the rigorous methodologies employed by Amnesty International’s Digital Verification Corps – an award-winning partnership with seven global universities – the courses will train people in investigative techniques used to verify digital content and tackle disinformation. “Never has it been more relevant for activists, journalists…

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