Amnesty International’s Media Awards open to entries, with digital innovation category

Bureau of Investigative Journalism custody

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism won the digital innovation category in 2012

Amnesty International UK has announced that entries can now be submitted to its annual Media Awards, which the organisation said in a release “recognise excellence in journalism that has made a significant contribution to the UK public’s greater awareness and understanding of human rights issues”.

One of the awards categories is for digital innovation. Last year’s winner was the Bureau of Investigative Journalism for “deaths in custody: a case to answer“.

In a release, Amnesty International UK added that “to encourage a wide range of entries, we have established a sponsorship fund to support a limited number of entries from freelance journalists and filmmakers, as well as small digital and broadcast outlets”.

Entries can be submitted until Friday 1 March. More details are available on the awards site.

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