Amnesty International UK Media Awards 2000
|Amnesty International UK|
2000 saw the introduction of a new award, the "Global Award for Human Rights Journalism" for an outstanding article in the written media anywhere in the world.
In total there were 8 awards: Global Award for Human Rights Journalism, National Print, Periodicals, Photojournalism, Radio, Special Award for Human Rights Journalism Under Threat, Television Documentary and Television News. Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK said: "These awards recognise the important role of the media in exposing violations, as well as telling the inspiring stories of people struggling against the odds to realise human rights."
The "Special Award for Human Rights Journalism Under Threat" was presented to Ignacio Gómez for his high-risk reporting on organized crime, corruption, and paramilitary groups.
The inaugural "Global Award for Human Rights Journalism" was presented to Palagummi Sainath for his work in The Hindu newspaper "A dalit goes to court". Sainath showed in great detail the unconstitutional and systemic human rights abuse against over 170 Million dalits, the manifestation of rape culture in India, how dalit (lower caste) women were denied human rights and access to justice. He showed how access to the legal systems was blocked with victims made to pay “Two hundred and twenty rupees entry fee", to enter the police station to lodge a criminal report - First Information Report (FIR). Sainath's work showed how the combinations of status, poverty and education empowered exploitation and institutional failure. A most telling comment was “All the judges of the Supreme Court do not have the power of a single police constable.”
Shortlist and Awards 2000
|GLOBAL AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS JOURNALISM|
|"A Dalit goes to Court"||The Hindu||Palagummi Sainath|| |
|The article "A Dalit goes to Court" published in The Hindu newspaper lays bare the systematic discrimination against the 170 million dalits (formerly known as 'untouchables') in India.|
|After the slaughter, a nice retirement in south London||The Times||Ann Treneman|| |
|Series of articles on NATO bombings in Yugoslavia||The Independent||Robert Fisk|| |
|The boy killers of Sierra Leone||Daily Mirror||Anton Antonowicz|| |
|Child Sacrifice||Sunday Times Magazine||Christine Toomey|| |
|Convoy of the damned||Independent on Sunday Review||Robert Fisk|| |
|The rape of Kosovo||The Times Magazine||Janine di Giovanni|| |
|Child victims of war||The Mirror||Mike Moore|| |
|Faces of war in Life||The Observer||John Reardon|| |
|Kosovo: liberation and retribution||The Weekend Review, The Independent||Tom Pilston|| |
|Broadcasting House - Zambia||BBC Radio 4||Ishbel Matheson|| |
|Crossing Continents: A Kosovo homecoming||BBC Radio 4Iliriana Kacaniku||Iliriana Kacaniku|| |
|Strangers on the shore||BBC Radio 4||John Waite|| |
|SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS JOURNALISM UNDER THREAT|| Ignacio Gómez
Special investigations editor of the Colombian newspaper El Espectador and Director of the Colombian Press Freedom Foundation. Gómez had to flee after learning that his name was on a paramilitary death list.
|'Careless Talk'||BBC Panorama||John Ware|| |
|'Licence to kill'||Correspondent - BBC||Olenka Frenkiel|| |
|'Out of Africa'||Channel 4 Television||reported by Sorious Samura, produced by Insight News|| |
|Aceh||Channel 4 News||Ian Williams|| |
|Nepal: rape, abortion, prison||Correspondent - BBC||Sue Lloyd-Roberts|| |
|Rwanda genocide||BBC Newsnight||Fergal Keane|| |
- At the time of the 2000 Awards, Mark Lattimer was Communications Director at Amnesty International UK
- At the time of the 2000 Awards, Greg Whitmore was Picture Editor at The Observer
- Palagummi Sainath (1996). Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India's Poorest Districts. Penguin Group India. ISBN 978-0-14-025984-1.
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- Sainath, Palagummi (13 June 1999). "A dalit goes to court". The Hindu.
- Sainath, Palagummi. "Caste Off by Palagummi Sainath - A Dalit Goes to Court". A Dalit Goes to Court. religion-online.org, Claremont School of Theology. Archived from the original on 20 January 2013.
- "Document - India: The battle against fear and discrimination: The impact of violence against women in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan". AI Index: ASA 20/016/2001. Amnesty International. 7 May 2001. p. 27. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 January 2013.