Amnesty International UK Media Awards 1996

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Six awards were awarded in the categories: National Print; Periodicals; Photojournalism; Radio; Television Documentary; and Television News.[1][2]

The award ceremony, held on Wednesday 19 June 1996, was hosted by Shahnaz Pakravan.[3]

The overall winners were The News Team at ITN Channel 4 for their coverage of "War Crimes in Bosnia". The overall award was presented by Ken Wiwa.

During the awards there was a strong reaction[clarification needed] to the radio award for BBC Radio 4's series "Out of the Fire" produced by Marc Jobst and researched by Shirley Pope.

Marc Jobst said: "I'm enormously proud to receive this award from Amnesty International because I have such respect for their work. The programme they awarded was about Dana Tep and her daughter Ramoni who were subjected to slavery under the Khmer Rouge..."[4]

Dana and Ramoni Tep received a standing ovation at the ceremony, as they bravely chose the occasion of the AIUK Press Awards to come out from years of hiding to reveal their true identities.[4]

1996 Awards[edit]

1996
Category Title Organisation Journalists Refs
National Print
Series of articles reporting the Fall of Srebrenica The Independent Robert Block [5][6]
[7]
Periodicals
"Death of a Village" Newsweek Rod Nordland [8][9]

Photojournalism
Photograph of an eight-year-old victim of a land mine accident in Kabul Theodore Liasi [10][11]
Radio
"Out of the Fire" BBC Radio 4 Marc Jobst, Shirley Pope, John Simpson [12]

Television
Documentary
"Delta Force" A Catma Films production for Channel Four Glenn Ellis [13][14]
[15]
Television
News
Series of reports on
"War Crimes in Bosnia"
Channel Four News ITN Channel Four News team [16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 21 June 1996 Press Release AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UNITED KINGDOM PRESS AWARDS 1996 at the Wayback Machine (archived 4 November 1999)
  2. ^ 21 June 1996 - Text Only - Press Release AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UNITED KINGDOM PRESS AWARDS 1996 at the Wayback Machine (archived 30 May 1997)
  3. ^ "AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UNITED KINGDOM PRESS AWARDS 1996" (Press release). Amnesty International UK (AIUK). 21 June 1996. Archived from the original on 4 November 1999. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UNITED KINGDOM PRESS AWARDS 1996". Amnesty International UK (AIUK). 21 June 1996. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  5. ^ AIUK Website Media Awards 1996 - National Print Winners - Robert Block for his series of articles reporting the fall of Srebrenica at the Wayback Machine (archived 30 May 1997)
  6. ^ Block Robert (17 July 1995). "Bodies pile up in horror of Srebrenica". The Independent. 
  7. ^ ">Block Robert (30 October 1995). ""I have to get rid of these enclaves" - UN chief". The Independent. 
  8. ^ AIUK Website Media Awards 1996 - Periodical Winners - Death of a Village - Rod Nordland - Newsweek at the Wayback Machine (archived 30 May 1997)
  9. ^ Nordland, Rod (15 April 1996). "Death Of A Village". Newsweek. 
  10. ^ AIUK Website Media Awards 1996 - Photojournalism - Winner - Theodore Liasi - 8-year-old girl victim of a land mine accident in Kabul at the Wayback Machine (archived 30 May 1997)
  11. ^ "theodore liasi / #land mine victim 02". Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  12. ^ AIUK Website Media Awards 1996 - Radio - Winner - "Out of the Fire" - BBC Radio 4 - John Simpson, Producer: Marc Jobst, Researcher: Shirley Pope at the Wayback Machine (archived 30 May 1997)
  13. ^ AIUK Website Media Awards 1996 - Television Documentary - Winner - Delta Force - Producer/Director: Glenn Ellis, Writer/Researcher: Kay Bishop, Editor: Sally Hilton - Catma Films for Channel Four at the Wayback Machine (archived 30 May 1997)
  14. ^ Wiwa, Ken; Saro-Wiwa, Ken; Bishop, Kay; Ellis, Glenn (1995), Delta force (in Updatedversion), Television Trust for the Environment, OCLC 42241839, "A documentary made before the judicial murder of the Nigerian writer and human rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa in November 1995. Delta Force tells the story of the non-violent efforts of the Ogoni people to halt 30 years of environmental damage, suffering and inequality on the Niger Delta. Delta Force opens with the arrest of Saro-Wiwa and the subsequent implementation of ”Operation Restore” in Ogoniland--the military campaign of terror waged against the Ogoni people in an attempt to suppress their environmental campaign against oil drilling by Shell International. Also includes interview excerpts with Ken Wiwa, son of Ken Saro-Wiwa." 
  15. ^ "Delta Force - Year: 1995 Production Country: Great Britain Directed by Glen Ellis Featuring Ken Saro-wiwa". BFI - British Film Institute. 
  16. ^ AIUK Website Media Awards 1996 - Television News - Winner - "War Crimes in Bosnia" - News Team: Jane Bennet-Powell, Nik Gowing, Peter Morgan, Gaby Rado, Alex Thomson - ITN Channel Four News at the Wayback Machine (archived 30 May 1997)

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