Australia: Inaugural Amnesty International Australian Media Awards winners announced
Last Updated: 27 December 2014

In October 2014, Amnesty International held its first Australian Media Awards. The awards reflect upon reporting on human rights issues in Australia over the past year. The winners were awarded across four broad categories including print/online, photojournalism, Indigenous reporting and broadcast. The winners were:

  1. Print/Online – The Immigration Department Data Breach by Oliver Laughland, Paul Farrell and Asher Wolf from the Guardian Australian.
  2. Photojournalism – "Football in the Favelas" by Sam Ruttyn, shot for News Corporation – The Daily and Sunday Telegraph.
  3. Indigenous reporting – "Let's Talk Decolonisation" British Indigenous Media Association. [Not available online]
  4. Broadcast – "The Manus Solution" Four Corners ABC TV.

National Director, Clare Mallinson, said that "Our inaugural awards winners show that inspired and courageous journalism will never be silenced".

Imprisoned Australian Journalist Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were also acknowledged at the awards, with attending journalist writing messages of support in a book presented to Peter's parents, Louis and Juris.

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