Recognising excellence in reporting human rights issues

The 2016 winners

The winners of this year’s award categories are:

Photography: The winner of the Photography category is Andrew Quilty for his photo essay, ‘The Man on the Operating Table’ published on ABC Foreign Correspondent.

Radio: Sophie McNeill and Fouad Abu Gosh are the winners of the radio category for their piece, ‘Voices from Inside Besieged Syria’, produced for ABC Radio National.

Cartoon: The winner of the Cartoon category is Glen Le Lievre for his piece ‘Door’ published in The Sydney Morning Herald.

Print/Online: The winner of the Print/Online category is Jess Hill for her story ‘Suffer the Children: Trouble in the Family Court’, edited by Nick Feik for The Monthly.

Indigenous Reporting: The winner of the Indigenous Reporting category is Sarah Dingle’s story for ABC Background Briefing ‘WA’s Stolen Wages Shame’.

Television: The winner of the Television category is Sarah Ferguson, Nial Fulton & Ivan O’Mahoney for their documentary ‘Hitting Home’, In Films for the ABC.

The six winners received an exquisite sculptural piece inspired by Amnesty International’s iconic flame, created by Sydney artist Cesar Cueva, director of ‘Courtesy of the Artist’.

The Award ceremony took place at Golden Age Cinema in Surry Hills, Sydney. See photos from the event below:


About the awards

The awards, now in their third year, recognise the excellent work of Australian journalists in uncovering human rights violations, holding abusers to account, and telling difficult stories in engaging ways.

Journalists, cartoonists, photographers and their producers and editors were encouraged to nominate pieces broadcast or published between 1 August 2015 and 1 August 2016.

Entry criteria

Criteria for entry in the 2016 awards.

Media awards background

Amnesty International Australia's Media Awards started in 2014.

The judges

A selection of esteemed Australian journalists are judging this year's awards. A panel of three will judge each of the six categories.