Salutations from across the globe

When managing awards, it can be tricky to get the judging panels together – particularly when the panellists are as busy and high profile as some of those judging the 2022 Amnesty Media Awards, such as BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg and Nihal Arthanayake, Channel 4’s Seyi Rhodes and Times Radio’s Matt Chorley.

By running the judging sessions remotely, less time is required of the judges, and it also enables us to involve judges from all over the world – like Smita Sharma, last year’s 2021 Amnesty Media Awards Photojournalism winner joining us here from Delhi.

Although the Awards were able to be judged remotely, we’re very much looking forward to our judges and finalists joining us for the ceremony at the Amnesty Human Rights Action Centre in London. We’ll also live stream the ceremony via the awards website, enabling us to celebrate the winners and their stories with a much wider audience.

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