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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS AWARDS 1997

MARC RIBOUD JOINS PANEL OF JUDGES

29 April 1996

Marc Riboud, distiguished Magnum photographer, joins Cristina OdoneJohn Mortimer QCSharon WelchJames NaughtieKeiko ItohNorma Johnston/, Communications Director, Amnesty International UK, as a judge of this year's Amnesty International UK Press Awards.

The award will take place at the Park Lane Hotel on Wednesday, 18 June at 7.00pm.

Now in its sixth year, these awards recognise excellence in human rights journalism that has made a significant contribution to the British public's greater awareness and understanding of human rights issues. Awards are presented in six categories:

  1. Television Documentary
  2. Television news
  3. Radio
  4. National Print
  5. Periodicals
  6. Photojournalism

THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 9 MAY

Last year' winners were:
The ITN Channel Four News TeamWar Crimes in Bosnia

obert Block
for his articles reporting the Fall of Srebrenicia for The Independent
Marc Jobst for Out of the Fire, BBC South
Theodore Liasi for his photo of a line mine accident in Kabul

ob Norland
Death of a Village for Newsweek
Channel Four's Delta ForceGlenn Ellis of Catma Films


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