On Wednesday 19 June 1996 Amnesty International United Kingdom (AIUK) held an awards ceremony, hosted by television presenter Shahnaz Pakravan, at London's Park Lane Hotel.
Awards were presented to journalists who in the past year have contributed to furthering the understanding and awareness of human rights issues within the United Kingdom.
"We can not work without the help of journalists who expose injustice, torture and massacres," said AIUK. "We hope these awards will encourage reporters to continue with that work, to prevent people suffering and to protect human rights all over the world."
Winners in six categories and an overall winner were announced on the night:-
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.
The Overall Winner award, which was presented by Ken Wiwa, went to the ITN Channel Four News team for its coverage of "War Crimes in Bosnia".
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