Amnesty Media Award for Mackinnon

A student at Glasgow University has been named a winner at UK-wide awards recognising excellence in the reporting of human rights issues.

Amy Mackinnon picked up the Student prize at the Amnesty International Media Awards.

Her winning article – The Curious Case of John Oguchuckwu, for the university newspaper, the Glasgow Guardian – was about a Nigerian student returned by the UK authorities to his home country.

Among the awards, one was presented posthumously to Marie Colvin, who died earlier this year while reporting for the Sunday Times from Syria.

The full list of winners (which includes former Observer Scotland correspondent, Callum Macrae) reads:

DOCUMENTARY

ITN Productions for Channel 4 (Callum Macrae, Chris Shaw, Jon Snow) – Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields

DIGITAL MEDIA

Bureau of Investigative Journalism (Dan Bell, Iain Overton, Stuart Griffiths, Charlie Mole, Rachel Oldroyd, Angus Stickler) – Deaths in Custody: A Case to Answer

GABY RADO MEMORIAL AWARD

'Mani', Channel 4 News – Horror in Homs

INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION & RADIO

Al Jazeera (May Ying Welsh, Jon Blair) – Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark

MAGAZINES – CONSUMER

Vanessa Baird, New Internationalist – Nature’s Defenders

MAGAZINES – NEWSPAPER SUPPLEMENTS

Will Storr, Observer Magazine – The Rape of Men

NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS

Marie Colvin, Sunday Times – We Live in Fear of a Massacre

NATIONS & REGIONS

ITN for ITV London Tonight (Ronke Phillips, Faye Nickolds) – Torso in the Thames

PHOTOJOURNALISM

Mary Turner, Times – A Place to Stay – Dale Farm

RADIO

BBC Radio 5 Live Victoria Derbyshire in Guantánamo Bay (Louisa Compton, Victoria Derbyshire, Rob Halon)

STUDENT AWARD

Amy Mackinnon, Glasgow Guardian – The Curious Case of John Oguchuckwu

TELEVISION NEWS

BBC Newsnight (Amanda Gunn, Sue Lloyd Roberts) – Undercover in Homs

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