Amnesty International Australia has announced an extension to the entry deadline for their Media Awards 2021. Entries will now be open until AEST 11:59pm 25th August 2021.
“With extended lockdowns around the country, now is a hard time for everyone. Because of this added pressure, we’ve decided to extend the deadline for entry to the Media Awards,” Amnesty International Australia Events Coordinator, Robbie Wardhaugh, said.
“We thank the hard-working journalists who keep us informed and hold those in power to account; we’re excited to see their excellent work reflected in this years’ Awards.”
“COVID-19 has highlighted so many of the issues and injustices across the world, exacerbated old divisions and created new ones,” Awards judge and cartoonist, Fiona Katauskas said.
“Governments, political actors and corporations across the world are using this crisis as a distraction. Misinformation is at an all-time high. A free, fact-based press has never been more important.”
The Media Awards are held to recognise excellence in reporting human rights issues in the Australian media and acknowledge the importance of press freedom in protecting human rights.