On April 3, 2019, Amnesty International UK announced the winners of the 2019 Amnesty Media Awards at a ceremony in London. Pulitzer Center grantee Marc Ellison won the Innovation award for his Pulitzer-supported project, “How Nigeria’s Fear of Child ‘Witchcraft’ Ruins Young Lives,” published by Al Jazeera in November 2018.
In addition to a feature story, Ellison created an interactive graphic novel illustrating the fates of Nigerian children accused of witchcraft.
Incredibly honoured to have won the @AmnestyUK Innovation award w/ Samuel Iwunze last night. Our photo/graphic novel documented how/why Nigerian kids are accused of being witches. A million thx to @pulitzercenter @comicrepublicng @brcinigeria @WHRIN @haddadme @anealla @erinjessee pic.twitter.com/JqLUYRsnBF
— Marc Ellison (@marceellison) April 4, 2019
Amnesty’s UK Media Awards, which have been running annually since 1992, celebrate excellence in human rights journalism and applaud the courage and determination of journalists who often put their lives on the line to report on vital human rights issues. During the ceremony this year, there was a moment of reflection for the 89 journalists who were imprisoned for their work in 2018. For more information, please visit the Amnestiy International UK Media Awards website.
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