Thursday, June 11, 2009
Awards: Amnesty Media Prizes Recognize Investigations of Killings, Torture
WikiLeaks reports that its editor Julian Assange has won Amnesty International's 2009 New Media Award for his work exposing the involvement of Kenyan police in hundreds of recent extrajudicial killings and disappearances. See more on the atrocities here. An Amnesty Media Award also goes to The Guardian for its investigation of how Britain's MI5 outsourced torture of British citizens to Pakistani security agencies. See more on these and the other Amnesty Media Awards here.