Pulitzer Center Update

Pulitzer Center Grantee Marc Ellison Wins 2019 Amnesty International UK Media Award

Image courtesy of Amnesty International UK.

Image courtesy of Amnesty International UK.

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.

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.