MIL-OSI NGOs: Nish Kumar announced as host of Amnesty Media Awards 2024

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Comedian, presenter and political commentator Nish Kumar set to host Amnesty International UK’s upcoming Media Awards

Awards will take place at Amnesty UK’s Human Rights Action Centre on 9 May and will also be livestreamed

‘More than ever journalists and the brave work they do – often at huge personal risk – needs to be championed and celebrated’ – Nish Kumar

Amnesty International UK has announced Nish Kumar as the host of its 32nd annual Media Awards, which celebrate excellence in UK human rights journalism.

Host of TV programmes including Late Night Mash (formerly known as The Mash Report) and Newsjack, Nish Kumar is one of the biggest names in comedy. He is also the co-host of the political podcast Pod Save the UK.

Nish has collaborated with Amnesty UK in previous years, taking part in the Secret Policeman’s Tour in 2019 and the Secret Policeman’s Ball Unlocked in 2020.

Speaking of the Media Awards, Kumar said:

“I’m truly honoured to be hosting the 32nd Amnesty International UK Media Awards.

“Globally we are living through a time of unprecedented instability and conflict. More than ever journalists and the brave work they do – often at huge personal risk – needs to be championed and celebrated.

“Without journalists injustices go unrecorded, human rights are tossed aside by those in power, and the planet becomes a more dangerous place for all of us – now and in the future. These awards are important – not just to the people whose work we will be shining a light on, but to everyone across the globe.”

About the Media Awards

The Amnesty Media Awards recognise the vital role journalists play and the serious risks they face in highlighting human rights abuses around the world.

Spanning 10 categories, entries are judged by an expert panel including renowned journalists. This year’s judges include Christina Lamb (The Sunday Times), Maya Oppenheim (The Independent), Mark Austin (Sky News), Ayshah Tull (Channel 4), John Ray (ITV) and Alison Phillips (Daily Mirror).

The awards ceremony will take place at Amnesty UK’s Human Rights Action Centre in London on Thursday 9 May 2024.

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