UCL Institute of the Americas


Amnesty Media Award 2020 for Kenneth Sánchez

1 October 2020

‘These awards recognise truly outstanding journalism which has shone a spotlight on the world’s darkest corners’ – Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK

Kenneth Sanchez Amnesty Media Award

We are very proud to announce that Kenneth Sánchez has been awarded the Amnesty Media Award for Student Journalism, for his piece Escaping the Chaos: Venezuelans in Peru, which was Kenneth's final-year journalistic investigation as an undergraduate at the University of Kent. This piece had already garnered two previous accolades: the Unicorn Training Student - NMWP New Media Writing Prize (as well as becoming finalist in the NMWP Future Journalism Award), and the Best Education Story - Shorthand Award.

The winners of Amnesty International UK’s prestigious Amnesty Media Awards 2020 were announced on September 30 2020. Kenneth shared the virtual winners' podium with widely recognised names in journalism such as the BBC, The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian and ITV, amongst others. See Amnesty Media Awards press release here. You can access the videos of the complete awards ceremony here, scroll down a little to find the one specific to the Student Journalism category. You can also read Kenneth's complete article here.

Kenneth Sánchez is currently in the process of finishing his MSc Latin American Politics degree programme at UCL Institute of the Americas, under the supervision of Professor Paulo Drinot. Warm congratulations to Kenneth on his success!


University of Kent website

The Unicorn Training Student - NMWP New Media Writing Prize website

The NMWP Future Journalism Award website

Amnesty International UK website

Amnesty Media Awards press release

Amnesty Media Awards ceremony video - link

Link to access Kenneth's article in full

MSc Latin American Politics degree programme webpage

UCL Institute of the Americas website

Professor Paulo Drinot - academic profile


Courtesy of K Sánchez and Amnesty International UK