Joanna Jolly wins prestigious Amnesty International Media Award
Joanna Jolly has won the ‘radio’ category for her BBC documentary ‘Red River Women’ in this year’s Amnesty International Media Awards. Over 500 guests attended a ceremony at Milton Court in central London to celebrate the best human rights reporting of 2015 .
‘Red River Women’ tells the story of the disappearance of native Canadian women around the city of Winnipeg. It was published on 9 April on BBC online as ‘Red River Women’ and broadcast on the BBC World Service as ‘Canada’s Red River Murders’. The online piece has now had just under a million views from direct traffic, and five million hits on Facebook.
Joanna Jolly is now working on a book about Canada’s murdered and missing women.