We work with the news media to expose human rights abuses, put a human face on complex issues, and hold governments accountable.

Browse Press Releases & Reports

Media Relations Contacts

Amanda Simon, Director of Media Relations
Robyn Shepherd, Media Relations Manager
Nidya Sarria, Press Officer

For media inquires, please contact: [email protected]

You can also follow us on Twitter @AIUSAMedia


Amnesty: Myanmar army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya

Associated Press
Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report Wednesday that calls for an arms embargo on the country and criminal prosecution of the perpetrators.

After 4-month Battle, U.S.-Backed Forces Appear To Gain Control Of Raqqa

The U.N. and Amnesty International have criticized the U.S.-led coalition and its partners in Russia for not taking precautions to protect civilians.

Amnesty International Explains Youth Rights Regarding Protest

Teen Vogue

Teen Vogue’s Civil Discourse 101 features Amnesty International USA staff members, who answer questions from young activists as part of its #Right2Protest series.

Trump Wants to Make It Easier to Detain and Deport Unaccompanied Central American Children

Mother Jones

CBP officers lack the training and expertise needed to get children to talk about trauma. A report released by Amnesty International in June found that CBP agents often use their discretion to make “arbitrary decisions” that violate laws protecting asylum seekers.

UN: Teenage girl alleges sex abuse by peacekeeper in CAR

Associated Press

Amnesty International reported that its on-the-ground research revealed that one or more Mauritanian peacekeepers allegedly drugged and raped a 19-year-old woman adjacent to a checkpoint manned by the soldiers in Bambari in the evening of Sept. 30.

Trump Moves to Ease Sanctions on Sudan

The Hill

Among the critics of the sanctions relief is Amnesty International, which cited alleged chemical attacks against civilians in Darfur last year.

There has been a surge in arrests of LGBTQ people in Egypt. Here’s why.

PBS NewsHour

Since last month, Egyptian police have arrested at least 54 people in what’s considered to be the widest ever crackdown of LGBTQ citizens in that country

Clerk receives 536 comments on judges' petition

Bismarck Tribune

North Dakota Supreme Court Clerk said that her office received 536 comments regarding a South Central district judges’ petition to end legal provisions for out-of-state attorneys assisting criminal cases related to protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Journalist Resources

Amnesty International USA’s Media Team helps journalists with background, expert interviews, and other information. Reach them at [email protected] or call 202-509-8194.