The awards, which recognise excellence in human rights reporting, cover 12 categories in total, including a Gaby Rado Memorial Award and a brand new Student Award.
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has been shortlisted in the Digital Media category for its coverage of the Iraq War Logs.
The Bureau partnered with whistleblowers' website WikiLeaks last year to gain access to a database of almost 400,000 military logs recorded over six years of the Iraq war.
The Guardian's live blog coverage of the Middle East Protests and a Channel 4 News special report on Pakistan Drone Warfare have also been shortlisted in she same category.
Most of the categories feature three shortlisted entries, except for the radio category which has four, and consumer magazines which is down to just two.
The latter features a piece in Marie Claire by Robin Hammond titled 'If This Girl Was Raped By Soldiers' and a GQ Magazine article titled The Lost Boys by Ed Caesar. The Marie Claire feature is also shortlisted within the photojournalism category.
The winners of the awards will be announced at a ceremony in London on 24 May.
"This year's shortlist is amazingly strong, which is fantastic to see in our 20th anniversary year and a clear sign that a culture of superlative human rights journalism is alive and well in this country," Amnesty International UK Media Director Mike Blakemore said in a release.
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