Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand is part of a global movement promoting and defending human rights. We can assist journalists with enquiries on international and Aotearoa New Zealand issues.

We are available to assist by providing relevant reports and background documents, arranging interviews with spokespeople and responding to urgent after-hours requests. If we are not able to provide direct assistance, we will do our best to pass you on to someone who can.

Amnesty International values the role of the media in shining a light on human rights issues and holding people in authority to account. Our founder, Peter Benenson, launched the Amnesty movement through a London newspaper over 60 years ago. Since then, our media teams around the world have worked with local and international journalists to provide helpful context, accurate data, and insightful perspectives.

Call: +64 220 759 165 (texts will not be received)


For a quick response, please use the mobile number. Emails sent outside general work hours of 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday might not be registered swiftly, but one of the team is on call every evening and weekend to respond to urgent enquiries. Don’t hesitate to call!