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Human Rights Press Awards

The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The goal of the Awards is to increase respect for people’s basic rights and to focus attentions on threats to those freedoms. The 21st annual Human Rights Press Awards are now open for entry.

Submissions must have been published or broadcast during the past calendar year between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016. The entry deadline has been extended to 5 February 2017. All entries must be reported from the Asia region. Submissions must be in either English or Chinese. Categories include text and print, editorials & commentary, radio, TV, photography, cartoons and multi-media.

IMPORTANT: Each entry must clearly cite the specific Article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that the work seeks to address. The full document can be seen here:
www.un.org/Overview/rights.html

The entry registration is at:
humanrightspress.awardsplatform.com/

Website : HumanRightsPressAwards.org.

 

 

This portrait of an abused maid in Hong Kong won a special merit in the 2014 Human Rights Press Awards. It was taken by Xyza Bacani, then working as a domestic helper herself, and published by the Rappler.com website. Ms. Bacani has since gone onto a career in photojournalism.

Human Rights Press Awards

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The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The ceremony took place in May 2017. Click here to see the winners.