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Election for The Board of Governors 2016-17 Result

Number of votes
1. Tara JOSEPH – Reuters  76
2. Keith BRADSHER – The New York Times  70
3. Wyng CHOW – The Standard  107
4. Timothy HUXLEY – Wah Kwong Maritime Transport  197
5. Ryan Christopher BROOKS – Thomson Reuters  40
6. Florence DE CHANGY – Le Monde and French National Radio  46
7. Nicholas GENTLE – Bloomberg News  49
8. Stewart HAWKINS – Bloomberg News  36
9. Nan-Hie IN – Freelance  47
10. Juliana LIU – BBC News  58
11. Paul Stephen MOZUR – The New York Times  49
12. Carsten SCHAEL – Carsten Schael Photography  50
13. Kate WHITEHEAD – Freelance  52
14. Eric WISHART – Agence France-Presse  65
15. Clifford BUDDLE – SCMP  63
16. James GOULD – RTHK  55
17. Paul CHRISTENSEN – Retired telecommunications executive  133
18. Kevin Barry H. EGAN – Baskerville Chambers  183
19. Jonathan Gordon HOPFNER – New Narrative Ltd.  99
20. Elaine PICKERING – Vision 2047 foundation  195
21. Simon PRITCHARD – Gavekal Research  176
22. Nigel SHARMAN – Clifford Chance  157


Health Talk on Zika and other travel health advice for media in preparation of their coverage of Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil

There is a health talk and travel health advice given by the Department of Health for the media representative who will depart for Brazil to cover the Rio 2016 Olympic.

Health advice for travelers to Brazil and health risks, prevention of Zika virus infection, preparation before departure and personal and food hygiene will be covered in the talk.

Details of the health talk are as follows:
Date:    Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Time:   3 p.m.
Venue: ISD Press Conference Room
Harbour Building
38 Pier Road

1.     The talk is conducted in Cantonese with simultaneous interpretation service in English.

Among local electronic and print media, like TVB, RTHK SCMP, Apple Daily, Oriental Daily, Ming Pao and Sing Tao Daily will deploy their staff to Brazil and their representatives have been invited to the health talk.

For further arrangement and enquiry, please contact the Information & Public Relations Unit of the Department of Health by (email) [email protected] or [email protected] , (tel) 2961 8560 or 2961 8540 or (fax) 2836 0079.


Human Rights Press Awards winners announced

Human Rights Press Awards winners announced


The Human Rights Press Awards celebrated their 20th anniversary on Friday, May 6, with an awards ceremony and reception at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum on the Central Waterfront.


Winners were chosen from 274 entries. These included 139 Chinese-language works, 80 English-language works and 55 works of photojournalism. All submissions covered human rights issues in the Asia-Pacific, and were printed or broadcast in professional media outlets in 2015.


The HRPA was founded 20 years ago by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. These three organizations run the HRPA to this day. Winners are chosen by panels of volunteer judges who come from the fields of journalism, law, academia and activism.


The full winners list is below:



English News & Features Grand Prize


“Seafood from Slaves” – By Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza and Esther Htusan – The Associated Press

海鮮背後的奴工– Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza and Esther Htusan –美聯社


English News Merits


“Four Hong Kong Publishers Known for Books Critical of Chinese Regime Missing” – By Ilaria Maria Sala – The Guardian

四名中國政評書出版業者失蹤 – Ilaria Maria Sala – 衛報

“Something Hideous Happened in Elishku, Xinjiang” – By Benjamin Haas – Agence France-Presse

新疆艾里西湖鎮的暴力衝突 – Benjamin Haas – 法新社

“Asia’s Migrant Crisis” – By Preeti Jha, Nurdin Hasan and Shafiqul Alam – Agence France-Presse

亞洲移民危機 – Preeti Jha, Nurdin Hasan, Shafiqul Alam – 法新社

“Asia’s Migrant Crisis” – By Preeti Jha, Nurdin Hasan, Shafiqul Alam  and Thanaporn Promyamyai – Agence France-Presse


English Features Merits


“Ghost Children: In the Wake of China’s One-Child Policy, a Generation is Lost” – By Nathan VanderKlippe – The Globe and Mail

一孩政策下消失的一代:超生黑戶兒童–  Nathan VanderKlippe – 環球郵報

Series on “Crackdown on Chinese Rights Lawyers” – By Verna Yu – South China Morning Post

中國抓捕維權律師系列– 余詠恩– 南華早報

“Elderly Bused in for District Election Vote” – By Jeffie Lam – South China Morning Post

老人被運往區選票站– 林凱旻 – 南華早報

English Online Grand Prize


Series on “The Long Arm of China” – By David Lague, Paul Mooney, Benjamin Kang Lim, Sui-Lee Wee and Stephanie Nebehay – Reuters

《中國勢力擴張》系列– David Lague, Paul Mooney, Benjamin Kang Lim, Sui-Lee Wee and Stephanie Nebehay – 路透社


English Online Merits


“Sea Slaves: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets and Livestock” – By Ian Urbina – The New York Times

揭秘南海漁船海上奴工的悲慘生活– Ian Urbina – 紐約時報

“For Rohingya, Fear and Forced Marriages” – By Jonah M. Kessel – The New York Times

洛興雅人面臨的恐懼及逼婚 – Jonah M. Kessel – 紐約時報


English Commentary Merit


“Beijing Autumn” – By Ilaria Maria Sala – China File

重返天安門– Ilaria Maria Sala – 中參館



English Broadcast Grand Prize


“The Invisible Children of Sabah, Malaysia” – By Chan Tau Chou – Al Jazeera English

馬來西亞沙巴的隱形兒童– Chan Tau Chou – 半島電視台


English Television Merits


“Asia’s Meth Wars: Myanmar’s State-Backed Militias are Flooding Asia with Meth” – By Patrick Winn and Mark Oltmanns – GlobalPost

亞洲冰毒戰爭:緬甸政府支持的民兵在亞洲廣泛販毒– Patrick Winn and Mark Oltmanns – 環球郵報

“China’s Locked-Up Lawyers” – By Carrie Gracie – BBC World

中國被囚律師– Carrie Gracie – 英國廣播公司國際頻道


English Radio Merit


“Soccer Nuns: The Trials of Tibetan Women’s Football” – By Ivan Broadhead – BBC World Service

足球女僧:西藏女足球隊的考驗– Ivan Broadhead – 英國廣播公司國際頻道



Chinese News & Features Grand Prize


“The Fate of Chinese Rights NGOs” – By Zhao Sile – Initium

中國權利NGO生死劫(上中下)– 趙思樂 – 端傳媒






Chinese Features Merits


“Kou Yanding: 128 Days of Hell and 100 Kilometers of Salvation”– By Zhao Sile – Initium

寇延丁:128天的地獄,100公里的救贖 – 趙思樂 – 端傳媒

“Conflict Escalates over Christian Crosses in Zhejiang” – By Zhu Yongxiao – Yazhou Zhoukan / Asiaweek

《浙江基督徒大抗爭拆十字架風暴升級》;附文《專訪坐牢一年的黃益梓牧師》– 朱永瀟– 亞洲週刊

“Never Grow Old” – By Chen Yimin – Ming Pao Weekly

智障無礙– 陳伊敏– 明周


Chinese News Merits


“Vote Rigging in District Council Elections”– By Leung Yu Wo, Yuen Pak Yan, Alexander Lam Wai Chung and Lee Nga Man– Apple Daily

區選種票 – 梁御和、袁柏恩、林偉聰、李雅雯 – 蘋果日報

“A Brother Asks Society to Respect the Disabled” –  By Simpson Cheung Wai-Ming, Yammy Tsang Ying-Mui, Gemini Cheng Pui-Shan and Chin Wai-Ki – Ming Pao

智障男三稱「無推伯伯」 二哥淚下盼社會尊重殘障 – 張煒明、曾映妹、鄭佩珊、錢瑋琪 – 明報

“Elderly Stripped Naked on Rooftop, Waiting to Be Showered” – By Winky Liu Wing-Ki and Edward Choi Chuen-Wai – Ming Pao

長者遭脫光露天等沖涼 – 廖穎琪、蔡傳威 – 明報


Chinese Online Merits


“Investigation of the Shenzhen Landslide: Why Waste Was Dumped in an Ecological Zone”– By Yannan Jiang– Initium

深圳山泥傾瀉追蹤:事故元兇渣土山為何建在法定生態控制區內?– 江雁南– 端傳媒


Chinese Commentary Merit


“A Lifetime of Suffering for Chinese Women” – By Zeng Jinyan– Initium

中國女性終其一生承受的暴力– 曾金燕– 端傳媒



Chinese Broadcast Grand Prize


“The Myth of ‘One Person, One Vote’”– By Choy Yuk Ling – Radio Television Hong Kong

《鏗鏘集》一人一票的迷思 – 蔡玉玲 – 港台電視


Chinese Broadcast Special Prize


“The Refugee Crisis in Europe”– By Michelle Chan – Radio Television Hong Kong

《鏗鏘集》大逃亡– 陳穎忻– 港台電視


Chinese Television Merits  


“Infallible Church”– By Amy Wong Nga-Man – Radio Television Hong Kong

不倒的教會– 黃雅文– 香港電台電視部公共事務組

“Caring for the Intellectually Disabled” – By Grace Wong – Radio Television Hong Kong

《鏗鏘集》老障無依–  黃佩英 – 港台電視


Chinese Radio Merits


Myanmar Elections series – By Ivan Luk Yuk-Kwong and Wong Lui – Radio Television Hong Kong

緬甸大選系列– 陸宇光,王磊– 香港電台

Human Rights Lawyers – By Chan Miu-Ling – Radio Television Hong Kong

維權律師的苦困– 陳妙玲– 香港電台



Photography Grand Prize


“Dying to Breathe,” a series about Chinese gold miners – By Sim Chi Yin, Freelance Photographer for VII Photo Agency. The work appeared in National Geographic, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and The New York Times

一個塵肺病家庭的愛與絕望 –沈綺穎–自由攝影師 – 此作品獲刊於國家地理、普利策中心的危機報告,以及紐約時報


Feature Photography Special Prize


“Refugees Crossing the Aegean Sea for Survival” – By Nicole Tung – Initium

難民的彼岸:這一年,為生存穿越愛琴海 – Nicole Tung – 端傳媒


Spot News Photography Merits


“Disputed Land” – By Sam Tsang – South China Morning Post

地權爭議 – Sam Tsang – 南華早報

“The Lonely Life of the McSleepers” – By Dickson Lee – South China Morning Post

麥當勞內的無家者 – Dickson Lee – 南華早報

“The First Blood Shed in the Yuen Long Anti-smuggler Movement”– By Chan Yik-Chiu – Apple Daily


“Defendant” – By Ho Kwan-Kin – Sing Tao Daily

原告變被告 – 何君健 – 星島日報

“British Lesbian Faces Discrimination in Hong Kong” – By Yik Yeung-Man– Apple Daily

英女同志被歧視–易仰民 –蘋果日報


Feature Photography Merits


“Southeast Asia’s Migrant Crisis” – By Christophe Archambault– Agence France-Presse

南亞難民危機 – Christophe Archambault – 法新社

Myanmar Elections – By Ye Aung Thu– Agence France-Presse

緬甸大選–Ye Aung Thu–法新社

“Stage Performers With Down Syndrome” – By Fu Chun-Wai – East Week

戲裡戲外的「二一三」– 傅俊偉 – 東周刊

“We Shout ‘Erwiana!’” – By Ko Chung-Ming – Next Magazine

我們呼喊Erwiana! – 高仲明 – 壹週刊







Student Human Rights Press Awards

High School Journalism Prize


“Disenfranchised: Education for Non-Chinese-Speaking Children in Hong Kong” – By Xaviera Artaza of West Island School – Harbour Times

非華語學生教育權利被剝奪 – Xaviera Artaza –西島中學 – 港報


University English-Language Broadcast Prize


“Education for All” – By Ho Kar-Hei, Leung Ka-Yu, Tsui Kit-Sze, Xi Qiaosong and Wong Wing-Kwan of The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Varsity Magazine

普及教育– 何家曦,梁嘉瑜,徐潔思,黃穎筠,襲橋松– 中文大學– Varsity Magazine


University English-Language Writing Prize


“Transparently Unclear” – By Tsim Wing-Sze, Lin Yi-Ting and Kwan Cho-Ming of The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Varsity Magazine

政府透明度成疑 –詹詠詩, 連漪婷, 關祖明– 中文大學– Varsity Magazine


University English-Language Writing Merit


“Finding a Way Forward” – By Jayce Lai, Man Sze-Wai and Tsang Hoi-Kee of The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Varsity Magazine

雨傘運動後尋求前路 – 黎焯施,文思慧,曾海琪 – 中文大學– Varsity Magazine

“Sexual Harassment at Hong Kong’s Universities – Rarely Reported, but not Rare” – By Medhavi Arora of the University of Hong Kong – Hong Kong Free Press

本港大學性騷擾非罕見卻少有舉報– Medhavi Arora – 香港大學 – Hong Kong Free Press


University Chinese-Language Broadcast Prize


Body of Work: “The Rights of Domestic Workers” and “Power of the Police”– By Li Lok Man, Nicolle Liu Ka-Wun, Leung Yat-Nga, Winnie Tang Man-Yan and Yeh Ka-Lun of The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Pinpoint website

《警權》及《外傭權益》– 李樂敏,廖珈媛,梁逸雅,鄧雯欣,葉嘉麟 – 中文大學– 點子


University Chinese-Language Writing Prize


“Questionable Police Testimony and Prosecutions after Occupy” –By Lam Tsz-Ching and Gloria Chan Hoi-Ching of Hong Kong Baptist University– Sanpoyan

警口供連番被質疑  檢控不當損法治–林子晴 ,陳凱晴 – 浸會大學– 新報人


Youth Essay Contest

Review of “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” (2012) – By Melissa Leung On-Ki of the University of Hong Kong

梁安琦 -香港大學


Welcome to the FCC’s new website!

Welcome to the FCC’s new website!


We are delighted that you’ve come to visit, and hope the site highlights all the best the FCC has to offer: from our world-class speaker events, to our close watch on press freedom issues and all the many wonderful happenings at 2 Lower Albert Road.


For years to come, we hope that you will find an important resource on the state of the press and news-related issues in the region, and that you will continue reveling in our in-house updates from “The Correspondent.”


The website’s new features include a scrolling Twitter feed (follow us @FCCHK!), a public correspondents and journalists directory, and easier-to-find archives of our speaker events. For our members, please take the time to create a login: you’ll see that we’ve introduced a member directory function, while we also aim to build this as an online platform for improved communications and interaction.

The unveiling of this site is a culmination of months of work from the tireless staff at the front office, the exceptional team at Asiapix and our website re-designers BlueCurrent, along with the dedicated and passionate members that have served on the Communications Committee and board of governors for the past few years.

We are proud of all their contributions and thank everyone for their efforts.

Enjoy exploring our club’s new digital home!

Angie Lau, Juliana Liu and Natasha Khan
Communications Committee Co-Conveners, 2015-2016

Request for bids for: Digital, Online and Social Media Editor FCC (Tender closed)

This is a unique position with the opportunity to implement a complete digital strategy for the FCC, including timely updates of the new FCC website, relevant and important posts on social media as well as assisting with the FCC communications programme such as the “FCC Activities” email that is sent to members. The Club makes it a priority that content be published online both promptly and accurately, with the best of the online content being made available for repurposing in The Correspondent, a tender for the publication of which is being offered separately.

Contract period: One year from contract signing.
Contract termination: Two months notice or otherwise as agreed between both parties.
Deadline for bid: Friday 5 August 2016
Please note: It is expected that the contract will start 1 September 2016

1. Editorial:

The FCC digital, online and social media editor will be responsible for the content and images on the new FCC website. You will plan, research, write copy and edit the content of the website. You will publish timely posts on behalf of the FCC on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Linked In and other social media. You will also be responsible for creating and publishing a visually attractive FCC Activities email and prepare other emails to publicise FCC news and events as required.

The FCC digital online and social media editor is responsible for:

  • producing new content and writing it in an interesting and appealing manner;
  • planning and outlining the appropriate placement of FCC content on the website;
  • maintaining the FCC website and ensuring the information is accurate and current; and
  • publishing social media posts on Facebook and Twitter about forthcoming events, speaker lunches, musical entertainment etc.


All of the above will be done in consultation with the Communications Committee, which retains all control over the editorial content, and within the editorial budget as outlined by the Committee

Your social media responsibilities include pushing content through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Linked In and other social media platforms. You may delegate duties, but will be ultimately responsible for the editorial direction and consistency of communication via various online platforms.

You will update the website almost daily and regularly as required with new editorial content. You will select which news and events to feature on the homepage. Once events have happened, those notifications should be removed from any “forthcoming events” pages or sections within 24 hours of the event having taken place.

It is expected that you will spend 15-20 hours per week fulfilling this role.

Any questions should be addressed to the Communications Committee or the General Manager Gilbert Cheng.

Please acknowledge receipt of this invitation to the FCC and confirm that you will be bidding. Interested parties will be required to submit a copy of your business registration together with your bid before the deadline.

The bid shall be submitted to:
North Block
2 Lower Albert Road
Central HK

or email [email protected] stating the position applied for in the subject line.


The Communications Committee

June 22, 2016

Archives Sub-Committee

The FCC Archives sub-committee chaired by one Convenor, who is a member of the FCC board, members, invited experts and the FCC staff. The sub-committee meets on request to address issues related to the ongoing archiving of the club’s history.

Archives Sub-Committee Convenor:

Carsten SCHAEL (Correspondent Member Governor)

Current Archives Sub-Committee Members:

Vaudine England (Historian)

Don Brech (Archives Consultant)

Simon Chu (Archives Consultant)

Donations of historical documents and artefacts related to the club’s history by interested parties are welcome. For enquiries, please contact [email protected]

Wall Committees

The FCC Wall Committee is made up of two Co-Convenors, who are members of the FCC board, members and the FCC staff. The Committee meets once a month and is tasked with reviewing and approving proposals for exhibitions on the Van Es Wall and displays on other walls of the club.

Current Wall Committee Co-Convenors:

Adam WHITE (Journalist Member Governor)

Christopher SLAUGHTER (Associate Member Governor)

Current Wall Committee Members:

Carsten Schael

Becky Gaunt

Nic Gaunt

Robin Moyer

Cammy Yiu

Proposals for exhibitions are welcome. Please send a selection of themed images with a brief description of the series and some biographical information to the FCC office at [email protected] (Contact person: Ms Joanne Chung).

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