2019 HUMAN RIGHTS PRESS AWARDS
Now Open for Entries
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We are delighted to announce that The Human Rights Press Awards, Asia’s most prestigious honours that recognise outstanding human rights reporting, have returned for the 23rd year and are now open for entries. The deadline is 12 February 2019.
The Human Rights Press Awards are organised by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, Amnesty International and the Hong Kong Journalists Association.
Showcasing this work has become more important than ever as governments around the region step up threats to basic freedoms — locking up journalists, carrying out arbitrary detentions and silencing political opponents.
Submissions must have been reported from the Asia region and been published or broadcast during the 2018 calendar year. Entries must be in either English or Chinese. Categories include Breaking News, Features, Multimedia, Video, Audio and Photography.
This year we have split the Features category into two awards – Investigative Feature Writing and Explanatory Feature Writing. In addition the video category now features two awards – Short Video for compelling and shareable video reporting, and Documentary Video for more in-depth work. Please go to the website for more details.
Each entry must cite the article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that the work seeks to address. This landmark document is viewable here: www.un.org/Overview/rights.html
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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 22nd annual awards were held on May 12, 2018, in a ceremony at the FCC. Click here to find out who won.