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22nd Human Rights Press Awards open for entries from January 1, 2018

Asia’s most prestigious honours recognising outstanding human rights reporting will be open for entries from 1 January 2018 to 9 February 2018.

Last year's winner of the Photography Feature was Agence France-Presse's Noel Celis for his pictures of Quezon City jail. Photo: Noel Celis/AFP Last year’s winner of the Photography Feature was Agence France-Presse’s Noel Celis for his pictures of Quezon City jail. Photo: Noel Celis/AFP

The Human Rights Press Awards, now in their 22nd year, are organised by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong, Amnesty International and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The awards aim to increase respect for people’s basic rights and to focus attention on threats to those freedoms.

Submissions must have been reported from the Asia region and been published or broadcast during the past calendar year between 1 January and 31 December 2017. Entries must be in either English or Chinese. Categories include Spot News, Features, Multimedia, Television/Video, Radio and Photography.

Each entry must cite the specific article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that the work seeks to address. This landmark document, which marks its 70th anniversary next year, set out the alienable rights to which every human being is entitled. The full text is available here:


Please mark your calendars and be ready to submit your work!

The online entry form will be open on 1 January 2018 at:

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For queries, please contact the awards administrator:

Cintia Huen

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

School of Journalism and Communication

Email: [email protected]

Tel: (852) 3943 8705




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