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WINNERS OF 2021 HUMAN RIGHTS PRESS AWARDS ANNOUNCED | 2021年人權新聞獎公佈結果

WINNERS OF 2021 HUMAN RIGHTS PRESS AWARDS ANNOUNCED
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HONG KONG, May 6, 2021 — In a year of a pandemic lockdowns, political upheaval in Hong Kong, and protests across the region, the winning entries in the Human Rights Press Awards (HRPA) showcase courage and originality of journalistic storytelling about human rights in Asia.

Radio Television Hong Kong won the Chinese-language documentary award for its investigation into the Yuen Long attack of July 2019, which saw an armed mob beat commuters and protesters inside a subway station. “Chasing the smallest clues, interrogating the powerful without fear or favor. An investigative reporting classic,” the judging panel said of the video entry by freelance producer Bao Choy and 5 other colleagues.

A deep dive by the BBC on “China’s ‘Tainted’ Cotton” won the English-language Multimedia award. The work illustrated the potential scale of forced labor involving hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang’s cotton industry. The judges said the entry, by journalists John Sudworth, Kathy Long, Wang Xiqing, Kathryn Westcott and James Percy adds to the BBC’s “brave, comprehensive and groundbreaking body of work on a subject that is of continuing, and crucial, international relevance.”

View the full list of winners and runners-up here

Now in the 25th year, the HRPA is Asia’s most prestigious celebration of journalism that raises awareness of human rights issues and shines a light on threats to freedom.

There were a record 549 submissions in all formats, up by 12.5% compared to last year.

The winning entries included the “Fruits of Labor” by the Associated Press, which won the English-language Investigative Feature Writing award for “illustrating a clear link between the harrowing stories in the plantations to decisions by financiers and consumers, who can make a change.”

An account of the early days of the coronavirus outbreak in China, titled “‘End of the World:’ A Pandemic Begins in Wuhan” by Agence France-Presse won the English-language Breaking News Writing award. “The story of 2020, the public health story of a generation, told at great literal risk, global consequences,” the panel of judges said of the story.

Reports on the Indian government’s targeting of its sizeable Muslim minority won awards in the Explanatory Feature Writing and Short Video categories. Reports on how India’s caste system exacerbates the socioeconomic effects of pandemic lockdowns, Afghanistan’s female police officers, China’s growing intolerance, and Hong Kong’s “invisible red lines” were among other award-winning entries.

The Chinese-language winners also chronicled Beijing’s crackdown on Hong Kong following the 2019 protests, including the imposition of a new national security law.

A report by Deutsche Welle on two protesters who were shot by the police took the Short Video prize, while a comprehensive report by Initium Media on the thousands of people arrested and charged in connection with the Hong Kong protests took the Multimedia prize.

An investigation by Apple Daily, which used flight-tracking data to question the Hong Kong government’s account that it was unaware of a group of activists seeking to flee to Taiwan by speedboat, took the Investigative Feature Writing award. A report by Mirror Media, drawing on what judges praised as deep and probing interviews with Hong Kong protesters on their reactions to the crackdown, won the Explanatory Feature writing award.

The People’s Choice Award received 21,723 online votes, with the public choosing their favorite photo from a selection of six outstanding images. The winning shot, “Little Brother and Little Sister” by Fung Hoi Kin of Ming Pao, showed two underage siblings being detained by riot police during a protest.

HRPA is organised by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association.

There will not be a 2021 awards ceremony as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. All the prize-winning photographs, including runners-up, will be displayed at the Hong Kong FCC and are open to public viewing.

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2021年人權新聞獎公佈結果
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香港,2021年5月6日 — 過去一年,經歷致命病毒大流行,香港的政治動盪及亞洲各地的示威活動等,人權新聞獎(HRPA)的獲獎作品彰顯了新聞工作者報道與亞洲人權相關的新聞時的勇氣和獨創性。 

香港電台《7.21誰主真相》針對2019年7月元朗襲擊事件的調查報道而獲得中文紀錄片大獎。作品由自由身新聞編導蔡玉玲及5位新聞工作者共同製作,報道呈現事發時在港鐵站內,手持武器的暴民無差別襲擊乘客和示威者。評審讚揚作品:「追蹤最細微線索,無畏無懼,詰問強權。調查報道經典。」

英國廣播公司(BBC)的《中國製的「血棉花」》報道奪得英文多媒體大奬。該報道對新疆棉花產業進行深入研究,說明了強迫勞動的潛在規模,當中涉及成千上萬的維吾爾人和其他少數民族。評審讚謂:「記者在這持續且在國際意義上至關重要的主題上展現其勇氣,作品全面而具開創性。」

查看得奬名單

人權新聞獎今年踏入第25屆,一直致力提高人們對人權及自由的關注,是亞洲享負盛名的新聞界盛事。今屆我們共收到549份參賽作品,數目為歷年之冠,增幅為12.5%。

獲獎作品包括美聯社的《勞動成果》,它闡明了資本家和消費者所作的決定如何令棕櫚種植園的工人逐步被剝削及他們的苦況。該作品贏得英文調查專題大奬。

法新社的《「世界末日」: 世紀病毒始於武漢》報道了新型冠狀病毒在中國爆發初期的故事,獲得了英文突發新聞大獎。 評審說:「2020年的故事,一代人的公共衞生事件,冒着巨大風險而成的報道,為全球帶來影響。」

以印度政府針對其龐大的穆斯林少數族群為題材的報道贏得了英文解釋性特寫和短片大獎。其他獲奬的報道包括《阿富汗女警》,《中國越來越無法容忍反對聲音》以及《無形的紅線》等。

中文組別的獲勝者記錄了在2019年反修例運動之後北京對香港的鎮壓行動,包括實施新的國家安全法。德國之聲一段關於示威者被警察槍傷後的新聞故事獲得了短片大獎,而端傳媒的《大檢控,香港人所經歷的拘捕和審判》呈現了因反修例運動相關罪行而被捕和被控的年青人的故事,獲得多媒體大獎。

蘋果日報的 《踢爆港府密謀12人送中 警坐定翼機 監視偷渡艇》獲得中文調查專題大獎。該報道利用飛行數據質疑香港政府聲稱對12 港人試圖以快艇逃到台灣並不知情的說法。鏡傳媒的《從「沒有臉孔的人」到「沒有聲音的人」系列:香港抗爭者群像,與國安法落地後的港人群像追蹤報道》,就香港示威者面對政權的鎮壓作出深入的報道,得到評審們的讚揚,並獲得解釋性特寫大獎。

「一人一票最佳新聞圖片獎」讓公眾從六張優秀的新聞圖片選出心頭好,投票期內一共收到21,723票,大獎最終由作品「 年少的兄妹」奪得。作品由《明報》的馮凱鍵拍攝,相片捕捉了一對路經示威現場的未成年兄妹被捕一刻。

人權新聞獎由香港外國記者會、國際特赦組織香港分會及香港記者協會合辦。因應新型冠狀病毒疫情持續,2021年人權新聞獎將不會舉辦頒獎禮。所有獲獎攝影作品將於香港外國記者會公開展出。

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FCC Restrictions Continue To Remain In Place

FCC Restrictions Continue To Remain In Place
      
Dear Members:
The Hong Kong government has announced a series of requirements to relax some anti-virus restrictions with conditions with “vaccine bubble” as the basis. While we would very much like to relax restrictions throughout the Club’s outlets right away, this would depend on the vaccination status of staff and members and guests. The exercise to encourage staff to get vaccinated is ongoing and more staff will get vaccinated in the coming month, and we will continue to review the situation and implement relaxation of restrictions in outlets wherever and whenever possible. Your understanding is much appreciated.
In the meanwhile, the Club will continue all the recent measures, which means under “Type B mode of Operation” as follows:
               
Four people will be allowed at tables in all outlets and the number of guests per member is now extended to three.
All restaurants will close at 10 p.m. every day. Last orders for food will be 9 p.m. while last orders for drinks will be 9:30 p.m. Any food or drink should not be consumed in areas adjacent to the FCC after 10 p.m.
The takeaway menu is available from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., though last orders must be made by 9 p.m. The menu can be downloaded from our website at fcchk.org. Please place orders with the FCC Restaurant at 2844 2806 or [email protected]. Orders will be confirmed by a phone call.
The gym will reopen yet the sauna and steam room remain closed. No more than four people are allowed at a time. Wearing a mask while exercising is required in the gym. Please pre-register with the gym attendant at 2844 2849.
Banqueting will continue except for cocktail parties, and distancing and mask-wearing while not eating or drinking are being enforced. The number of participants per event is limited to 20, with four to a table until 10 p.m. Please contact the banquet team at 2844 2838 or [email protected] to book.
Live performances are suspended.
All outlets are restricted to 50% capacity. Please book ahead.
The workroom is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Be reminded that wearing a mask is required and phone or video meeting is not allowed. Be considerate of others on the volume of phone conversation.
All member and guest are required to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” venue QR code displayed at the entrance of the club with their mobile phones, or register the personal details, and date of visit and time at the front desk when checking in.
               
In keeping with government requirements and best practices, all members, guests and staff must wear face masks except when eating or drinking. Hand sanitizer must be used. The FCC will continue the temperature-taking and declaration measures upon entry to the club, as well as the frequent cleaning protocols throughout the building. Please inform the staff if you are concerned that any of the rules are not being followed.
People who have traveled overseas can only visit the club after completing the quarantine arrangement according to the government’s latest measures, except for exempted persons.
Thank you for your continued support of the FCC.
30 April 2021

Nominees for the Election of The Board of Governors 2021-2022

Here are the nominations for the FCC Board of Governors 2021-2022. Below are links to each nominee’s bio and policy statement. Please read them before voting.

  Note:    
  a. Please indicate your vote by putting a “✓” in the appropriate bracket. Any mark other than a “✓” shall invalidate this Ballot paper.  
  b. If vote(s) casted exceed(s) the number allowed in respective capacity, this Ballot paper shall be invalid.  
  c. Bio & policy statements of the candidates are available at the FCC website <www.fcchk.org>.  
  d. The completed Ballot paper must be received by the Club, either by mail or in the Ballot box, not later than 3pm on Thursday, 20 May 2021.  

Candidate


PRESIDENT:
(The position of President can be voted by Correspondent members only)
(Vote for not more than one)
  1. Keith RICHBURG – Journalism and Media Studies Centre The University of Hong Kong 
     
 

FIRST-VICE PRESIDENT:
(The position of First Vice President can be voted by
Correspondent members only)
(Vote for not more than one)

 
  2. Hannamiina TANNINEN – Kauppalehti, Hong Kong Correspondent
     
 

SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT:
(The position of Second Vice President can be voted by
Correspondent, Journalist or Associate members)
(Vote for not more than one)

 
  3. Tim HUXLEY – Mandarin Shipping
  4. WONG Kam Kuen Catherine – Barrister at law  
     
 

CORRESPONDENT MEMBER GOVERNORS:
(The position of Correspondent Governor can be voted by
Correspondent members only)
(Vote for not more than eight)

 
  5. Lucy COLBACK – Freelance
  6. Jennifer HUGHES – Reuters Breakingviews
  7. Kristie LU STOUT – CNN INTERNATIONAL
  8. Iain MARLOW – Bloomberg
  9. Shai OSTER – The Information
  10. Austin RAMZY – The New York Times
  11. Dan STRUMPF – The Wall Street Journal
  12. Lee WILLIAMSON – Generation T / Tatler Asia
  13. Eric WISHART – Agence France-Presse
     
 

JOURNALIST MEMBER GOVERNORS:
(The position of Journalist Governor can be voted by
Correspondent or Journalist members)
(Vote for not more than two)

 
  14. Clifford BUDDLE – SCMP
  15. Zela CHIN – TVB  
     
 

ASSOCIATE MEMBER GOVERNORS:
(The position of Associate Governor can be voted by
Correspondent, Journalist or Associate members)
(Vote for not more than four)

 
  16. Genavieve ALEXANDER – Genavieve Co. Ltd
  17. Antony DAPIRAN – Freelance
  18. LIU Kin ming – KM & Associates
  19. Christopher SLAUGHTER – Consultant
  20. Richard David WINTER – China Tonghai International Financial Limited  

 

FCC Restrictions Continue To Remain In Place

FCC Restrictions Continue To Remain In Place
      
Dear Members:
The Hong Kong government is extending its anti-virus restrictions through April 28. As a result, all the recent club measures will remain unchanged as follows:
               
Four people will be allowed at tables in all outlets and the number of guests per member is now extended to three.
All restaurants will close at 10 p.m. every day. Last orders for food will be 9 p.m. while last orders for drinks will be 9:30 p.m. Any food or drink should not be consumed in areas adjacent to the FCC after 10 p.m.
The takeaway menu is available from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., though last orders must be made by 9 p.m. The menu can be downloaded from our website at fcchk.org. Please place orders with the FCC Restaurant at 2844 2806 or [email protected]. Orders will be confirmed by a phone call.
The gym will reopen yet the sauna and steam room remain closed. No more than four people are allowed at a time. Wearing a mask while exercising is required in the gym. Please pre-register with the gym attendant at 2844 2849.
Banqueting will continue except for cocktail parties, and distancing and mask-wearing while not eating or drinking are being enforced. The number of participants per event is limited to 20, with four to a table until 10 p.m. Please contact the banquet team at 2844 2838 or [email protected] to book.
Live performances are suspended.
All outlets are restricted to 50% capacity. Please book ahead.
The workroom is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Be reminded that wearing a mask is required and phone or video meeting is not allowed. Be considerate of others on the volume of phone conversation.
All member and guest are required to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” venue QR code displayed at the entrance of the club with their mobile phones, or register the personal details, and date of visit and time at the front desk when checking in.
In keeping with government requirements and best practices, all members, guests and staff must wear face masks except when eating or drinking. Hand sanitizer must be used. The FCC will continue the temperature-taking and declaration measures upon entry to the club, as well as the frequent cleaning protocols throughout the building. Please inform the staff if you are concerned that any of the rules are not being followed.
People who have traveled overseas in the past 21 days are not allowed to visit the club.
Thank you for your continued support of the FCC.
14 April 2021

2021 Human Rights Press Awards Ceremony Cancelled – Winners to be Announced May 6 | 二零二一年人權新聞獎頒獎禮取消 得獎名單將於5月6日公佈

2021 Human Rights Press Awards Ceremony Cancelled,
Winners to be Announced May 6
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April 1, 2021Due to continuing uncertainty surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and the Hong Kong government’s advice to limit large gatherings, the organisers of Human Rights Press Awards have decided to cancel the 2021 awards ceremony.

The winners will be announced online on May 6. Voting for the People’s Choice Photography Award will also go ahead online, starting today. Those images will be displayed, as in past years, on the Wall at the FCC.

The Human Rights Press Awards, in their 25th year, are organised by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The awards are the most prestigious recognition of human rights reporting in Asia.

This year saw a record 549 entries in both English and Chinese languages, up 12.5% from last year. We have received an excellent variety of powerful writing – work that highlights crucial issues facing individuals and communities in what has been an extraordinary year for world news.

It should also be noted that for the first time in the awards’ history, we received a request from the director of broadcasting at RTHK, Hong Kong’s public broadcaster, that RTHK’s entries be withdrawn “in totality” from consideration for the awards, citing a review of its corporate governance including the nomination procedure for the awards. However, because the judging process for the awards is already underway, and because entries can only be withdrawn by the individual who submitted them, we denied the request and have not withdrawn any RTHK entries.

Showcasing these works has become more important than ever as governments around the region step up threats to basic freedoms of the press, speech and expression.

For further information of the awards, please visit:

http://humanrightspressawards.org


二零二一年人權新聞獎頒獎禮取消 得獎名單將於5 月6 日公佈
2021 年4 月1 日因應新型冠狀病毒疫情仍存在不確定性,以及香港政府限制人群聚集的活動,人權新聞獎籌委會宣佈,2021 年人權新聞獎頒獎禮將會取消。

得獎名單將於5 月6 日在網上公佈;「一人一票最佳新聞圖片獎」則於今日開放予公眾投票,相關新聞圖片作品將於香港外國記者會展出。

人權新聞獎由香港外國記者會、國際特赦組織香港分會及香港記者協會合辦,以表彰亞洲區的卓越人權新聞報道,今年已是第二十五屆。

今屆我們共收到549 份中、英文作品,較去年上升12.5%,刷新了歷年紀錄。參賽作品題材廣泛,報道世界各地發生的重大新聞事件,記錄這不平凡的一年。

另外,我們收到香港電台廣播處長通知,指香港電台正進行營運檢討,包括提名節目參與遴選新聞獎項的機制,要求撤回已報名競逐人權新聞獎獎項的所有參賽作品。這是人權新聞獎創辦以來首次收到相關要求。但由於人權新聞獎的評選程序已經展開 ,加上僅接受報名者本人的退賽申請,故此我們拒絕有關要求,未有撤回任何香港電台的參賽作品。

近年亞洲區內多個政府對基本人權包括出版自由、新聞自由及表達自由之侵害變本加厲,令舉辦此獎項以表揚優秀的人權新聞,更形重要。

詳情請瀏覽新聞獎官方網站:

https://humanrightspressawards.org

FCC Restrictions Continue To Remain In Place

FCC Restrictions Continue To Remain In Place
Dear Members:
The Hong Kong government is extending its anti-virus restrictions through April 14. As a result, all the recent club measures will remain unchanged as follows:
Four people will be allowed at tables in all outlets and the number of guests per member is now extended to three.
All restaurants will close at 10 p.m. every day. Last orders for food will be 9 p.m. while last orders for drinks will be 9:30 p.m. Any food or drink should not be consumed in areas adjacent to the FCC after 10 p.m.
The takeaway menu is available from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., though last orders must be made by 9 p.m. The menu can be downloaded from our website at fcchk.org. Please place orders with the FCC Restaurant at 2844 2806 or [email protected]. Orders will be confirmed by a phone call.
The gym will reopen yet the sauna and steam room remain closed. No more than four people are allowed at a time. Wearing a mask while exercising is required in the gym. Please pre-register with the gym attendant at 2844 2849.
Banqueting will continue except for cocktail parties, and distancing and mask-wearing while not eating or drinking are being enforced. The number of participants per event is limited to 20, with four to a table until 10 p.m. Please contact the banquet team at 2844 2838 or [email protected] to book.
Live performances are suspended.
All outlets are restricted to 50% capacity. Please book ahead.
The workroom is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Be reminded that wearing a mask is required and phone or video meeting is not allowed. Be considerate of others on the volume of phone conversation.
All member and guest are required to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” venue QR code displayed at the entrance of the club with their mobile phones, or register the personal details, and date of visit and time at the front desk when checking in.
In keeping with government requirements and best practices, all members, guests and staff must wear face masks except when eating or drinking. Hand sanitizer must be used. The FCC will continue the temperature-taking and declaration measures upon entry to the club, as well as the frequent cleaning protocols throughout the building. Please inform the staff if you are concerned that any of the rules are not being followed.
People who have traveled overseas in the past 21 days are not allowed to visit the club.
Thank you for your continued support of the FCC.
1 April 2021

AAJA-Asia Training Network

The AAJA-Asia and the Google News Initiative (GNI) have teamed up to provide free training and outreach to journalists in Asia looking to improve their reporting skills and employ the latest digital tools in their news gathering, fact-checking, reporting and storytelling.

aaja-asia.org/training/gni-aaja-asia-training-network/

FCC Nomination for the Board of Governors 2021-2022

Notice to members re COVID-19

Dear Members:

In light of recent cases in Central, the Club’s priority is to maintain a safe and healthy environment for staff, members and guests. Out of an abundance of caution, we would like to ask that any Member who is living with or has been in close contact with a person issued with a government compulsory testing order, to obtain a Covid test and refrain from using the Club facilities until they have received a negative result. For the latest list of restricted premises, please refer to the Government Gazette at www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/english/gazette/toc.php

In keeping with government requirements, all members and guests are required to scan the QR code displayed at the entrance of the club with the “LeaveHomeSafe” app, or to register their personal details at the front desk when checking in.
For more information please contact the Club via email [email protected] or phone 2521 1511.
We would like to thank you for your understanding and support during these special times.

FCC Minimum Spend

Dear Members:

Whilst the FCC has continued to operate despite the COVID-19 related restrictions, the Board is aware that some members have not been able to fully utilise their membership in recent months. In consideration of this, it has been agreed that the minimum spend requirement which would normally be charged to members at the end of March will be rolled over for three months and will now appear on members’ June accounts. The facility to purchase vouchers for later use will also continue to be available. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all members for their continued support of the FCC.

15 March 2021

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