As the Human Rights Press Awards have grown, so has the workload and expense.
On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the FCC honours the memory of the 10 journalists who lost their lives in Afghanistan this week.
The FCC would like to express its solidarity with all journalists in Afghanistan who work heroically, risking their lives on a daily basis.
FCC Hong Kong joins nine other press clubs in calling on Aung San Suu Kyi and her civilian government to act to defend press freedom as the country undertakes its transition to democracy.
The Human Rights Press Awards, Asia’s most prestigious honours that recognise outstanding human rights reporting, have returned for the 22nd year.
It’s no longer just China, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam that are bullying the media. Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines and Myanmar – now led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi – are also becoming hazardous for journalists.
The Chinese government has intensified its attempts to deny or restrict the access of foreign journalists to large parts of the country, new survey finds.
The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The 23rd annual awards were held on May 16, 2019, in a ceremony at the FCC. See this year’s winners.