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Human Rights Press Awards

The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The goal of the Awards is to increase respect for people’s basic rights and to focus attentions on threats to those freedoms. The 22nd annual Human Rights Press Awards are open for entry from January 1, 2018.

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. IMPORTANT: 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: The entry registration is at: For further information, please visit: 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    

This portrait of an abused maid in Hong Kong won a special merit in the 2014 Human Rights Press Awards. It was taken by Xyza Bacani, then working as a domestic helper herself, and published by the website. Ms. Bacani has since gone onto a career in photojournalism.
Human Rights Press Awards


The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The 24th annual awards were announced on May 6, 2020. See the winners here.

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