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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:
www.un.org/Overview/rights.html

The entry registration is at:
humanrightspress.awardsplatform.com/

For further information, please visit:

humanrightspressawards.org

For queries, please contact the awards administrator:

Cintia Huen

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

School of Journalism and Communication

Email: hrpa@cuhk.edu.hk

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 Rappler.com website. Ms. Bacani has since gone onto a career in photojournalism.
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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.


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