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Essay Contest winner returns from Italy fellowship

Melissa Leung is the winner of our Youth Essay Contest

Melissa Leung is the winner of our Youth Essay Contest

The Human Rights Press Awards chose Melissa Leung On-Ki, a 20-year-old University of Hong Kong journalism student, as the winner of its 2016 Youth Essay Contest. Ms. Leung’s prize was a fully paid trip to cover the Far East Film Festival that finished in April in Udine, Italy. Every year, the Film Festival hosts a Campus for top young critics from across the world. Contestants were asked to write an essay about any film that addressed a human rights concern. Ms. Leung chose Alison Klayman’s “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” (2012).

The HRPA is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Winners in the professional and student categories will be announced at an evening reception on May 6, 2016. The HRPA are organized by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong; Amnesty International Hong Kong; and the Hong Kong Journalists Association.

For information on the HRPA, go to HumanRightsPressAwards.org. Media inquiries can be sent to Joyce Lau at info@HumanRightsPressAwards.org.

For information on the Far East Film Festival, go to fareastfilm.com. Media inquiries can be sent to Mathew Scott at mathewscotthk@gmail.com.