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2015 HRPA winners – English version

Presented May 6, 2016

English News & Features Grand Prize

“Seafood from Slaves” – By Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza and Esther Htusan – The Associated Press

English News Merits

“Four Hong Kong Publishers Known for Books Critical of Chinese Regime Missing” – By Ilaria Maria Sala – The Guardian

“Something Hideous Happened in Elishku, Xinjiang” – By Benjamin Haas – Agence France-Presse

“Asia’s Migrant Crisis” – By Preeti Jha, Nurdin Hasan, Shafiqul Alam  and Thanaporn Promyamyai – Agence France-Presse

English Features Merits

“Ghost Children: In the Wake of China’s One-Child Policy, a Generation is Lost” – By Nathan VanderKlippe – The Globe and Mail

Series on “Crackdown on Chinese Rights Lawyers” – By Verna Yu – South China Morning Post

“Elderly Bused in for District Election Vote” – By Jeffie Lam – South China Morning Post

English Online Grand Prize

Series on “The Long Arm of China” – By David Lague, Paul Mooney, Benjamin Kang Lim, Sui-Lee Wee and Stephanie Nebehay – Reuters

English Online Merits

“Sea Slaves: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets and Livestock” – By Ian Urbina – The New York Times

“For Rohingya, Fear and Forced Marriages” – By Jonah M. Kessel – The New York Times

English Commentary Merit

“Beijing Autumn” – By Ilaria Maria Sala – China File

English Broadcast Grand Prize

“The Invisible Children of Sabah, Malaysia” – By Chan Tau Chou – Al Jazeera English

English Television Merits

“Asia’s Meth Wars: Myanmar’s State-Backed Militias are Flooding Asia with Meth” – By Patrick Winn and Mark Oltmanns – GlobalPost

“China’s Locked-Up Lawyers” – By Carrie Gracie – BBC World

English Radio Merit

“Soccer Nuns: The Trials of Tibetan Women’s Football” – By Ivan Broadhead – BBC World Service

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Chinese News & Features Grand Prize

“The Fate of Chinese Rights NGOs” – By Zhao Sile – Initium

Chinese Features Merits

“Kou Yanding: 128 Days of Hell and 100 Kilometers of Salvation”– By Zhao Sile – Initium

“Conflict Escalates over Christian Crosses in Zhejiang” – By Zhu Yongxiao – Yazhou Zhoukan / Asiaweek

“Never Grow Old” – By Chen Yimin – Ming Pao Weekly

Chinese News Merits

“Vote Rigging in District Council Elections”– By Leung Yu Wo, Yuen Pak Yan, Alexander Lam Wai Chung and Lee Nga Man– Apple Daily

“A Brother Asks Society to Respect the Disabled” –  By Simpson Cheung Wai-Ming, Yammy Tsang Ying-Mui, Gemini Cheng Pui-Shan and Chin Wai-Ki – Ming Pao

“Elderly Stripped Naked on Rooftop, Waiting to Be Showered” – By Winky Liu Wing-Ki and Edward Choi Chuen-Wai – Ming Pao

Chinese Online Merits

“Investigation of the Shenzhen Landslide: Why Waste Was Dumped in an Ecological Zone”– By Yannan Jiang– Initium

Chinese Commentary Merit

“A Lifetime of Suffering for Chinese Women” – By Zeng Jinyan– Initium

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Chinese Broadcast Grand Prize

“The Myth of ‘One Person, One Vote’”– By Choy Yuk Ling – Radio Television Hong Kong

Chinese Broadcast Special Prize

“The Refugee Crisis in Europe”– By Michelle Chan – Radio Television Hong Kong

Chinese Television Merits  

“Infallible Church”– By Amy Wong Nga-Man – Radio Television Hong Kong

“Caring for the Intellectually Disabled” – By Grace Wong – Radio Television Hong Kong

Chinese Radio Merits

Myanmar Elections series – By Ivan Luk Yuk-Kwong and Wong Lui – Radio Television Hong Kong

Human Rights Lawyers – By Chan Miu-Ling – Radio Television Hong Kong

Photography Grand Prize

“Dying to Breathe,” a series about Chinese gold miners – By Sim Chi Yin, Freelance Photographer for VII Photo Agency. The work appeared in National Geographic, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and The New York Times

Feature Photography Special Prize

“Refugees Crossing the Aegean Sea for Survival” – By Nicole Tung – Initium

Spot News Photography Merits

“Disputed Land” – By Sam Tsang – South China Morning Post

“The Lonely Life of the McSleepers” – By Dickson Lee – South China Morning Post

“The First Blood Shed in the Yuen Long Anti-smuggler Movement”– By Chan Yik-Chiu – Apple Daily

“Defendant” – By Ho Kwan-Kin – Sing Tao Daily

“British Lesbian Faces Discrimination in Hong Kong” – By Yik Yeung-Man– Apple Daily

Feature Photography Merits

“Southeast Asia’s Migrant Crisis” – By Christophe Archambault– Agence France-Presse

Myanmar Elections – By Ye Aung Thu– Agence France-Presse

“Stage Performers With Down Syndrome” – By Fu Chun-Wai – East Week

“We Shout ‘Erwiana!’” – By Ko Chung-Ming – Next Magazine

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High School Journalism Prize

“Disenfranchised: Education for Non-Chinese-Speaking Children in Hong Kong” – By Xaviera Artaza of West Island School – Harbour Times

University English-Language Broadcast Prize

“Education for All” – By Ho Kar-Hei, Leung Ka-Yu, Tsui Kit-Sze, Xi Qiaosong and Wong Wing-Kwan of The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Varsity Magazine

University English-Language Writing Prize

“Transparently Unclear” – By Tsim Wing-Sze, Lin Yi-Ting and Kwan Cho-Ming of The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Varsity Magazine

University English-Language Writing Merit

“Finding a Way Forward” – By Jayce Lai, Man Sze-Wai and Tsang Hoi-Kee of The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Varsity Magazine

“Sexual Harassment at Hong Kong’s Universities – Rarely Reported, but not Rare” – By Medhavi Arora of the University of Hong Kong – Hong Kong Free Press

University Chinese-Language Broadcast Prize

Body of Work: “The Rights of Domestic Workers” and “Power of the Police”– By Li Lok Man, Nicolle Liu Ka-Wun, Leung Yat-Nga, Winnie Tang Man-Yan and Yeh Ka-Lun of The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Pinpoint website

University Chinese-Language Writing Prize

“Questionable Police Testimony and Prosecutions after Occupy” –By Lam Tsz-Ching and Gloria Chan Hoi-Ching of Hong Kong Baptist University– Sanpoyan

Youth Essay Contest

Review of “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” (2012) – By Melissa Leung On-Ki of the University of Hong Kong

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