More than 100 participants and supporters attended the HRPA’s Annual Awards Luncheon on May 9, 2015, which filled the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club’s Main Dining Room and Verandah. All photos by Kevin Dharmawan.
Francis Moriarty, HRPA co-founder, presents a brass plaque to guest speaker Kevin Lau, a Hong Kong editor who was brutally attacked last year, and who only regained the ability to walk after a long rehabilitation.
The FCC president, Jitendra Joshi, poses with our guest speaker, Ming Pao journalist Kevin Lau.
Ching Cheong, who was jailed for more than 1,000 days in China when he was a Straits Times journalist, attended the Human Rights Press Awards luncheon.
Eric Poon, a veteran Hong Kong producer, served as a judge in the Chinese broadcast category. He discusses one video that was not submitted: the controversial TVB footage of the Hong Kong police dragging a protester into a dark corner and beating him.
Francis Moriarty, the HRPA co-founder, accompanies Mrs. Anne Marden, a Hong Kong philanthropist who has long supported the Awards.
Shirley Yam, vice chairperson of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, talks about press freedom.
Armin Kalyanram, who practiced as Counsel at the High Court in Mumbai before working with NGOs in Hong Kong, was one of the judges on the English-language panel.
Astor China, a China researcher with Amnesty International’s East Asia Regional Office, was a judge on the Chinese print panel.
Nora Tam, South China Morning Post photojournalist, gets a certificate of special merit from photography judge Angela Lee.
Guest speaker Kevin Lau with our wonderful band of volunteer interns.