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2016 Judges (21st edition)

The judging of the Human Rights Press Awards was in the capable hands of 23 volunteer judges in the fields of media, law, academia and human rights.

Allan Au Ka-lun is a columnist for the Hong Kong Economic Journal, a public affairs host for Radio Television Hong Kong, and a PhD candidate at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was formerly a Knight Fellow at Stanford University, as well as a former producer, editor and anchor at TVB.

Yiu Kwong Chong is a solicitor and a senior teaching fellow at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Lam Chi Chung is the Hong Kong Press Photographers’ Association chairman.

Masato Kajimoto

Armin Kalyanram was a High Court counsel in Mumbai before moving to Hong Kong in 2006. She is an active volunteer with NGOs like Helpers for Domestic Helpers and the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre.

Karen Kong is an assistant professor of the Faculty of Law, the University of Hong Kong and Deputy Director of the LLM in Human Rights Programme at the University of Hong Kong. She teaches and researches in the area of socio-economic rights, constitutional law and administrative law.

Carol Lai is a former associate director of the graduate program in global communication, Akita International University.   Before starting an academic career, she was a journalist and the former chairperson of the Hong Kong Journalists Association.

Jim Laurie has been a journalist and broadcaster for 40 years and heads Focus Asia Productions, a video and television consultancy. He is also a consultant for CCTV English News.

Angela Lee is a former board member of Amnesty International Hong Kong and has acted as a judge for the Awards since its inception in 1996.

Jacqueline Leong has been the Human Rights Press Awards’ legal expert since its inception in 1996. She is a Hong Kong Senior Counsel and former director of the Hong Kong Bar Association.

Bruce Lui Ping-kuen is a former principal China reporter for Cable TV and is a Ming Pao columnist and senior lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Tom Mackey is East Asia Media Manager for Amnesty International and is based in Hong Kong.

Simon Martin is a senior editor with Agence France-Presse. He joined the AFP in 1997 after 10 years as a correspondent with Reuters, and has been bureau chief in Malaysia and South Korea and deputy bureau chief in Jakarta. Mr. Martin began his career in newspapers and has worked, among other titles, for the Daily Mail in London (1980-82) and for the South China Morning Post as foreign editor (1982-1986).

Robin Moyer

Mary Paciello

Poon Siu To is a public affair host of Commercial Radio.

Eric Poon Tat-pui is a veteran producer who has made more than 100 documentaries for RTHK since 1993 and is an associate professor at the School of Journalism & Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Tin Fong Chak

Bettina Wassener is a writer, consultant and a former business correspondent for the Financial Times and the International New York Times.

Douglas Wong is Asia Legal Editor at Bloomberg News. He has also worked for the Financial Times and The Straits Times and is a former FCC president.

Icarus Wong Ho-yin is the convener of Civil Human Rights Front.

Serenade Woo is a project manager of the International Federation of Journalists Asia Pacific Office. She is also a former member of the executive council of Amnesty International Hong Kong.

Shirley Yam is the vice-chairperson of the Hong Kong Journalists’ Association and a columnist at the South China Morning Post.

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