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Human Rights Press Awards receives 371 entries

An outstanding number of submissions – 371 – has been entered into the 19th Annual Human Rights Press Awards 2014.

Organizers say the quality of the submissions reflects increased awareness of what represents a good human rights story, wider participation by overseas news organizations that have correspondents in the region, and also shows a strong balance of both local and foreign coverage of human rights issues in the Asian region.

The total includes 146 Chinese-language entries, 125 English-language entries and 100 entries in the Photography section. The entries are judged by separate panels of judges drawn from journalism, academia, law and human rights.

These prestigious journalism awards honor outstanding reporting in the area of human rights. They are co-sponsored by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. They are open to all journalists in Hong Kong and Macau, as well as journalists working as correspondents in Asia.

The deadline for entry has closed and no further entries are being accepted. All entries were published or broadcast during calendar 2014.

The 19th Annual Human Right Press Awards winners will be announced at the Awards luncheon to be held at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong, on May 9, 2015.