2018 HUMAN RIGHTS PRESS AWARDS Now Open for Entries
Merit in the Photography Feature category was awarded to Dondi Tawatao in 2017, with “They Were People Too”. Photo: Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images

2018 HUMAN RIGHTS PRESS AWARDS Now Open for Entries

We are delighted to announce that The Human Rights Press Awards, Asia’s most prestigious honours that recognise outstanding human rights reporting, have returned for the 22nd year and are now open for entries. The deadline is 9 February 2018.

The Human Rights Press Awards are organised by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, Amnesty International and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The awards aim to increase respect for people’s basic rights and to focus attention on threats to those freedoms.

Submissions must have been reported from the Asia region and been published or broadcast during the 2017 calendar year. Entries must be in either English or Chinese. Categories include Spot News, Features, Commentary, Multimedia, Television/Video, Radio and Photography. Winners will be announced in May 2018.

Each entry must cite the article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that the work seeks to address. This landmark document, which marks its 70th anniversary next year, set out the inalienable rights to which every person is entitled. The full text is available here: www.un.org/Overview/rights.html

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For queries, please contact the awards administrator:

Cintia Huen

The Chinese University of Hong Kong – School of Journalism and Communication

Email: hrpa@cuhk.edu.hk  Tel: (852) 3943 8705

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