Allan Au Ka-lun is a columnist for the Hong Kong Economic Journal, a public affairs host for Radio Television Hong Kong, and Professional Consultant at the School of Journalism & Communication, 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.


Anne Cheung is a professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. She teaches law and society and media law.  She is also a member of the Hong Kong Press Council.


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


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


Fung Wai-kong is a columnist of Hong Kong Economic Journal and CitizenNews.  This follows a 16-years-long service as the editorial writer of Apple Daily.  He is also a founding member of the Independent Commentators Association of Hong Kong.


Cherian George is professor of media studies at the journalism department of Hong Kong Baptist University. His books include Freedom from the Press: Journalism and State Power in Singapore (2012).
Jonathan Hopfner is a managing director at New Narrative. He is a former Reuters news editor.
Ammu Kannampilly is an editor on AFP’s Asia-Pacific news desk. She previously headed AFP’s Kathmandu bureau and was the agency’s India correspondent prior to that.
Karen Kong is a senior lecturer 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 Pui-yee 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.
Juliana Liu is a senior editor at the South China Morning Post, where she is preparing for the launch of a new news service at the digital and newspaper publisher. She was most recently BBC News’ Hong Kong Correspondent since 2012, having first joined in 2006 in Singapore. Prior to that, she was Beijing Correspondent at the Reuters news agency. She joined Reuters upon graduation and additionally reported for the agency from London, Singapore and Colombo. She is also the immediate past president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong.
Bruce Lui Ping-kuen is a former principal China reporter for Cable TV, has produced documentaries on sensitive subjects in China, including the dangers of nuclear testing and “tofu” construction that was blamed for school collapses in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Mr. Lui is also a Ming Pao columnist and senior lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University.


Mak Yin-ting has been a journalist in both print and electronic media for over 30 years.  She was the former chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists Association and a co-author of the annual report of freedom of expression in Hong Kong since the 90s.


Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee is a barrister, writer and columnist in Hong Kong. She was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong from 1995–2012.


Eric Poon is a veteran producer who has made more than 100 documentaries for Radio Television Hong Kong since 1993. Mr. Poon is an associate professor of practice at the School of Journalism & Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Poon Siu-to is a public affair host of Commercial Radio.


Jayne Russell has worked as a press photographer for over 35 years having travelled expensively following world events. She has also spent time as a Picture Editor at both international photo agencies and newspapers across the globe. Having worked on human rights photo projects before, she understands the importance of photos to getting world attention.
Carsten Schael is an award-winning German photographer.
Mikko Takkunen is a photo editor at The New York Times, based in Hong Kong. Before joining the Times in 2015, Takkunen was the International Photo Editor at in New York. Before joining Time in 2013, he spent two years working as a freelance photographer in London for various international newspapers.
Joseph Tse Chi-fung is a veteran journalist who was the presenter of the TV programme “City Forum”. He is now a freelance journalist.


Corinne Vigniel is a TV producer, filmmaker and educator. She spent three decades covering TV news in Europe, Africa and Asia. She’s worked for CBS, Reuters TV and as Asia-Pacific editor for AFP TV. She’s also lectured journalism at University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University.
Bettina Wassener spent 20 years working as a business and economics correspondent, for the Financial Times and the New York Times/International Herald Tribune among others. Based in Hong Kong since 2008, she now works in corporate PR.
Douglas Wong is an editor at Bloomberg Intelligence and was previously a journalist at Bloomberg News, the Financial Times and The Straits Times. A former FCC president and this year’s club treasurer, he has been an HRPA judge since 2012.
Icarus Wong Ho-yin is a human rights campaigner and the founder of Civil Rights Observer. He earned a Master of Laws in Human Rights from the University of Hong Kong in 2017. He has been actively involved in advocating human rights protection against police brutality at both local level and the United Nations since 2009. Icarus is also known for his advocacy against inequality and adverse impacts brought by urban redevelopment.


Serenade Woo is a veteran journalist. She is a former Chairperson of Hong Kong Journalists Association. She is a member of the executive council of Amnesty International Hong Kong and a project manager of the International Federation of Journalists Asia Pacific Office. Currently, she is a freelance journalist.


Shirley Yam has been a financial and political journalist since the 80s.  She was the former vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists Association where she continues to serve as an Executive Committee member.


Geoffrey Yeung is a pupil barrister with a view of gaining admission in 2018, having graduated from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. As a member of a human rights group, Equality Caucus, Geoffrey is also an advocate for LGBT rights and welfare in Hong Kong, focusing on law and policy issues.



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