2019 Human Rights Press Awards to be open for entries on January 1
Winners at the 22nd Human Rights Press Awards. Photo: Jayne Russell

2019 Human Rights Press Awards to be open for entries on January 1

Asia’s most prestigious awards honouring outstanding human rights reporting will be open for entries from 1 January 2019 to 12 February 2019.

The Human Rights Press Awards, now in their 23rd year, are organised by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, Amnesty International, and the Hong Kong Journalists Association.

Showcasing this work has become more important than ever as governments around the region step up threats to basic freedoms, whether it be locking up journalists, carrying out arbitrary detentions or silencing political opponents.

Submissions must have been reported from the Asia region and been published or broadcast during the 2018 calendar year. Entries must be in either English or Chinese.

Categories include Breaking News, Features, Multimedia, Video, Audio, and Photography. This year we have split the Features category into two awards – Investigative Feature Writing and Explanatory Feature Writing. Please go to the website for more details.

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 this year, is viewable here: www.un.org/Overview/rights.html

Please mark your calendars and be ready to submit your work!

The online entry form will be open on 1 January 2019 at:


The awards will be presented at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club on May 16 at 6-8pm.

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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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