The Human Rights Press Awards, Asia’s most prestigious honours that recognise outstanding human rights reporting, have returned for the 23rd year. The closing date for entries is TODAY – please apply before 12 February 2019, 11:59PM (HKT).
The Human Rights Press Awards 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 — locking up journalists, carrying out arbitrary detentions and 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. In addition the video category now features two awards – Short Video for compelling and shareable video reporting, and Documentary Video for more in-depth work. Please go to the website for more details. Winners will be announced in May 2019.
Each entry must cite the article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that the work seeks to address. This landmark document is viewable here:www.un.org/Overview/rights.html
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