As the world marks Human Rights Day, Asia’s most prestigious awards honouring outstanding human rights reporting is announcing that it will be open for entries from January 1, 2020 to February 1, 2020.
The Human Rights Press Awards, now in their 24th year, are organised by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, Amnesty International Hong Kong, 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 about the Asia region and been published or broadcast during the 2019 calendar year. Entries must be in either English or Chinese.
Categories include Breaking News, Feature, Commentary, Multimedia, Video, Audio and Photography. 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 sets out the inalienable rights to which every person is entitled. The full text is available here.
Please mark your calendars and be ready to submit your work!
The online entry form will be open on 1 January 2020 here.
The awards will be presented at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club on May 6 at 6-8pm.
For queries, please contact the awards administrator:
The Chinese University of Hong Kong – School of Journalism and Communication
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (852) 3943 8705