2020 Human Rights Press Awards now open for entry
Sarita Bk, 6, holds her doll named Bhauri, as she sits near her mother Kokila, 38, not seen, beside their family's chhaupadi hut where she was staying with her mom who had her period, in the Dakohanedada village, outside of the city of Mungelsen, Achham district, southwest Nepal, Friday, March 2, 2018. The tradition of chhaupadi in the country is based in the belief that a woman is impure and brings evil spirits into the home during her period -- which in practice has meant they are supposed to stay in small huts or animal sheds during their menstruation cycle. This has been outlawed in Nepal in the last year due to women dying of smoke inhalation, snake bites and unsanitary conditions, but many in remote provinces like Accham still perform the ritual. (Photo Credit/Tara Todras-Whitehill for the New York Times)

2020 Human Rights Press Awards now open for entry

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 24th year and are now open for entries. The deadline is 1 February 2020.

The Human Rights Press Awards 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: https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/index.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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