Each year, the Human Rights Press Awards invites prominent figures in the fields of media, law, academia, and human rights volunteers to read and watch more than 400 entries, from both professional and students, as part of its judging panels.
Allan Au Ka-lun is a columnist for Mingpao and Professional Consultant at the School of Journalism & Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University, as well as a former producer, editor, and host at TVB 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.
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.
Carsten Schael is an award-winning German photographer.
Chong Yiu-kwong is a solicitor and a senior lecturer at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership of The Education University of Hong Kong.
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 treasurer, he has been an HRPA judge since 2012.
Jim Laurie has been a journalist and broadcaster for more than 45 years and heads Focus Asia Productions, a video and television consultancy firm. He serves as an outside consultant to a number of television and digital media organisations. Jim covered the war in Vietnam for NBC News (1972-1975), opened the first television bureau in Beijing for ABC News (1981), and served as President of the FCC Hong Kong 2001-02.
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.
Allan Au – News Documentary Producer
Astor Chan – Chairperson, Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor
Anne Cheung – Professor, University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law
Chong Yiu-Kwong – Teaching Fellow, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Armin Kalyanram – Former Executive Committee Member, Amnesty International Hong Kong
Jim Laurie – Veteran Correspondent; Senior Consultant, Focus Asia Productions
Angela Lee – Former Board Member, Amnesty International Hong Kong
Jacqueline Leong, SC – Former Chairperson, Hong Kong Bar Association
Liu Kin-Ming – Public Affairs Consultant; Former Newspaper Executive
Bruce Lui – Visiting Senior Lecturer, Hong Kong Baptist University
Eric Poon – Professional Consultant, School of Journalism & Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Carsten Schael – Photographer; Board Member, Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong
Sham Yee-Lan – Chairperson, Hong Kong Journalists Association
Tyrone Siu – Chairman, Hong Kong Press Photographers Association
To Yiu-Ming – Assistant Professor, Dept. of Journalism, Hong Kong Baptist University
Douglas Wong – Asia Legal Editor, Bloomberg News; Former President, Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong
Serenade Woo – Executive Council Member, Amnesty International Hong Kong