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 23rd year and are now open for entries. The deadline is 12 February 2019.
Asia’s most prestigious awards honouring outstanding human rights reporting will be open for entries from 1 January 2019 to 12 February 2019.
As the 22nd Human Rights Press Awards approach, judges and organisers talk about why it’s vital to honour those reporting injustice around Asia.
Myanmar media pioneer co-founded the Myanmar Times, a venture that led to an eight-and-a-half-year stint in prison during the dark days of military rule.
The Correspondent spoke to six winners about their work and what winning a Human Rights Press Award means to them.
Shining a light on injustice helps, but doesn’t always fix it, says award-winning journalist Simon Denyer
Giving a voice to the powerless in the case of a family’s search for the truth about their daughter’s death was the legacy of an award-winning story by Simon Denyer.
A tip-off about abuse in a care home for the disabled led to an undercover investigation that culminated in the centre being closed down – and won a Hong Kong news website a Human Rights Press Award.
Reporting on war-torn Afghanistan is a challenge in itself, but for former AFP Kabul bureau chief Anuj Chopra there was an equally urgent issue to bring to the world’s attention: child sex slavery within the country’s police force.