Now in its 24th year, the HRPA is Asia’s most prestigious celebration of journalism that raises awareness of human rights issues and shines a light on threats to freedom.
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.
Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and their colleagues were honoured with this year’s award for Best Investigative Feature Writing, in recognition of their groundbreaking work “Myanmar Burning”.
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.