2021 HUMAN RIGHTS PRESS AWARDS – Now Open for Entries

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 25th year and are now open for entries. The deadline is February 1, 2021.

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 2020 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: [email protected]  Tel: (852) 3943 8705

2021 HUMAN RIGHTS PRESS AWARDS Open for Entries on January 1, 2021