Nominations are now open for the Human Rights Press Awards to recognize top rights-related reporting from around Asia, with the goal of increasing respect for people’s basic rights and focusing attention on threats to those freedoms.
The goal of the Awards is to increase respect for people’s basic rights and to focus attention on threats to those freedoms.
- Breaking News: Recognising work reported under deadline pressure with speed, accuracy and high-quality writing on a single human rights-related news event.
- Investigative Writing: Recognising investigative work that makes use of all journalistic tools to uncover or expose new details of a significant human rights issue.
- Explanatory Feature: Recognising feature writing that provides detailed insight, analysis and comprehension to explain a significant human rights issue.
- Photography (Single Image): Recognising a single image that demonstrates excellence in photography on a human rights issue.
- Photography (Series): Recognising a series of images demonstrating excellence in photography on a single, specific human rights issue.
- Short Video (English, Chinese): Recognising compelling and shareable video reporting on a human rights issue, as originally published with duration of less than twelve minutes.
- Documentary (English, Chinese): Recognising excellent in-depth video reporting on an issue of human rights significance, as originally published with duration exceeding twelve minutes.
- Multimedia (English, Chinese): Recognising innovative, multi-format reporting on a human rights issue which makes use of two or more of the following mediums: text, photo essay, video, audio/podcast, infographic and/or interactive elements.
- Tertiary Student (English, Chinese): Recognising excellence in written/video/audio reporting by a student in tertiary education on an issue of human rights significance.
- There is no entry fee.
- Works must be:
- In English or Chinese
- Reported by professional journalists (except student categories), including freelancers, excluding corporations or activist groups.
- Published or broadcast during the past calendar year, January 1 to December 31, 2022 on a professional media platform (except students).
- Reported about the Asia region, including Central Asia, excluding Middle East, Australia, New Zealand
- Related to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- Each entry must cite the specific article that the work seeks to address.
- No more than three entries per journalist are accepted. In some cases, series of multiple works can constitute one entry – see “Category” section above.
- For student awards, no more than two works per entrant are accepted. Works by groups of students are accepted.
- Any work already submitted for one category cannot also be submitted into any additional category (with the exception of the two photography categories).
For more information, visit Human Rights Press Awards.