Journalism students and alumni receive Human Rights Press Awards
Chan Hoi-ching and Lam Tsz-ching (Chinese Journalism, Year 3) won the University Chinese-Language Writing Prize at the 20th Annual Human Rights Press Awards for their report “Questionable Police Testimony and Prosecutions after Occupy”published in the student publication San Po Yan of the Department of Journalism.
Hoi-ching said the freedom given by San Po Yan allows them to cover stories they feel interested in. The platform also gives them opportunities to gain practical experience. Expressing their sincere gratitude to the interviewees, they said: “It is their willingness to talk to us that made our story complete.” The awardees are grateful for the advice and support they received from the advisors of San Po Yan, especially Assistant Professor Mr To Yiu-ming and Senior Lecturer Mr Wong Tin-chi of the Journalism Department.
In addition, three journalism undergraduate alumni, Yuen Pak-yan, Cheung Wai-ming and Tsang Ying-mui received Chinese News Merits for their work.
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The Human Rights Press Awards, organised by Amnesty International Hong Kong, Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Journalists Association, is considered to be the most prestigious press award for media reports on human rights in Asia.
Tsz-ching and Hoi-ching (left) thanked the interviewees for making their coverage complete.