Saturday, April 16, 2011

【China AIDS:6444】 南华早报记者报道万延海出走而获人权奖

Human Rights Awards handed out


The struggle of China's civil rights lawyers and a bloody crackdown on Bangkok protesters were among stories or photographs about rights issues in Asia that were recognised at the 15th annual Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong.

The event, organised by the Foreign Correspondents' Club, the Hong Kong Journalists Association and Amnesty International, was was open to local and Macau-based journalists as well as foreign correspondents working in Asia. It drew 236 entries published or aired during 2010. English and Chinese-language stories were considered.

RTHK won six awards, two in radio and four in television, including a prize for producer Eric Poon for his feature on the mainland dissident, Liu Xiaobo.

The South China Morning Post's Verna Yu won a prize in the general news category for stories about Wan Yanhai, mainland China's leading AIDS activist. The newspaper's Ng Tze-Wei won in the same category for the harassment of human rights lawyers in mainland China.

In the photojournalism feature category, Nicolas Asfouri of Agence France-Presse picked up a gong for "Bangkok Crackdown", while Chun Wai of the Chinese-language newspaper Ming Pao won in the same category for "Manila's poor live on tombs in a graveyard".

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