Hoi-ching(left) and Tsz-ching thanked the interviewees for making their coverage complete.


陳凱晴(左)和林子晴感謝受訪者的配合,使報道得以完整。

Date: 18 May 2016 (Wednesday)

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Journalism students receive Human Rights Press Awards

新聞系學生奪人權新聞獎

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. 
 
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.

林子晴同學和陳凱晴同學(中文新聞三年級),憑新聞系學生刊物《新報人》的報道「警口供連番被質疑  檢控不當損法治」,榮獲第 20屆人權新聞獎的大專中文寫作大獎。
 
凱晴表示,《新報人》提供了一個自由的空間,讓同學跟進自己喜歡的報道,並吸收實戰經驗。兩人感謝受訪者的配合,「全賴他們願意接受訪問,報道才得以完整。」她們也感謝刊物的顧問老師,包括新聞系助理教授杜耀明先生及高級講師黃天賜先生給予的意見及支持。
 
此外,三位新聞系本科畢業生袁柏恩、張煒明和曾映妹分別憑合撰報道,奪得中文突發新聞優異獎。
 
人權新聞獎由國際特赦組織香港分會、香港外國記者會及香港記者協會合辦,被視為亞洲區域人權新聞報導的最高榮譽。