Lee Tsz-ying (right) and Lau Tsz-lam won the Merit Prize of the Human Rights Press Awards


李梓瑩(右)及劉芷琳獲頒人權新聞獎大學及大專組別優異獎

Date: 26 Jun 2018 (Tuesday)

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Journalism students win Merit prize at Human Rights Press Awards

新聞系學生勇奪人權新聞優異獎

Chinese Journalism Year 4 students Lee Tsz-ying and Lau Tsz-lam won the Merit Prize in the Tertiary – Radio, Television & Video (Chinese) Category of the Human Rights Press Awards with their news report entitled “Growing up with homosexual parents”.
 
Tsz-ying said that some Hong Kong people worried that same-sex parenting would have a negative impact on children. However, Tsz-ying and Tsz-lam doubted if the key to raising happy, successful children lies in the parents’ sexual orientation. In light of this, they interviewed two families with same-sex parents to know more about their family life and pattern of parenting.
 
Tsz-ying added that they are extremely honoured to gain recognition from the judges.  As same-sex marriage is not recognised in Hong Kong, it was a challenge to identify interviewees who were willing to tell their stories in front of the camera. Tsz-ying and Tsz-lam expressed special gratitude to the interviewees for the latter’s  trust and help which enabled them to portray the lives of those taking the road less travelled. Tsz-ying promised they will work hard to produce more news stories and become professional journalists in the future.
 

中文新聞四年級學生李梓瑩及劉芷琳憑報道「同志・成家」勇奪人權新聞獎大學及大專組別 - 電台、電視及錄像 (中文 )優異獎。
 
梓瑩表示,香港大部分家庭都由異性夫婦為主軸,亦認為同性伴侶會對成功培育小朋友帶來負面影響。不過,她們懷疑性取向是否是養育快樂的及成功下一代的關鍵,因為透過訪問兩對同性伴侶,從而了解其家庭生活細節及培育小朋友的情況。
 
梓瑩對能夠獲得評審的肯定感到榮幸。因為香港同性婚姻尚未合法,因此要尋找願意在鏡頭前介紹個人故事的同性伴侶,難度甚高。梓瑩及芷琳特別感謝受訪者的信任及協助,讓她們可以藉著報導令公眾了解同性婚姻者的心路歷程。梓瑩承諾未來會努力採訪更多新聞故事,並立志成為專業的新聞工作者。