Human Rights Press Awards

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I’d like to offer a belated congratulations to Simon for winning a 2007 Human Rights Press Award. His story on China’s justice system was one of two winners in the magazine category. The other winner was also from TIME Asia, Andrew Marshall’s story about last year’s protests in Burma. The awards, which are co-sponsored by Amnesty International (Hong Kong), the Hong Kong Journalists Association and the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong, recognizes journalism that focuses on rights in Asia. Also of interest is John Kamm’s speech at the awards ceremony about the work his group, the Dui Hua Foundation, does to advocate for the release of political prisoners in China.