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The Hinzpeter Awards

Video Journalists, The Eyes of Truth

The Hinzpeter Awards aspire to recognize and honor video journalists who seek the truth, protect human rights and fight for justice as recorders of reality and chroniclers of history. Video Journalism a history written for Human Rights, with Truth, in Justice. It illuminates the future of Human Rights and Justice by revealing the undeniable Truth. The Hinzpeter Awards commemorate video journalists who devoted their souls to the unfolding of democracy across the world.

Submission Category & Award Type

  • Competitive Category
    The World A Crossroads Award The best entry form the combined pool of submissions in the News and Features category will receive this award.
    Award for News News footage of impact
    Award for Features Investigative news, press documentary footage
  • Non-competitive Category
    May Gwangju Award One entry (news, documentary etc.) from current/former video journalist who made contributions to democracy, human rights and peace.

1st Hinzpeter Awards Winners

Mikhail Arshynski
The World at A Crossroads
Mikhail Arshynski has been working since 2009 as a video journalist for Belsat, a satellite service based in Poland but accessible in Belarus. He produced the documentary “Don’t be Afraid,” about the Belarusians fighting the dictatorship for fair elections and preventing fraudulent elections in 2020 under the Alexander Lukashenko regime. This documentary aired in May 2021.

Norman & Collin (nickname)
Award for News
Norman and Collin, the of the Award for News, are video journalists from the Yangon bureau of the Singapore-based English news channel CNA (Channel News Asia). On February 27 of this year, during a large-scale demonstration against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, they covered the violence of the police indiscriminately firing tear gas and beating and detaining citizens in a video “Myanmar Army Steps Up Enforcement Level”, which was aired around the world on that day.

Bruno Federico
Award for Features
Federico captured the arduous and dangerous journey of migrants to reach the United States through Darien Gap, a rugged canyon that connects Colombia in South and Central America and Panama in North and Central America. His video coverage was reported on August 12, 2020 through the US public broadcasting station PBS and its program “PBS News Hour” with the title “Desperate Journey”.

Young-gil Yu
May Gwangju Award
Young-gil Yu, the late video journalist at the Seoul branch of CBS, has won the May Gwangju Award, which is a non-competitive prize. Yu was the first video journalist who reported on martial law forces being deployed on Geumnam Street, Gwangju, on May 19, 1980. He also contributed to the May 18 Democratic Uprising by covering it for the first time through television news.
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