The News Lens Wins 2023 Human Rights Contribution Award for Deepening Social Dialogue with Diverse Perspectives

2023/12/08 TNL Mediagene
The News Lens won the 2023 Human Rights Contribution Award for reporting on victims' rights and indigenous issues. Their reportage, highlighting global and Taiwanese victim protection challenges and exploring indigenous identity, earns recognition for contributing to human rights and inspiring in-depth social issue coverage.

The News Lens, a Taiwanese online news outlet, has been awarded the 2023 Human Rights Contribution Award for its groundbreaking investigative reports on victim rights and police were indigenous rights. The award recognizes the outlet's commitment to providing in-depth coverage of complex issues from a variety of perspectives.

The winning reports, "Tears Unheard: The Tragic Reality of Victim Protection Systems Around the World" and "After the Constitutional Ruling, Are the Siraya Indigenous?", these reports have delved deeply into the complexities of victims' rights and indigenous issues.

"Tears Unheard" examines the implementation of victim protection systems in Taiwan and around the world. The report highlights the ongoing challenges faced by victims and their families after perpetrators are punished. It presents a series of case studies that detail the economic, psychological, and social barriers that victims face in their recovery process. The report concludes that there is an urgent need for reforming victim protection systems.

"Are the Siraya Indigenous?" chronicles the Siraya people's long-year struggle for legal recognition. The report not only documents the Siraya's quest for official recognition, but also provides in-depth analysis of the legal challenges of the Taiwanese Indigenous Peoples Act and the issue of ethnic identity.

"The News Lens has always been committed to providing in-depth and diverse coverage of important issues," said Mario Yang, co-founder and content chief of The News Lens. "We hope to use our platform to promote public understanding and discussion of these issues. Winning the Human Rights Contribution Award is a recognition of our long-term efforts and the role that media can play in promoting human rights."

The News Lens will continue to cover social issues from a variety of perspectives in the future, with the goal of making a positive impact on Taiwanese society.


The winning reports were originally paid-content on TNL+, but will be free to read from December 8 to December 17, 2023.

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