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					                   Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
                   Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award



                            Call for Nominations

   Third Annual Asia Democracy & Human Rights Award

TAIPEI, 1 April 2008:     The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) today
announces that it is now accepting nominations for the third annual Asia
Democracy & Human Rights Award (ADHRA). Since the TFD’s Board of Trustees
unanimously approved the Award Guidelines on 21 March 2006, with the enthusiastic
support of Chairman Wang Jin-pyng (Speaker of the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan’s
parliament), the ADHRA has served to recognize, encourage, and support those
working for democracy and human rights in the Asian region (click for more) [link to
Press Release 0403.doc]


Before nominating a candidate for the ADHRA, please read the ADHRA selection
procedure guidelines:
     ADHRA Guidelines [link to ADHRA Guidelines.doc]
To nominate an individual or organization for the ADHRA, please download a
nomination form:
     2007 ADHRA Nomination Form [link to Nomination Form.doc]



                               [ADHRA ad w/ sound]
                 The Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

Since the TFD's Board of Trustees unanimously approved the Award Guidelines on 21
 March 2006, with the enthusiastic support of Chairman Wang Jin-pyng (Speaker of
   the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan's parliament), the ADHRA has served to recognize,
 encourage, and support those working for democracy and human rights in the Asian
              region. (click for more) [Press Release – 0319.doc]
The ADHRA selection procedure guidelines are provided here for your reference:
     2007 ADHRA Guidelines [ADHRA Guidelines.doc]
The TFD will begin accepting nominations for the 2008 ADHRA on 1 April 2008.
Please check this webpage for updated information.


                          Previous ADHRA Laureates

[Dr. Cynthia.jpg]           2007 – Dr. Cynthia Maung [link to 2007 Asia
                            Democracy and Human Rights Award page]
[RSF Logo English.jpg]      2006 – Reporters Without Borders [link to 2006 Asia
                            Democracy and Human Rights Award page]




                    2007 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

      [2007 ADHRA ceremony video from 17min.17sec. – 18min.13sec. (no sound)]
 President Chen Shui-bian confers the 2007 ADHRA on Dr. Cynthia Maung, founder
    and director of the Mae Tao Clinic, and Chairman Wang Jin-pyng presents Dr.
                            Cynthia with the award grant.


2007 ADHRA Press Release [ADHRA Press Release – 13 Dec (English).doc]
2007 ADHRA Award Ceremony Program [ADHRA 2007 – booklet.pdf]
2007 ADHRA Laureate Announcement [Winner of the 2007 ADHRA.doc]


Selected Media Reports
Burmese Receives Rights Award [link to
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2007/12/14/2003392464 ]
Taipei Times
2007/12/14


Burmese Doctor Awarded for Humanitarian Efforts [link to
http://www.taiwanheadlines.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=98272&CtNode=10 ]
Taiwan Headlines
2007/12/14


Clinic Founder to Receive Award [link to
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2007/11/20/2003388685 ]
Taipei Times
2007/11/20




                2006 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award


                                Award video



        President Chen Shui-bian confers the first ADHRA on Mr. Robert
 Ménard,Secretary-General and founder of Reporters sans frontières, and Chairman
           Wang Jin-pyng presents Mr. Ménard with the award grant.



2006 ADHRA Award Ceremony Program [link to 2006 award ceremony booklet]
2006 ADHRA Press Release [link to 2006 ceremony press release]
2006 ADHRA Laureate Announcement [link to 2006 winner announcement press
release]
Robert Ménard’s Speech from the 2006 ADHRA Award Ceremony [link to Ménard’s
speech]
Photos from 2006 ADHRA award Ceremony [link to 2006 ADHRA photos page]


Selected Media Reports
Chen Gives Award to Founder of RWB [link to
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/backnews/archives/taiwan/2007129/101166.htm ]
China Post
2007/1/29


Reporters Without Borders Wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award [link to
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2006/12/26/2003341995 ]
Taipei Times
2006/12/26



“Reporters Without Borders” Wins Democracy Award in Taiwan [link to
http://www.ntdtv.com/xtr/en/2007/01/29/a_48054.html ]
New Tang Dynasty Television
2007/1/29



GIO Minister Says Taiwan Guarantees Freedom of the Press, Thanks Press Freedom
Group for Assistance [link to
http://info.gio.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=31909&ctNode=2462 ]
Government Information Office
2007/2/5

				
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