ntv7 who recently took home an award and four highly commended titles at the 17th Asian TV Awards, is on a winning streak this month with its latest win at the SUHAKAM 2012 Human Rights Awards held on Monday evening at Sheraton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Broadcast journalist, Selina Kong, was once again named as the recipient for the coveted media award title for her story, “Give Life A Second Chance” in ntv7’s documentary programme, “7 Zoom In”. This is the second time that Selina is honoured with this award after her win last year for the same category.

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It feels really great to be honoured for the second time at SUHAKAM Human Rights Awards. This recognition is truly a great achievement for me as a broadcast journalist and I would like to thank ntv7 and the production team behind this great documentary. It is truly a satisfaction for me and the team as ‘7 Zoom In’ gives us the platform to speak for those who cannot speak and to bring greater awareness to the public on issues that are happening in the country,” said the 28-year-old Selina.

Selina’s winning report which discusses on death penalty, gives the topic a different touch and perspective where it features interviews with families of death row inmates –Cheong Chun Yin and Yong Vui Kong – who were both convicted of drug trafficking into Singapore.

The annual SUHAKAM Human Rights Awards is organised to acknowledge the effort of organisations and individuals in defending human rights in the country and aimed at creating awareness on the rising concerns on human rights abuses as well as the lack of understanding over the issue in the society.

The event was also held in-conjunction with the International Human Rights Day this year, themed, “My Voice Counts – Inclusion and the Right to Participate in Public Life”.

For more information, visit ntv7’s official website.

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