The Financial Times won two Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Awards for Editorial Excellence in Hong Kong yesterday.

Seoul correspondents Edward White and Song Jung-a, and news assistant Kang Buseong were awarded Excellence in Arts and Culture Reporting for their coverage of South Korea’s gender challenges

The judges commented, “A strong package of well-reported articles that show how South Korea’s deep-seated bias against women, including sexual violence, overhangs all aspects of the country’s culture even as the K-Pop wave reaches greater heights globally.”

Singapore correspondent Stefania Palma, investigative reporter Dan McCrum, Frankfurt correspondent Olaf Storbeck and Bangkok bureau chief John Reed received an honourable mention for The Scoop Award for their investigation into the German fintech group Wirecard.

The SOPA Awards were established in 1999 to recognise excellence in both traditional and new media across Asia, covering a range of categories that reflect the region’s diverse geo-political environment and vibrant editorial scene.

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