See photos of all the 2017 winners here
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards. Their outstanding work has given voice to diverse and often underrepresented communities.
Endre Csapó is this years' recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award based on his contribution to written media as a journalist and editor of multiple Hungarian publications in Australia. Endre has uninterruptedly served the Hungarian community in NSW for more than 50 years. His valuable insights have been reproduced world wide. At 96 years old, Endre remains stringent in objectivity, writing without bias or prejudice, conveying honour and integrity in all his work.
Xinyu Li, Australian New Express Daily, “Dear women in darkness, why are you silent?”
Exposing the devastating, and often silent reality of domestic violence in the Chinese community, this story powerfully highlights why members of migrant communities may feel unable to leave abusive relationships, and calls for governments to do more to empower domestic violence survivors with the courage to leave.
Read the story here
Vijay Badhwar, Indian Down Under, “Old age is catching up, so plan”
Part of an informative series about aged care and the growing needs of a sizeable number of Indian seniors, Indian Down Under urges the community to start serious conversations about the Indian community’s elderly population.
Noel Kessel, The Australian Jewish News
Capturing a moving moment when a young Yazidi woman, held captive as a sex slave by ISIS fighters, met an elderly Holocaust survivor. Noel captures the powerful intergenerational solidarity and strength in the face of extreme adversity, highlighting the universal power of courage and empathy.
Joshua Levi, The Australian Jewish News, “Recalling the words of an angel”
Exclusively uncovering the unpublished poetry of Australian Jewish girl Thalia Hakin, who was tragically killed in the Bourke Street Mall attack, Thalia’s voice lives on through her poetry, and reactions to her death expose a broken-hearted community in mourning.
Soraya Caicedo, Esther Lozano, Claudianna Blanco, SBS Spanish, “The untold story of the SBS broadcaster who died on 9/11”
This powerful documentary tells the story of the first Australian who died during 9/11, aboard one of the planes to plunge into the twin towers. SBS Spanish reveals the heartfelt and the untold personal story of Alberto “Pocho” Dominguez, a leader and hero in the Australian Spanish community.
Listen here in spanish
Listen here in english
Omar Dabbagh, SBS, “Teen Syrian refugee dreams of becoming a professional pianist”
Demonstrating the strength of human spirit, teenager Mark Bonja from Aleppo was forced to flee his home during the civil war, and was unable to play piano for years. With the help of new friends in Australia, Mark was able to return to his love of piano and music.
Boris Etingof, Gina McKeon, Joh-Paul Marin and Matt Smith, SBS, “My Grandmother’s lingo”
My Grandmother’s Lingo is an interactive online documentary highlighting the plight of endangered Indigenous languages, through the story of a young Aboriginal woman. The beautiful interactive journey of discovery and connection enables learning of the endangered language Marra, and highlights the beauty of language, land and country.
The Australian Jewish News
Covering domestic, community and international news, the Australian Jewish News spans a range of topics of interest to the Jewish community along with a weekly lift out of community events and supplements to celebrate festivals such as Passover and Rosh Hashanah.
Michele Grigoletti and Silva Pianelli, Migrantes Foundation, “88 days on Australian farms”
This short film and multiplatform production takes a journey through the hopes, dreams and perspectives of young Italians in Australia, who are required to work 88 days on Australian farms. This production follows a two year investigation visiting farms in Griffith, Leeton and Shepparton, interviewing backpackers and migrants.
Tia Singh, Indian Link Media Group
Tia is an active young contributor to Indian Link and writes about matters relevant to Indian-Australian youth. She has previously been published in Marie Claire Australia and writes regularly for Indian Link and the NSW Law Society Journal.
Trinh Nguyen and Olivia Nguyen, SBS, “Exploitation of Vietnamese businesses rampant”
Exposing the exploitation and underpayment of migrant workers in Vietnamese restaurants in Australia, this multi-platform feature employs undercover investigative journalism to explore how some cultural practices may enable exploitation.
Watch here in vietnamese
Watch here in english
Ben Hills, Simon Vandore and Marshall Heald, SBS, “Dangerous love – death and violence on Australian visas”
This piece powerfully interrogates the consequences of online romances and partner visas on female migrants looking to start a new life in Australia, exposing unreported experiences of exploitation, abuse and even murder of e-brides.
Yenee Saw, “Why a racist ArtsSoc blog matters”
A poignant self-reflection which opens a conversation on unconscious bias and racism, Yenee says international students feel isolated at university because English is their second language and pledges to embrace her cultural identity and urges her readers to do the same.
Usha Ramanujam Arvind, Indian Link, “Challenging the eurocentric bias in HSC history”Xinyu Li, Australian New Express Daily, “Dear women in darkness, why are you silent?”Mark Whittaker, Simon Vandore and Jeremy Lord, SBS, “Out of sight: the untold story of Adelaide’s gay-hate murders”
Vijay Badhwar, Indian Down Under, “Old age is catching up, so plan”Sam Wallman, Kylie Boltin and Genevieve Dwyer, SBS Online, “Winding up the window: the end of the Australian auto industry”Gurcharn Singh Kahlon, Punjabi Herald, “Rising levels of domestic violence in Australia”
Noel Kessel, The Australian Jewish NewsTony Palliser, Fiji TimesRavinder Singh Virk, Indian Link
Joshua Levi, The Australian Jewish News, “Recalling the words of an angel”Iman Riman, SBS Arabic24, “Voices from inside Nauru and Manus detention centre”Pawan Luthra, Indian Link, “Too close to call”
Soraya Caicedo, Esther Lozano, Claudianna Blanco, SBS Spanish, “The untold story of the SBS broadcaster who died on 9/11”Jarni Blakkarly, SBS, “In one church, an apology for treatment of gays”Diana Bogueva-Koprinkova, SBS Bulgarian, “The spirit of Victoria Zabukovec”
Omar Dabbagh, SBS, “Teen Syrian refugee dreams of becoming a professional pianist”Hasan Tariq, Jamuna Television, “Days for girls”Jia He, Jia He Production, “Creating a purpose driven life”
Boris Etingof, Gina McKeon, Joh-Paul Marin and Matt Smith, SBS, “My Grandmother’s lingo”Rajni Anand Luthra and Charu Menon, Indian Link Media Group, “Aussies who belong in India”
The Australian Jewish NewsIndian LinkAustralasian Muslim Times (AMUST)
Michele Grigoletti and Silva Pianelli, Migrantes Foundation, “88 days on Australian farms”Kassahun Negewo, SBS Amharic, “Leaders say traditional cultural practices led to woman’s death in Australia”Neena Badhwar, Indian Down Under, “Is India’s dowry culture coming to Australia”
Omar Dabbagh, SBSNitasha Bhatia, Indian Down UnderTia Singh, Indian Link Media Group
Trinh Nguyen and Olivia Nguyen, SBS, “Exploitation of Vietnamese businesses rampant”Kathy Marks, SBS (freelance), “A brutal history – the killing of Wubanchi Asfaw”Susan Cheong and Lucy Fahey, ABC, “Escape from the north – the long and perilous journey of a North Korea defector”
Ben Hills, Simon Vandore and Marshall Heald, SBS, “Dangerous love – death and violence on Australian visas” Saba Vasefi, The Guardian (freelance), “It’s not enough to speak up for refugee women. We have to listen to them too”Brooke Boney, ABC, “Aboriginal death in custody: inmate died in Sydney prison after being ‘restrained and sedated’”
Yenee Saw, “Why a racist ArtsSoc blog matters”Leyla Kaya, “Weaving my own tapestry”Sargun Bhatia, “The leaders of tomorrow”
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