Reports on dowry abuse, the Christchurch terror attack and an innovative multilingual radio podcast for children were among the winning entries at the 2019 NSW Premier’s Multicultural Communications Awards.
Acting Minister for Multiculturalism Geoff Lee said the NSW Government was proud to celebrate the exceptional journalism of multicultural media and marketers.
“Our best and brightest professionals raised the standard even higher this year with fearless journalism and innovative marketing,” Mr Lee said.
“Tonight’s winners set the benchmark for aspiring multicultural media and marketing professionals, not just in our State but across the country.”
The winners dedicated countless hours to exposing abuse, celebrating cultures and keeping the community informed.
“Tonight’s winners displayed courage and tenacity in their reporting, tackling some very difficult topics. I’d like to congratulate everyone who entered because all of our multicultural media play a key role in our society,”
The Winners of the 2019 Premier’s Multicultural Communications Awards are:
- Best Audio Report: Manpreet Kaur Singh, Shamsher Kainth, Avneet Arora and Maya Jamieson – SBS Punjabi
- Best Audio-Visual Report: Andrea Booth – NITV, The Point
- Best Print Report: Zia Ahmad – AMUST
- Young Journalist of the Year: Xinrui (Rena) Li – Sydney Today
- Best Use of Digital or Social Media: Sirine Demachkie and Kinderling Kids Radio – Mother Tongue
- Public Interest Award: Avani Dias – triple j Hack
- Alan Knight Student Award: Nadine Silva
- Publication of the Year: AMUST
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Antoine Kazzi OAM – El Telegraph
- Campaign of the Year – Agency: Cultural Perspectives – Your vote will help shape Australia
- Campaign of the Year – Business: SunRice and Identity Communications – SunRice the Rice Breaker
- Campaign of the Year – Community: Hindu Council of Australia – Deepavali Fair