SBS, TEN and ABC were winners at the United Nations Association of Australia 2012 Media Peace Awards, promoting understanding and awareness of humanitarian and social justice issues.
They were presented in Melbourne on Friday evening.
TEN won the News category with Matt Doran’s report, ‘Human Trafficking: Australia’s Modern-Day Slave Trade.’
SBS won the Current Affairs category for a Dateline story by Yaara Bou Melhem (pictured), Geoff Parish & Garry McNab, ‘Revolution: Rise & Fall.’
ABC doco All the Way won the Documentary category.
Matt Doran’s report was also short-listed in the Kennedy Awards for Excellence in NSW Journalism earlier this year.
TEN’s Head of News and Current Affairs, Anthony Flannery, said: “Matt is an extremely talented journalist and a highly valued asset of our TEN News team. “His story on human trafficking is just one example of the exemplary investigative reporting he masters.”
SBS online documentary The Block: Stories from a Meeting Place also received the Best Online Award plus a special commendation in the Special Award categories for the Insight episode ‘Generation XXX’ and Luke Waters, of SBS World News Australia, won the special award for Promotion of Multicultural Issues for his series of reports, ‘Race Game’.
A special commendation was also given to SBS World News Australia Radio.
SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid, said: “SBS has once again proven to be outstanding, recognised through so many finalists from strong and important programs across the network. These awards highlight the wealth of talent at SBS, and the dedication of our journalists, producers and content makers.
“With four awards for news and current affairs, continued recognition at these prestigious awards is testament to the calibre of our news and current affairs team and their efforts to report on humanitarian and social justice issues from around the world, that are important to all Australians.”
WINNER: Matt Doran, Ten News – ‘Human Trafficking: Australia’s Modern-Day Slave Trade’
FINALIST: Jeannette Francis, SBS World News Australia – ‘Minorities in Uganda’
FINALIST: Antoinette Lattouf, Ten News – ‘Sina’s Story’
WINNER: Yaara Bou Melhem, Geoff Parish & Garry McNab, SBS TV Dateline – ‘Revolution: Rise & Fall’
FINALIST: Hamish Macdonald & Sam Clark, The Project Network Ten – ‘Age of Uncertainty’
FINALIST: Hayden Cooper & Lisa Main, ABC TV 7.30 – ‘Inside West Papua’
FINALIST: Yalda Hakim, Ryan Sheridan, Peter Charley, Garry McNab & Abdul Basir Bina, SBS TV Dateline – ‘Anatomy of a Massacre’
WINNER: Anne Delaney, Toby Creswell & Paul Ham, November Films – ‘All the Way’
FINALIST: Tony Krawitz, Darren Dale & Chloe Hooper, Blackfella Films – ‘The Tall Man’
FINALIST:Matt Peacock, Trevor Bormann, Simi Chakrabarti, Wayne McAllister, Nick Brenner, Dan Sweetapple & Ginny Stein, ABC TV Foreign Correspondent – ‘India – Toxic Trade’