ABC Honoured at 2018 Walkley Awards

ABC journalists and teams have been awarded for public service journalism, investigative reporting, camerawork, TV and radio news and current affairs reporting, production, photography and coverage of Indigenous affairs at the 2018 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism, which were held last night in Brisbane.

ABC great Sean Dorney was also recognised for more than 40 years of reporting on the Asia Pacific with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism.

The awarded journalism includes I Am That Girl, the Four Corners report which led the NSW Government to call for a review of the state’s consent laws; the 7.30 stories detailing the sexual harassment allegations against entertainer Don Burke, Aaron Hollett’s exceptional camerawork from the devastated Syrian city of Raqqa, and Jane Bardon’s tenacious reporting for AM, ABC RN Breakfast and ABC NEWS Online, which kept pressure on the territory and Federal Governments to respond to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children.

Acting ABC Managing Director, David Anderson said, “Congratulations to all of the ABC finalists and winners – this is a true career highlight. The list of ABC finalists showcases the incredible range and depth of the work done by our talented journalists, technical operators and production teams, and their dedication to serving Australian audiences.”

ABC NEWS Director Gaven Morris said, “These stories unearth secrets; expose wrongdoing, misconduct and injustice; hold the powerful to account; give voice to the voiceless; and tell absorbing tales.

“They impact us all and change our nation for the better. They show why public interest journalism has never been stronger or more important.”



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