SBS trifecta at UN Media Peace Awards
[Press Release by SBS]
SBS struck the trifecta at the United Nations of Australia Media Peace Awards in Melbourne on October 24, with the network’s entries dominating the television categories.
World News Australia reporter Auskar Surbakti won the Television News Award for his video-journalism series "Rebuilding Aceh."
Dateline’s Aaron Lewis won the Television Documentary award for "The Heroes are Tired (Africa’s Deadly Brain Drain)", about the flood of doctors leaving Africa for lucrative jobs overseas.
And Insight’s Jenny Brockie, Lisa Main and Anne Worthington picked up the Promotion of Multicultural Issues Award for "Another Country", a program that investigated the tensions between Sudanese migrants in Australia and the wider community.
The Media Peace Awards seek to promote understanding and awareness about humanitarian and social justice issues by recognising journalists who stimulate public awareness and influence policy change.