10 December 2007

HREOC 2007 Human Rights Medal and Awards

The following winners and highly commended awards were presented at the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission’s 2007 HUMAN RIGHTS MEDAL AND AWARDS ceremony in Sydney today.

HUMAN RIGHTS MEDAL

Winner: Mr Jeremy Jones AM
Highly Commended: Mr Mark Bin Bakar

COMMUNITY AWARD (INDIVIDUAL)

Winner: Dr Jamal Rifi
Highly Commended: Ms Pat Rix

COMMUNITY AWARD (ORGANISATION)

Winner: Northern Land Council
Highly Commended: The House of Welcome

RADIO AWARD

Winner: Positive Teens produced by Julie Kimberley – ABC Radio National, Life Matters
Highly Commended: A Light at the Door produced by David Busch – ABC Radio National, Encounter

PRINT MEDIA AWARD

Winner: Dead Men Working (series) by Matthew Moore and Malcolm Knox, Sydney Morning Herald
Highly Commended: The Face of Islam (series), Peter Kerr (Commissioning Editor), Sydney Morning Herald
Highly Commended: Voices from the Heart of the Nation (series), Warlpiri Association in partnership with Reconciliation Australia and News Limited, published in The Australian

TELEVISION AWARD

Winner: The Circuit, produced by Ross Hutchens and Colin South, Media World Pictures, screened on SBS Television
Highly Commended: Torture (two part series) produced by Morag Ramsay and Sally Neighbour, screened on Four Corners, ABC TV
Highly Commended: Liyarn Ngarn, produced by Patrick Dodson, Lingiari Foundation, screened at the Bunjilaka Museum, Melbourne

ARTS NON-FICTION AWARD

Winner: Alone on the Soaks – The Life and Times of Alec Kruger, by Alec Kruger and Gerard Waterford
Highly Commended: Journeys with the Black Dog, edited by Tessa Wigney, Kerrie Eyers and Gordon Parker

LAW AWARD

Winner: Redfern Legal Centre

 

For further information see http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/hr_awards/

Media contact:  Brinsley Marlay (02) 9284 9656 or 0430 366 529