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SBS sweeps UN media peace awards

Saturday 22 Oct 2011
SBS-Australia scored a clean sweep of the broadcast categories at the UN media peace awards in Melbourne on Friday night, World News Australia reports.

SBS sweeps UN media peace awards

World News Australia senior correspondent Brian Thomson won the TV News award for his story Unfinished Business about a political stalemate in Papua New Guinea.
Dateline’s Yaara Bou Melhem took out the TV Current Affairs award for her series on human rights in Syria and Bahrain.

SBS’ ground-breaking series Go Back to Where You Came From won the awards for TV Documentary and Promotion of Multicultural issues. Its programme Asylum: Exit Australia received special commendation in the latter category

SBS World News Radio also won its category for a report on aboriginal deaths in custody over the last 20 years since the Royal Commission.

SBS sweeps UN media peace awards

ABC-Australia won prizes in the special award categories. Its TV programme Work Later On won the award for the promotion of positive images of the older person while Dangerous Territory received accolades for increasing awareness and understanding of children’s rights and issues.

ABC’s A Walk to Remember also received special commendation for the promotion of Aboriginal reconciliation.