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Elizabeth O'Neill Journalism Award

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Media Release

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australia-Indonesia Institute invite applications for the Elizabeth O'Neill Journalism Award. The Award is open to high achieving early or mid-career journalists.

The Award commemorates the distinguished career of Elizabeth O'Neill OAM, who died in service of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Indonesia on 7 March 2007. The Award builds on her tireless work to foster mutual understanding of Australia and Indonesia through accurate and informed media coverage.

The Award recipient will spend up to three weeks in Indonesia on a fully-funded program to build a stronger understanding and appreciation of the broad range of issues facing contemporary Indonesia and Australia. The program will be tailored to the journalist's area of expertise and reporting responsibilities in such areas as foreign and trade policy, development assistance, people-to-people links and education. The successful applicant must be available to travel in December 2010 or between February and March 2011.

Australian applicants must be Australian citizens resident in Australia and can be working in print, radio, television or online media.

Full details on the application process

Applications close COB 8 October 2010.

For further information email or contact Deborah Peterson, Advocacy Strategies, Media and Events Section, on 02 6261 3268.

We expect a decision on the Award recipients (Australian and Indonesian) will be announced in late October 2010.

Media Enquiries: DFAT Media Liaison - 02 6261 1555

Last Updated: 9 October 2009
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