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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

FOI Editor's investigative journalism rewarded

Congratulations to Matthew Moore FOI Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and Malcolm Knox who were awarded the 2007 Human Rights Print Media Award for the series of articles Dead Men Working.

The series exposed exploitation of workers who were too afraid of being sacked or sent home to speak about abuses to which they were being subjected.
"The judges felt that the ....Award should go to this series because it exemplified the contribution the print media can make to better awareness and protection of human rights in Australia. In writing these articles the journalists contributed to government action and increase in public demand for, the introduction of reforms to the temporary visa system that would better protect the rights of al people coming to Australia".
The full list of winners is here.

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