I am pleased to announce that Australian journalist Cameron Stewart and Indonesian journalist Marissa Anita are the recipients of this year’s prestigious Elizabeth O’Neill Journalism Award.

Mr Stewart, Associate Editor for The Australian, and Ms Anita, Senior News Anchor and Reporter for Net TV, will spend two weeks in Indonesia and Australia respectively, to gain a stronger understanding of contemporary issues in each country.

The annual Elizabeth O'Neill Journalism Award is sponsored by the Australian Government through the Australia-Indonesia Institute.

As part of their visits, Mr Stewart and Ms Anita will meet with community leaders, government officials, industry representatives and NGOs.

The Award commemorates the distinguished career of Elizabeth O’Neill, who died in the service of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Indonesia on 7 March 2007. The awardees share Elizabeth’s commitment to encouraging better mutual understanding between Australians and Indonesians through accurate and informed media coverage.

Further information on the Award can be found here: http://dfat.gov.au/news/news/Pages/elizabeth-oneill-journalism-award.aspx.

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