I announce that applications
are open for the 2017 Elizabeth O’Neill Journalism Award.
The Award provides an
opportunity for one Australian and one Indonesian journalist to undertake an
exchange visit of up to two weeks, to build a stronger understanding and
appreciation of both countries. This will be a fully-funded program, tailored
to journalists’ interests and areas of expertise.
The Award commemorates the
distinguished career of Elizabeth O’Neill OAM, who died in Indonesia in the
service of the Australia Government on 7 March 2007. It builds on her tireless
work to foster mutual understanding between Australia and Indonesia by
encouraging accurate and informed media coverage.
Since the program began in
2007, Award recipients have reported on a range of issues including politics,
trade and business, social change and development issues, agriculture, religion
Indonesia is one of our
most important bilateral partners. We work closely together on issues of shared
strategic concern such as countering terrorism and extremism. Our two
governments are currently negotiating a trade agreement which will provide
opportunities to expand
two-way trade and investment.
The Elizabeth O’Neill
Journalism Award is open to high achieving journalists from print, radio,
television and online media organisations. Applicants must be Australian
citizens resident in Australia or Indonesian citizens resident in Indonesia,
and available to travel in the first half of 2017.
Full application details
can be accessed at http://dfat.gov.au/news/news/Pages/elizabeth-oneill-journalism-award.aspx
Applications close on 18
- Minister's office: (02) 6277 7500
- DFAT Media Liaison: (02) 6261 1555