Radio National feature wins Human Rights award

Lea Redfern and Phillip Ulman won the Human Rights Radio award at a gala luncheon to celebrate International Human Rights Day in Sydney this week.

The winning program, ‘The Place you cannot imagine: A family and detention in Australia,’ was a portrait of the plight of assylum seekers waiting in detention centres and the role of human rights advocate lawyer Marion Lê in assisting them.

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Highly commended in the radio category was an entry titled ‘Our Place: Telephones in remote communities,’ broadcast on the aboriginal radio network by Adrian Shaw and Leesa Satour.

Also short listed were ABC Radio’s Awaye! program and Radio National’s Street Stories.

The independent panels of judges were encouraged by the energy, drive and commitment to human rights that was shown by all the entries in the categories of Law, Community, Arts Non-Fiction, Print Media, Television and Radio.

Refugee and asylum seeker advocate Marion Lê won the prestigious Human Rights Medal for her consistent and effective work in promoting human rights over the last three decades.

Click below for a full list of winners in all categories.