SBS’s Manpreet Kaur honoured with International radio award


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Manpreet Kaur Singh’s radio documentary ‘The  Enemy Within’ on domestic violence in local Punjabi women was also the Walkley Awards  2013  finalist  

SBS has taken home Silver at  the New York Festival’s prestigious  International Radio Program Awards,  held in New York last night.

SBS radio Punjabi Executive Producer  Manpreet Kaur Singh,  and SBS World News Radio journalist,  Sacha Payne,  were honoured with Silver in the  Best Special Report  category for their  multi-award winning feature  ‘The Enemy Within’.

The report takes a confronting look at domestic violence within Australia’s Indian community. It was nominated for a Walkley Award and received a 2013 United Nations Association of Australia Media Award for  Increasing Awareness and Understanding of Women’s Rights and Issues.

Mandi Wicks, SBS Director of Audio and Language Content said, “It’s great to see SBS radio journalists recognised on the international stage for our commitment to producing courageous and in-depth coverage of issues and stories that, in many cases, only we are able to tell.

SBS had two other finalists in this year’s awards, with SBS radio Russian Executive Producer Sima Tsyskin  nominated in the  Best Human Story  category for  ”˜The Bells of Mechelen’, a personal tale following Tsyskin’s journey to trace the fate of her grandfather, a victim of  Nazi Germany’s deportation of Jews from Belgium during WWII.

Digital radio station  SBS PopAsia,  Australia’s first national radio station dedicated to Asian pop music, was a finalist in the  Best Alternative Format  category.

The New York Festival’s International Radio Program Awards recognise the world’s best radio programs and programming at an international level, with finalists from 24 countries recognised in 2014.

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