The Indian Down Under is finalist in three categories of Premier’s Media Awards

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams have announced the finalists of the 2017 Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards.

Now in their fifth year, the awards recognise the valuable contribution made by multicultural media in NSW across 14 categories including Best Investigative Story, the Public Interest Award and Young Journalist of the Year.

“Congratulations to all of the finalists. Multicultural media works tirelessly to report on the unique stories within their communities, important public information and government services,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“These outlets, often run by volunteers, represent the beating heart of their community, creating hubs of information, cultural exchange and civic participation.”

Entries for the 2017 Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards explored a number of important issues, including domestic violence, the visa requirement for tourists to work on Australian farms and our ageing population.

“Entries this year illustrate how vital our multicultural media are in reporting on real issues which affect the lives of all members of our community,” Mr Williams said. “This year we received a record number of nominations, which is proof the awards are only growing by the year.”

The winners will be announced at an invitation-only gala event in Sydney on Wednesday 30 August 2017.

The Indian Down Under is finalist in three categories namely: Vijay Badhwar’s “Old age is catching up, so plan’ in the category Best Editorial/Commentary; Neena Badhwar, for her article, “Is India’s dowry culture coming to Australia” in Best Short-form Feature category and Nitasha Bhatia’s article on domestic violence has earned her the finalist in the Young Journalist of the Year category.

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