And the winners were:
- Excellence in civil liberties journalism - open:
- Excellence in civil liberties journalism - young journalist:
- The Kafka award for the most egregious public statements or acts offensive to civil liberties and human rights:
Clubs NSW for demanding via their lawyers that an ex-employee whistleblower facing financial ruin over court costs stop crowd funding to finance his court case and return donations already received - or face further court action.
Sadly once again we were unable to meet in person.
But we enjoyed a great virtual night.
|Opening remarks from NSWCCL President Pauline Wright
|Address from keynote speaker Dr Anne Aly, Federal Member for Cowan and an academic who has led world renowned research into counter terrorism and countering violent extremism.
Anne will discuss international parental child abduction, the inadequacy of Australia's action in complying with its obligations under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, and the impact of coercive control.
Keynote speaker profile
Journalists individually shortlisted for this year's awards will talk about their work and its intended impact on Australian civil liberties discourse.
A Sydney-based Guardian Australia reporter, Christopher was nominated for his consistent reporting throughout the year on whistleblowers from Bernard Collaery and Witness K to Richard Boyle.
Christopher's Guardian page
Mario was nominated for coverage of the death of Tristan Naudi, a 23-year-old chef’s apprentice, who suffocated while being held down by four police officers in Lismore. In his final moments doctors warned he could not breathe.
Paul is a journalist who writes about social justice issues and infringements upon civil liberties. Currently, he writes for the Sydney Criminal Lawyers website. He was nominated as the 'sole voice telling the stories of the impact of the overreach of terrorism and surveillance powers and the harms caused by aggressive policing' by David Shoebridge MLC.
Paul's Sydney Criminal Lawyers page
A Walkley Award winner for her coverage of federal politics, Samantha is political editor for news.com.au. She was nominated for her exclusive report revealing Brittany Higgins' rape allegation, which dominated the headlines for months and set off multiple inquiries and investigations into workplace culture and mass rallies across Australia.
Samantha's news.com.au page
|Audience Q&A with the panel.
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