The finalists for the 2016 Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards have been announced by NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka.
Now in their fourth year, the awards recognise the valuable contribution made by the multicultural media across 14 award categories including Best Story on Cultural Diversity, Best Investigative Story and Best Print Publication.
“The judges have told us the quality of the work submitted for consideration was excellent and I congratulate the 36 finalists who have made the cut,” Mr Baird said.
“The ethnic media provides an invaluable service to people in our community whose first language isn’t English, and who want to be kept up to date on events in their native countries.”
The entries for the 2016 Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards explored a range of issues, including the experiences of Syrian refugees, the Centenary of Anzac and the contribution of women from migrant backgrounds to scientific research.
“Our excellent and entrepreneurial multicultural media are powerful advocates for their readers and communities,” Mr Ajaka said.
“By reporting on the news that matters most to people from culturally diverse backgrounds, they are helping to break down barriers and make our community a more inclusive place to live.”
The winners will be announced on Thursday 21 July at the Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards gala event in Sydney.
For more information about the awards visit: http://multicultural.nsw.gov.au/awards/premiers_multicultural_media_awards/