The Monthly, The Guardian and Background Briefing




Our Watch Award

Jess Hill is an investigative journalist who has been writing about domestic violence since 2014. She was listed in Foreign Policy’s top 100 Women to follow on Twitter, and her reporting on domestic violence has won two Walkley awards, an Amnesty International award and three Our Watch awards.

Judges’ comments:

“Jess Hill devoted a year of her life to researching and reporting exclusively on domestic violence. Her entry comprises two longform articles, (one for The Monthly and one for The Guardian); and two radio documentaries for the ABC’s investigative Background Briefing program.

“Through quality journalism, she has raised awareness of the complexities of domestic violence and its prevention. Her dedication, deep research and directness of style have produced a series of reports which are both comprehensive and accessible.

“Jess Hill’s body of work is an outstanding document of record deserving of the Our Watch Gold Award for exemplary reporting to end violence against women.”

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