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Our Watch Awards

The 2018 Our Watch Awards winners were:

Best News Coverage: Jason Walls, NT News, “Women fleeing domestic violence forced to ride in paddy wagons”, “Domestic crisis: It’s time to stop this cycle of violence”, “Survivors forced to relive the nightmare”, “Former NT cop assaulted his police officer wife

Best Use of Social Media: Jan Fran, The Feed, SBS VICELAND and The Feed’s Facebook page, “The Frant

Best Series or Special: Julia Baird, Hayley Gleeson, Debra Jopson, Sarah Malik and Rocco Fazzari, ABC News Online, “Religion and domestic violence investigation

Best Local and Community Journalism: Nicole Ferrie, Emma D’Agostino and Natalie Croxon, The Bendigo Advertiser, “Together, we are an ocean

Best Journalism Campaign: Julia Baird, Hayley Gleeson, Debra Jopson, Sarah Malik and Amani Haydar, ABC News Online, “Religion and domestic violence investigation

Best Longform: Julia Baird and Hayley Gleeson and Rocco Fazzari, ABC News Online, “Clergy wives speak out about domestic violence

Overall Gold Our Watch Award: Julia Baird, Hayley Gleeson, Debra Jopson, Sarah Malik and Rocco Fazzari, ABC News Online, “Religion and domestic violence investigation

Watch the highlights from our 2017 awards night

Background and more information

The creation of the Our Watch Awards in 2015 coincided with the launch of the Media Representations of Violence Against Women report, which examined the nature of reporting of violence against women in Australia in 2015. This research from Our Watch and Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) was the first national study of its kind.

The Our Watch Awards are funded by the Australian Government Department of  Communications and the Arts.

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