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Australia's SBS Punjabi radio channel wins UN award

PTI  Melbourne, October 28, 2013
First Published: 23:28 IST(28/10/2013) | Last Updated: 23:33 IST(28/10/2013)

 A radio documentary about domestic violence and other related issues in the Australian-Indian community has won the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) media award.

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The documentary was awarded this year in the category of "Increasing understanding and awareness of women's rights and issues."

"SBS Radio Punjabi programme 'The Enemy Within' explored a complex issue of domestic violence in Indian migrant communities. Manpreet Kaur Singh and Sacha Payne displayed exemplary skill in bringing forward a full picture of the experiences of women in violent relationships," the UNAA statement said. The award-winning documentary has also been named as a finalist at Australia's most coveted award for journalism, the Walkleys.

The Walkley winners will be announced at the end of November.

Manpreet is a well-known radio broadcaster and producer for SBS Punjabi radio channel.

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