Greek Journalists Awarded in Australia

sydney opera house 1This year’s Multicultural and Indigenous Media Awards (MIMA) had a Greek scent.

Greek newspaper “Neos Kosmos” reporter Maja Jovic received the news reporting award. Her winning entry was entitled “Family Violence Confronted (In Victoria),” a story focused on the high level of unreported domestic violence experienced by newly arrived migrant families in the Greek community. It also explores the Victorian government’s action to protect women and children, and victims of domestic violence.

Jovic came from Montenegro, studied journalism in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and won a scholarship in Australia.

Greek-Australian Gerry Georgatos from “The Stringer”, won the Best Editorial Reporting award for his “What will it take to end Aboriginal disadvantage and inequalities?” entry. Georgatos’ editorial blends years of investigative news reporting and feature writing, reflecting on hundreds of visits to communities. His humanitarian action and fights for the Aboriginal rights and justice have caused him problems with the Australian authorities. 

The 3rd MIMA presentation dinner was held at NSW Parliament with over 145 representatives from multicultural and Indigenous media outlets, joined by several Members of Parliament, distinguished consular and community representatives, to recognize and celebrate the media’s achievements.
 
The ceremony was attended by former Premier & former Foreign Minister, the Hon Bob Carr and a number of Australian politicians.