Noongar Radio producer wins Human Rights award

Congratulations to Carol Dowling of Noongar Radio on winning the 2013 Human Rights Award in the radio category. The awards were announced on Tuesday 10 December 2013 as part of a ceremony held at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

Carol’s series, produced for Noongar Radio, and funded by the Department of Health and Ageing, consisted of a 30-part series on the serious subject of ear disease. Preventable ear disease is the leading cause of hearing loss among Indigenous Australians and is a contributing factor in ongoing Indigenous disadvantage.

Noongar Radio were one of 35 community media organisations to work on the National Indigenous Ear Health Campaign, executive produced by I&G.

On accepting the award, Carol said: 'Paul Higgenbotham, one of the experts I interviewed, said that education is the way that disadvantaged communities rise up out of poverty. For my people, that pathway to a good education is literally being blocked, by the gunk in the kids’ ears.'

The series was also the winner of the 2013 CBAA award for Excellence in Spoken Word, News and Current Affairs Programming

Posted Wed, 11/12/2013 - 10:06am by cbaa_admin