Walkley Nomination for 2SER

Danny Chifley, 24th October 2018
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2SER FM's investigative podcast Breathless, produced in conjunction with The Guardian, has been nominated for one of Australian journalism's highest honours, a Walkley Award in the category of Major News Event or Issue.

Finalists were announced this week. Winners will be announced in Brisbane on 22 November 2018.

Breathless explores what happened when Indigenous man David Dungay Jr died in Sydney’s Long Bay jail after a disagreement about a packet of biscuits. His death raises questions about the use of medical restraint and tranquillisers.

The program was produced by Taylor FullerMiles Herbert, Miles Martignoni, all former or current 2SER staff/volunteers, and Lorena Allam from the Guardian.

UTS students Taylor Fuller and Miles Herbert are currently working at 2SER while completing their studies. Miles Martiglioni is a former volunteer and 2SER staff member, now working as Podcast Producer at Guardian Australia. Lorena Allam started previously worked at the ABC, and is now The Guardian's Indigenous affairs editor – she is descended from the Gamilaraay and Yawalaraay nations of north west NSW.

Miles Herbert said:

"Firstly I need to thank Taylor Fuller, Lorena Allam, Helen Davidson and Miles Martignoni who poured everything into this project alongside me.

"Secondly, this work would not have been possible if it were not for the strength and courage of the Dungay family, who continue to fight for justice for their son and brother.

"I would also like to thank the work and support of Ken Canning and Raul Bassi from the Indigenous Social Justice Association and everyone who has been demanding justice for deaths in custody since the invasion."

2SER have in recent years embraced the podcast platform, launching shows such as Just Words, an investigative series that goes behind the hype and headlines of our race laws, History Lab, Australia’s investigative history podcast and After #MeToo: Stories of Social Change, exploring gender, power, and what feminism means today through real women’s stories.

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