SBS Online's interactive documentary, The Block: Stories from a Meeting Place received its nomination in the All Media category for Coverage of Indigenous Affairs. Released this year during NAIDOC week, The Block explores the stories of the indigenous-owned housing precinct in Sydney's Redfern. It is the first time SBS Online has received a Walkley nomination and is up against ABC 7:30's 'Trauma of Toomelah' and Fairfax Media's 'Death in the Kimberley.'
Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta's nomination was announced last Sunday during the closing night formalities at Sydney's Antenna Documentary Festival. It is competing for the Walkley Documentary Award alongside ABC TV's 'Then the Wind Changed' and Four Corners' 'Closing Ranks'.
SBS Dateline was also recognised in the categories of International Journalism ('Revolutions: Rise and Fall') and Broadcast Camera Work ('Orchestra of Dreams').
The Walkley winners will be announced at a ceremony in Canberra on Friday 30th November, which will be broadcast on SBS ONE at 9.30 that evening.
See here for the full list of nominees.
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