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Race Discrimination Commissioner says multicultural and indigenous journalists need recognition

Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane Source: Martin kwakwa?SBS

The 2016 Multicultural & Indigenous Media Awards was held in Sydney on Friday, 14 October.According to the organisers, ethnic community media outlets and their journalists have never been properly recognised in Australia. Since the first multicultural newspaper in Australia, Die Deutsche Post, was published in Adelaide in 1848, they say, there has never been a stand-alone award recognising multicultural community media.Through the Multicultural and Indigenous Media Awards or MIMA for short, the organisers are ensuring that ethnic and Indigenous journalist and media outlets get the recognition they deserve.The keynote speaker at the function in the Sydney seaside suburb of Brighton-Le-Sands was the Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane.Heres a part of his uplifting speech at the function. 

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