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Davis, Sharon

Occupation
Journalist and Radio Journalist

Summary

For more than 20 years Sharon has reported on important stories both locally and internationally for ABC Radio. One of her documentaries prompted an Independent Commission Against Corruption inquiry into the use of prison informers. She covered the first democratic election in South Africa for Radio National, and was present in the refugee camps in Macedonia when Kosovars streamed across the border to escape the war.

Details

Sharon has won numerous awards for her work, including three Walkley awards, the Human Rights Award, the George Munster Award for Independent Journalism, and the International Women in Film and Radio Award. In 2000 she was awarded an International Reuters Scholarship to study at Oxford University.

In 1995 Sharon took leave from the ABC to work as a media trainer with disadvantaged groups in South Africa. She lived and worked there for three years.

Events

c. 1988 -
Career in journalism active
1991
Walkley Award (Radio) - Best Investigative Report -Australian Broadcasting Corporation
1993
Walkley Award (Radio) - Best Investigative Report - 'Playing With Fire' - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
2003
Walkley Award (Radio) - Radio Feature, Documentary or Broadcast Special - 'Crime and Punishment' - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (with Nick Franklin)
2007
Walkley Award (Radio) - Radio Feature, Documentary or Broadcast Special - Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 'The Search for Edna Lavilla', with Eurydice Aroney

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.walkleys.com/winners/database.html; ABC radio website [accessed 2008-10-13].

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