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Warren, Agnes (c. 1956 - )

Born
c. 1956
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Journalist and Radio Journalist

Summary

Agnes Warren won a Walkley award for her reporting of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia in 1992. She reported from the frontline in Serbia and from a Bosnian refugee centre. She was also sent to report on the treatment of Palestinians after the 1991 Gulf War as well as nationalist demonstrations in Northern Ireland. Prior to taking on her overseas postings, she was the ABCs Industrial Relations reporter.

Details

While reporting on the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, Warren worked in very difficult conditions. In Vukovar, for instance, she would go out and collect sound effects and interviews during the day and produce them by night. Her pieces to radio were packaged in blacked-out hotels that were frequently under mortar or sniper fire. She had one candle for a week and edited her pieces on two cassette recorders from its light.

Events

c. 1980 -
Career in journalism active
1992
Walkley Award (Radio) - Best Coverage of a Current Story (Print), 'Report from Vukovar', Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sources used to compile this entry: Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Australia) - records of the W.G. Walkley Awards, 1956 - 1999, 1956 - 1999, MLMSS 6898; Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Australia); Australian Journalists' Association; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales; http://www.walkleys.com/winners/database.html.

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Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Australia) - records of the W.G. Walkley Awards, 1956 - 1999, 1956 - 1999, MLMSS 6898; Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Australia); Australian Journalists' Association; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Nikki Henningham

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