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O'Callaghan, Mary Louise

Occupation
Journalist, Print Journalist and Radio Journalist

Summary

Mary Louise O'Callaghan is a journalist and commentator on regional Pacific affairs. She won a Gold Walkey Award in 1997 for her account of the contoversial Sandline Affair on Bougainville in Papua New Guinea. In the Solomon Islands she has been closely involved with the Winds of Change team, which is the name for Initiatives of Change in that country. Amongst other things she masterminded the communications strategy for their clean-election campaign in 2006. Mary Louise is originally from Melbourne, but she has lived for over two decades in the Solomon Islands.

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Events

1980 -
Career in journalism active
1997
Walkley Award (Gold Walkley) - Gold Walkley, 'Papua New Guinea', The Australian - News Ltd
1997
Walkley Award (All Media) - International Reporting, 'Papua New Guinea', The Australian - News Ltd
2004
Walkley Award (Radio) - Radio Feature, Documentary or Broadcast Special, 'Solomon Island Series', Late Night Live, ABC Radio National (with Phillip Adams, Chris Bullock & Paul Gough

Sources used to compile this entry: Kauli, Florence, 'Mary-Louise O'Callaghan: Honiara's 'natural' reporter', Wansolwara, 2002, http://www.usp.ac.fj/journ/docs/wansol/7102/7102louis.html; http://www.walkleys.com/winners/database.html.

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