Foreign Correspondent received several awards for a number of its episodes:
· Afghanistan – Girlpower – Gold
· Building the Perfect Bug – Gold
· India – Two Hearts – Silver
· Japan- Sayonara Baby – Bronze
· Rise of the Machines – Bronze
· India – Toxic Trade – Finalist Certificate
· Globesity – Finalist Certificates
Lowdown took home a Bronze World Medal and Finalist Certificate and 7:30 won Gold
Dance Academy received a Bronze World Medal while Australian Story received a Finalist Certificate.
60 Minutes received a Bronze World Medal and a Finalist Certificate.
SBS titles which were awarded included Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta and Dateline.
Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta collected two major prizes: the prestigious United Nations Department of Public Information Gold Award and a Silver World Medal, both in the Documentary/Information Program category.
Dateline was awarded a Silver World Medal in the Current Affairs category. It also collected three Finalist Certificates for Best News Documentary/Special for Drug Crazed, a report investigating the devastating impact of the synthetic designer drug ‘bath salts’ growing in popularity in the United States; Best News Reporter/Correspondent with video journalist Nick Lazaredes being recognised for his reports from the US, Drug Crazed and Taser Troubles; and in the Special Report category for Afghanistan: The Longest War, a series of reports from throughout 2012 covering the ongoing conflict in the region.
Michael Ebeid, SBS Managing Director, said: “These latest accolades are recognition of SBS’s leadership in producing powerful local documentaries that push boundaries, as well as our ongoing commitment to bringing important global stories to Australian audiences through compelling international current affairs.”
“Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta told an important Australian story and we look forward to bringing audiences the second instalment of this series when Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl tells the story of the Lebanese community in Australia, on SBS later this year.
“Dateline continues to show why it has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most respected current affairs programs, with the dedicated and talented team travelling to all corners of the world covering stories that others would not.”