Elizabeth O'Neill Journalism Award
An Offer to Indonesian Journalists to Spend 3 Weeks in Australia

Indonesian high achieving early or mid-career journalists are invited to apply for an Elizabeth O’Neill Journalism Award. The Award was to commemorate the distinguished career of Elizabeth O’Neill, the Australian embassy’s former press attache who died in service of the Australian department of foreign affairs and trade, in Indonesia on March 7, 2007, according to a press release from the Australian embassy in Jakarta, Monday.

The award is organized by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australia-Indonesia Institute. The Award builds on her tireless work to foster mutual understanding of Australia and Indonesia through accurate and informed media coverage.

The Award recipient will spend up to three weeks in Australia on a fully-funded program to build a stronger understanding and appreciation of the broad range of issues facing contemporary Australia and relations with Indonesia. The program will be tailored to the journalist’s area of expertise and reporting responsibilities in such areas as foreign and trade policy, development assistance, people-to-people links and education.

The successful applicants who are working in print, radio, television or online media must be available to travel in December 2010 or between February and March 2011.