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AUDIO: Freeport mine 'Blood Money' expose collects Ossie journalism awards


Award winner Karen Abplanalp speaking at last month's Bruce Jesson journalism awards. Image: John Miller/PMC

Friday, December 7, 2012

Item: 8169

MELBOURNE (Radio Australia Pacific Beat / Pacific Media Watch): The giant Freeport-McMoRan gold and copper mine in Indonesia's Papua province has attracted its fair share of controversy.

There were concerns about human rights abuses and serious environmental damage.

So much so that earlier this year, the New Zealand Superannuation Fund pulled out of investing in the mine.

One person who has been investigating this story is photojournalist Karen Abplanalp from Auckland University of Technology's Pacific Media Centre.

Her feature 'Blood Money', won her the Sally A. White Prize for Investigative Journalism and Best Feature Award this week at the Journalism Education Association of Australia (JEAA) Ossie Awards for student journalism, as well as last month's Bruce Jesson Emerging Journalist Award in New Zealand.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Karen Abplanalp, journalist and photographer, Pacific Media Centre, Auckland University of Technology

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