May 16, 2024


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Meet the 2022 Our Watch Fellows

Meet the 2022 Our Watch Fellows

Congratulations to the 16 excellent Australian journalists who’ve been chosen for the Our Watch Fellowship program, delivered in partnership with the Walkley Basis.

The Our Watch Fellowship program goals to construct and refine fellows’ information of greatest follow on violence towards girls and their youngsters, sexual harassment and abuse within the office, and deepen their understanding of girls who expertise a number of and intersecting types of discrimination and perceive the position of prevention. The journalists, from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, will attend a sequence of three retreats in July, August and October.

Meet the 2022 Our Watch FellowsBeth Atkinson-Quinton is an audio producer, broadcaster, and co-founder of Broadwave. Beth is the co-producer of Tender: Roia Atmar (Broadwave), an audio-documentary sequence that explores what occurs as soon as girls go away abusive relationships. It lately gained the AIDC Award for Finest Audio Documentary and Gold for Finest Social Justice Podcast on the New York Festivals Radio Awards. Their work largely focuses on social justice points and has been printed by Guardian Australia, ABC RN, the Wheeler Centre and extra. Lately, Beth labored because the series-producer for Unhealthy Style (SBS) and is presently producing for ABC Audio Studios.

Natalie Brown is a life-style reporter at, masking a variety of girls’s points together with home and sexual violence. Previous to becoming a member of the life-style group she labored for as a basic information reporter. 



Julia Burrell is the Govt Producer of 10 Information First Sydney. Main a group of journalists and producers, she oversees the nightly output of 90 minutes of reside TV information into the NSW market. In her profession as each an Govt and Supervising Producer she has been liable for coordinating broadcast protection of a few of Australia’s and the world’s most important breaking information tales. They embrace a number of federal elections, the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings, the 2019 NSW black summer time bushfires and the 2022 Northern Rivers flooding catastrophe.


Sarah Collard is a proud Ballardong Noongar lady from South-West WA. She is the Political Correspondent for Nationwide Indigenous Tv (NITV) based mostly within the Parliament Home press gallery in Canberra. She studies on federal politics for NITV and SBS in addition to covers tales of nationwide curiosity across the nation. Previous to NITV she labored on the ABC as a multiplatform journalist and producer in Sydney, Perth, and Adelaide.


Amber Cunneen is the Deputy Overseas Editor at 9 Information. Working with its LA and London bureaus, she helps information the community’s protection of worldwide occasions. Lately, Amber has produced studies on the Ulvade college capturing, the Ukraine Battle and the USA’ potential overturning of Roe V. Wade. Along with this position, she works as a reporter and producer of native information in Sydney. Beforehand, she was a producer at 10 Information First and 2GB.  


Rashna Farrukh is a contract author and producer who has labored throughout the ABC, Guardian Australia, The Dialog and extra. Presently, she can also be the media lead on the Basis for Younger Australians the place she helps younger campaigners to make use of the media as an advocacy instrument. 


Annabel Hennessy is an investigative reporter for The West Australian and The Sunday Occasions newspapers. She has labored for Seven West since 2019 and previous to that was employed by Information Corp. She has a particular curiosity in reporting round social points. She has labored in Perth, Sydney, Canberra and London. She was winner of the 2020 general Walkley Younger Australian Journalist of the Yr award and the 2021 Walkley Younger Australian Journalist award for public curiosity journalism. 

Grace Jennings-Edquist is a digital reporter at ABC On a regular basis, the place she covers points together with girls’s well being, psychological well being and wellbeing. She has labored as a journalist in New York, London, Melbourne and Sydney, and her work has been printed by Guardian Australia, Crikey, New Statesman, Ms. Journal, and The Australian. Grace was previously a senior editor at Mamamia and co-founder of feminist publication and web site To Her Door. A former lawyer with a grasp’s in public and worldwide legislation, Grace has a specific curiosity in girls’s rights. Her debut nonfiction e book The Sure Lady was printed in 2021.

Samantha Jonscher is a senior information reporter for the ABC in Alice Springs. She works throughout digital, TV and radio with a concentrate on home household and sexual violence, the surroundings and justice points. She was a reviewer of the NT’s first media tips for reporting on home household and sexual violence within the Northern Territory and is captivated with bringing the Territory’s tales to a nationwide viewers. Samantha was the 2021 runner-up for the Caroline Jones Award.  She’s been within the NT for 3 years, after beginning her profession in Port Lincoln with the ABC.

Samantha Lewis (she/they) is a Digital Sports activities Journalist with the ABC who specialises in Australian girls’s soccer and girls’s soccer extra broadly. She covers all facets of the sport from grassroots to the worldwide stage, together with Olympic Video games and World Cups. Earlier than becoming a member of the ABC final October, she was a contract author for publications together with The Guardian, ESPN, Optus Sport, and SBS, and has been recognised for her work by worldwide organisations reminiscent of The Worldwide Sports activities Press Affiliation (AIPS).

Isaac Muller is a 22-year-old proud Wiradjuri and Palawa man, born and raised on Wurundjeri land. He’s a pertinent ABC social media, digital information, Digital and Video, and radio producer, Livestream engineer, and ex 3Knd host of the Noon-Rush. Isaac’s background in life is prime to who he’s an individual. His understanding of psychological well being, sexuality, disabilities, tradition, immigration and extra comes from an extended bloodline of various mentors. It additionally helps him look past norms and create a secure house. His subsequent purpose is to succeed in a wider viewers, reporting for video on points that straight have an effect on his neighborhood and extra particularly his aboriginal mob.

Helen Pitt is an award successful senior author at The Sydney Morning Herald. This yr marks the fortieth yr since her first byline at that newspaper, the place she has been Opinion editor and Spectrum deputy. In 2020 she gained 9’s Lady of Affect, Cultural Influencer Award. She can also be the Walkley Award-winning creator of The Home, the extraordinary story of the Sydney Opera Home.


Kirsten Robb is a producer for the ABC’s present affairs program 7.30, the place she co-produced Leigh Sale’s four-part gender equality sequence Why Girls are Offended. She beforehand labored as a producer at Community 10’s The Venture, and as a senior journalist at 9’s Area.


Millie Roberts is the Social Justice Reporter at Junkee. She began her media profession on the College of Sydney the place she edited the coed newspaper Honi Soit, after present process internships at ABC’s 7.30 program, VICE Australia, and that’s life! journal. After graduating, she joined NewsCorp’s scrumptious. Journal and Escape as Editorial Coordinator and Digital Producer. Millie has additionally been at neighborhood radio station FBi 94.5FM for the final three years, the place she was the previous Govt Producer at flagship information, politics, and present affairs present Backchat, and is now host on the weekly Tradition Information section on Tuesday Arvos

Tahlia Roy is a multiplatform ABC Information journalist masking well being, girls and social affairs in Canberra. She has reported on authentic tales which have benefited girls and infrequently marginalised communities. Rising up in Newcastle, New South Wales, Tahlia started on the ABC in 2015. Her TV, radio and on-line tales are closely centered on shining a lightweight on home violence and sexual violence, with an emphasis on options journalism and empowering victim-survivors. Tahlia has been a producer, journalist and chief of workers, exhibiting delicate and compassionate approaches to information gathering. She has helped champion the ABC’s 50:50 undertaking which has ensured girls are equally represented within the information.  

Ben Smee is the Queensland state correspondent for Guardian Australia, the place he writes about politics and state affairs. He has labored as an editor, head of stories and political reporter in Queensland, the Northern Territory and New South Wales. Ben is a Walkley Award -winner and a number of state journalism award winner, together with the NT Journalist of the Yr. He additionally co-authored a e book about NT politics, Crocs within the Cupboard.


About Our Watch

Our Watch has been established to drive nation-wide change within the tradition, behaviours and attitudes that underpin and drive violence towards girls and youngsters. Our imaginative and prescient is an Australia the place girls and their youngsters reside free from all types of violence. Our mandate is to cease violence earlier than it occurs. Our function is to supply nationwide management to stop all types of violence towards girls and their youngsters. Our work will all the time be based mostly on sound analysis and robust and various partnerships.

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