14 November, 2016. Fighting climate change in a Trump era. Vaidehi Shah, Eco-Business.
11 November, 2016. Naomi Klein Delivers Sydney Peace Prize Lecture Against Backdrop of Trump Win. Deidre Fulton, Common Dreams.
11 November, 2016. We need more climate warriors like Naomi Klein. David Hirsch, Sydney Morning Herald.
11 November, 2016. Trump is a distraction from the real problem of global elites, says Naomi Klein. Nastasya Tay, SBS News.
11 November, 2016. Awards: Naomi Klein wins 2016 Sydney Peace Prize. Becky Robertson, Quill & Quire.
10 November, 2016. ABC TV The Drum with Julia Baird.
10 November, 2016. Naomi Klein to get Sydney Peace Prize. Times Colonist (Canada) and Northumberland News (Toronto, Canada).
10 November, 2016. Sydney Peace Prize Winner Naomi Klein spoke at Cabramatta High School. Frances Sacco, Daily Telegraph.
10 November, 2016. 3RRR Radio Melbourne: Naomi Klein on Breakfasters.
10 November, 2016. We need a moratorium on all coalmines: Naomi Klein in conversation – Behind the Lines podcast. The Guardian, Podcast of event “To Change Everything, We Need Everything” co-organised by the Sydney Peace Foundation and Sydney Environment Institute, Greenpeace Australia Pacific and ActionAid, and supported by the Edmund Rice Centre, 350.org and Seed.
8 November, 2016. 774 ABC Radio Melbourne: Afternoons with Clare Bowditch
9 November, 2016. Voices to Change the Future. Frances Sacco, Fairfield Advance.
8 November, 2016. ABC Radio National: Late Night Live with Philip Adams.
8 November, 2016. ABC Radio 702: Afternoons with James Valentine
8 November, 2016. Naomi Klein attacks free-market philosophy in Q&A climate change debate – video. The Guardian.
8 November, 2016. Q&A: Naomi Klein criticises Institute of Public Affairs over climate interventions. Michael Slezak, The Guardian.
8 November, 2016. Q&A: Naomi Klein says Australia no better than ‘insane and racist’ Donald Trump. Georgina Mitchell, Sydney Morning Herald.
8 November, 2016. Naomi Klein asks ‘where the outrage is’ over 18C and the right of asylum seekers to be heard. ABC News.
8 November, 2016. Canadian activist slams Australian treatment of refugees as “insane and racist”. Women Weekly.
8 November, 2016. Naomi Klein likens Australia’s refugee treatment to Trump’s ‘insane’ wall. Elise Cooper, Mashable Australia.
8 November, 2016. Q&A: Australia ‘raising middle finger to the world’ on climate change, Naomi Klein says. Dan Smith for ABC News.
8 November, 2016. ‘You’re doing it, he’s just talking about it’: Canadian author slams Australia’s ‘insane and racist’ treatment of refugees and compares it to Donald Trump’s plan to build a Mexican wall. Rachel Eddie, Daily Mail Australia.
8 November, 2016. Australia’s asylum seeker detentions compared to Trump’s policies. 9 News.
8 November, 2016. Peace Prize winner Naomi Klein inspires students. Fairfield City Champion.
7 November, 2016. ‘You’re doing it. He’s just talking about it’ — Australia compared to Donald Trump for ‘insane’ policy. Andrew Koubaridis, News.com.au.
7 November, 2016. ABC Q&A with Naomi Klein, Anthony Albanese, James Paterson, Don Watson, Georgina Downer
7 November , 2016. ‘There Is Shame In All This’: Naomi Klein Voices Rage as Reef Disappears. Deidre Fulton, CommonDreams
7 November 2016. Naomi Klein: Climate change is intergenerational theft. That’s why my son is part of this story. Naomi Klein, The Guardian.
7 November 2016. Naomi Klein at the Great Barrier Reef: What have we left for our children? Naomi Klein, Josh Wall, David Hannan, The Guardian.
4 November, 2016. Can one person really make a difference? Beth Godwin, Fairfield City Champion.
The World According to Naomi Klein. Sophie Calagas, Frankie Magazine, issue 74.
25 June, 2016. Naomi Klein on the racism that underlies climate change inaction. The Saturday Paper. (online)
27 May, 2016. Naomi Klein explains how the rise of Trump and Sanders proves she was right all along. By Julian Morgans, Vice Australia. (online)
18 May, 2016. ABC 702 Breakfast with Robbie Buck. (radio)
18 May, 2016. Climate change believers can still be climate change deniers. ABC Triple j Hack (online)
17 May, 2016. Naomi Klein: Australia is the ‘outlier’ on tacking climate change. Radio National Drive (radio)
17 May, 2016, Naomi Klein calls out Australia’s climate change vacuum. The Fifth Estate (online)
15 May, 2016. Naomi Klein Wins 2016 Sydney Peace Prize. Obert Madondo, Canadian Progressive (online)
15 May, 2016. Naomi Klein criticises lack of global action on climate change after Sydney Peace Prize win. Paul Karp, The Guardian Australia (online)
14 May, 2016. Activist and Author Naomi Klein has won the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize. Olivia Chang, Business Insider Australia (online), The Marshalltown (online)
14 May, 2016. Sydney Peace Prize awarded to Naomi Klein. Skynews (online)
14 May, 2016. Canadian author Naomi Klein takes out Sydney Peace Prize. Channel 9News (online)
14 May, 2016. Naomi Klein wins 2016 Sydney Peace Prize. The University of Sydney (online)
14 May, 2016. 2016 Naomi Klein to be awarded 2016 Sydney Peace Prize. Joesphine Tovey, Sydney Morning Herald (print and online)
Feb 18, 2016 Artists without borders, Creative City Sydney (online)
Nov 18, 2015 Peace Prize artist George Gittoes joins students at Cabramatta High School to spread message, Daily Telegraph Fairfield Advance (newspaper)
Nov 17, 2015 Students delighted to host a man of peace, Kirstie Chlopicki, Fairfield City Champion (newspaper)
Nov 14, 2015, George Gittoes’ City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture, on Australian Public Affairs Channel (A-PAC on Foxtel) 6.30am, 12.20pm, 6.10pm (television)
Nov 14, 2015, Art’s Pied Piper of Conflict, Daily Telegraph (newspaper)
Nov 12, 2015, Gittoes honoured with Peace Prize for work as humanist artist/filmmaker: gallery, Jim Gainsford, The Leader (online)
Nov 10, 2015 Listen: George Gittoes on Mornings, Greta Balog and Nicholas Watts, FBI Radio (radio)
Nov 9, 2015, Meet George Gittoes, Monique Schafter, ABC 7:30 report (television)
Nov 9, 2015, Art helps make the world a better place, David Hirsch, Sydney Morning Herald (online)
Nov 8, 2015, George Gittoes and the Sydney Peace Prize: an interview from Artwriter’s archives, Elizabeth Fortescue, Artwriter (online)
Nov 7, 2015, The Fitz Files: Monarchists reply with rallying call, Peter FitzSimons, Sydney Morning Herald (online)
Oct 31, 2015, Spiritual Esctasy: George Gittoes’s diaries reveal spiritual experiences in Afghanistan, George Gittoes, The Australian (newspaper)
Oct 21, 2015, George Gittoes with Margaret Throsby, Margaret Throsby, Radio National (radio)
Intermediary coverage of George Gittoes’ films:
Oct 9, 2015, IDFA unveils 2015 competition titles, Screen Daily (online)
Aug 7, 2015, MIFF 2015: George Gittoes’ Afghanistan film Snow Monkey is overlong but fascinating, Sydney Morning Herald (Newspaper)
Aug 2, 2015, MIFF 2015: George Gittoes’ Snow Monkey shows the other face of Afghanistan, Sydney Morning Herald (Newspaper)
Media coverage of the announcement:
On Saturday 11 April the Sydney Peace Foundation announced that George Gittoes would receive the 2015 Sydney Peace Prize. Here are some links to the media coverage of the announcement so far:
Apr 17, 2015, War artist and film maker George Gittoes discusses his time in the Afghan city of Jalalabad filming with impoverished youth, The Drum, ABC TV (television)
Apr 13, 2015, George Gittoes wins Sydney Peace Prize, ABC Radio National with Phillip Adams (radio)
Apr 11, 2015, George Gittoes and the art of war, SMH Good Weekend (print)
Apr 11, 2015, George Gittoes awarded Sydney Peace Prize, Paddy Wood, Yahoo7 News (online)
Apr 11, 2015, Artist Gittoes honoured with Sydney Peace Prize, Damien Murphy, The Sydney Morning Herald (print)
Apr 11, 2015, George Gittoes is the winner of the 2015 Sydney Peace Prize, Sarah Kimmorley, Business Insider Australia (print)
Apr 10, 2015, War artist and filmmaker George Gittoes wins Sydney peace prize, The Guardian (online)
Apr 10, 2015, War artist George Gittoes awarded Sydney Peace Prize, SBS (television)
Apr 10, 2015, Premi buoni e giusti. L’artista e filmmaker George Gittoes vince il Sidney Peace Prize, Exibart (online)
Check out this preview of George Gittoes’ latest film Love City Jalalabad:
Love City Jalalabad won the Best Documentary, Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival, New York, 2015; Most Socially Relevant, Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival, New York, 2015; and Finalist, Foxtel Australian Documentary Prize, Sydney Film Festival, 2013.
ABC Big Ideas Julian Burnside – 2014 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture, 2014 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture, Julian Burnside AO QC
13 October 2014, Watching Watchers and Saving Lives, Burnside was on ABC Q&A
3 November 2014, Jane Singleton on the Sydney Peace Prize, Karen Swain ATP Radio (radio)
4 November 2014, Sydney Peace Prize honour for Julian Burnside, Ron Sutton, SBS World News Radio (radio)
6 November 2014, Peace Prize winner alleges Manus Island witnesses encouraged to keep quiet, Sue Lannin, ABC The World Today
6 November 2014, Australia rejects Asylum offer claim in riot death case, BBC News
18 November 2014, Listen to the children” Sydney Peace Prize winner Julian Burnside declares at Cabramatta High School, Daily Telegraph SOUTH WEST
February 2015, Burnside, Julian. Briefs: Pearls of wisdom [online]. LSJ: Law Society of NSW Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, Feb 2015: 22-23.
Announcement media highlights
On Tuesday 27 May 2014, the Sydney Peace Foundation officially announced that Julian Burnside AO QC has been selected to receive the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize. Some coverage of the announcement included:
26 May 2014, “Julian Burnside selected to receive Sydney Peace Prize”, SBS News (video)
26 May 2014, “2014 Sydney Peace Prize”, Late Night Live with Phillip Adams, Radio National (radio)
4 August 2014, Sydney Peace Prize for ‘brave and principled’ Burnside, Sydney University News and Events (online)
11 June 2014, Julian Burnside AO QC wins 2014 Sydney Peace Prize, Centre for Policy Development (online)
Julian Burnside AO QC to receive the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize, Monash University News (online)
Highlights from Julian Burnside’s advocacy and articles in 2014:
20 September 2014, Julian Burnside: Alienation to alien nation, Julian Burnside, SBS / The Conversation
13 September 2014, Asylum seeker advocate Julian Burnside floats ‘Tasmanian solution’, Julian Burnside, ABC News
18 July 2014, You’ve been misled on boat people: Here are the facts, Interview and article, Sydney Morning Herald
9 July 2014, Julian Burnside says Government could be guilty of piracy for holding 153 asylum seekers at sea, Eliza Borrello, ABC News (online news)
2 July 2014, Silence on missing asylum seeker boat a disgrace to the nation, Julian Burnside, Sydney Morning Herald (newspaper)
18 June 2014, Asylum seekers can be managed with cheaper and more humane options, Julian Burnside, Sydney Morning Herald (newspaper)
13 June 2014, In Australia, animals have better rights than asylum seekers, Julian Burnside, The Conversation (online news)
Julian Burnside AO QC joins Bill and Steve’s Radio Adventure on 774 ABC Melbourne – on Evenings with Lindy Burns (radio)
7 April 2014, The reality of boat people and a solution to the asylum seeker “problem”, Julian Burnside
17 March 2014, How we treat the vulnerable is a moral test beyond politics, Julian Burnside, The Conversation (online news)
13 March 2014, This refugee story will break your heart – Julian Burnside AO QC, Australia Cares (Youtube Clip)
Bennett, Juliet and Ngarrindjeri being Heard, “An Experiment with Tourism: Educating for Social and Ecological Justice in Australia”, Envisioning Peace Tourism: Promoting Human Security Through International Citizenship, Sydney: Routledge, pp. 156-170.
Rees, Stuart, 9th Jan, ‘Boycotting Sri Lanka Is Not Cricket’, Online Opinion
Rees, Stuart, 12th Jan, ‘Gratitude to Wikileaks and to Julian Assange,’ British Journal of R Adidas Perspectives, Liverpool Univ, UK
Rees, Stuart, Feb 14th review of Denise Leith’s ‘What It Could Be’ for Allen & Unwin
Rees, Stuart, Feb 27th, ‘Gandhi Legacy, International Priorities’, published for opening of Non violence Centre, NSW Parliament
Rees, Stuart, March 6th, ‘The Vision of Stéphane Hessel,’ New Matilda
Rees, Stuart, April 17th, ‘Culture of Compliance: Refusing the Dalai Lama’, ABC’s 7:30 Report (TV segment and transcript)
Rees, Stuart, May 21st, ‘Cruel Game Behind Politicians’ Rush to Condemn Anti Semitism,’ The Australian
Rees, Stuart, July 7th, ‘What we can learn from refugees in this election’, ABC’s The Drum
Rees, Stuart, July 8th, ‘The Carpet Baggers of Burma’, New Matilda
Rees, Stuart, July 29th, ‘Honouring Japanese leaders of Non violence: Makiguchi, Toda, Ikeda,’ in Tokyo’s Seiko Shimbun
Rees, Stuart, Sept 9th, ‘Absurdity of Naval Celebrations: No End to Militarism,’ broadcast ABC’s Radio National
Hirsch, David, “Medical Inspiration”, Medical Journal of Australia, 28 October 2013.
Rees, Stuart, October 30th, ‘Two Thousand Defendants for Human Rights’, New Matilda
Rees, Stuart, Nov 13th ‘Afghanistan, Peace with Justice Issues’ Bamiyan, Afghan Support, Sydney
Rees, Stuart, Nov 25th, ‘Truth, Justice, Peace: the moral and legal foundations of the BDS Movement,’ ABC Journal of Religion &- Ethics
Rees, Stuart, December 6th, ‘The Prisoner Who Freed A Nation’, a tribute to Nelson Mandela, New Matilda
Videos of events on ABC Big Ideas:
April 24th, ‘Dialogue with Arab Women’ televised on ABC’s Big Ideas
Sept 23rd, ‘Ethics for a Whole World”: Andrew West in Conversation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama ABC’s Big Ideas
Oct 14th, Professor Richard Falk, ‘The Palestinian Struggle for Self Determination and the Ordeal of Occupation,’ ABC’s Big Ideas
2014, Dr Cynthia Maung, ‘Health, Healing and Dignity for the Dispossessed’, ABC’s Big Ideas
Publications surrounding the Foundation’s advocacy work, in date order:
Intellectual Freedom Under Threat at Sydney, New Matilda 18/4
Sydney University Buckles to Chinese Pressure, The Guardian 18/4
Australia University Accused of Bowing to China by Barring Dalai Lama, Reuters 18/4
Who Pays the Piper Calls the Tune, Vex News 18/4
Sydney University Condemned for Banning Dalai Lama, Indymedia.org 18/4
The University of Sydney Calls Off Dalai Lama Speech, phayul.com 18/4
Don’t Be Afraid to Tax and Spend, Honi Soit 25/4
Dalai Lama to Speak at the University of Sydney, NY Times 29/4
Dalai Lama to Speak at University After All, Radio Free Asia 29/4
Chinese Whispers the Dalai Lama and Sydney University, Honi Soit 31/4
Fight for Academic Freedom Continues, Megaphone Oz 11/5
Uni Gets a Lesson on Vested Interests, New Matilda 24/5
University Backflips on Dalai Lama Visit, Honi Soit 2/5
Inside Job: Bejings New Allies in its War on Tibet, Huffington Post 30/5
Photogallery of Mae Tao Clinic taken by Fairfax photographer Brendan Esposito, 16 August 2013, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, WA Today, and The Canberra Times.
‘A moment with Dr Cynthia Maung’, 16th of August 2013, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Brisbane Times, and WA Today.
“Fragile Sanctuary”, Sharon Bradley, Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend, 17 August 2013. Also published in the The Age, The Canberra Times,The Brisbane Times, WA Today, The Examiner, The Scone Advocate, The Illawara Mercury and The Maitland Mercury.
“Peace Prize winner fights for survival of her health clinic”, Sharon Bradley in the Sydney Morning Herald, 17 August 2013. Also published in The Age, The Canberra Times, WA Today, The Scone Advocate and The Examiner.
“Humanitarian Doctor to Receive 2013 Sydney Peace Prize”, New Zealand’s independent news website Scoop, 17 August 2013.
Dr Cynthia Maung: How foreign donors can help bring peace to Burma, Eliza Villarino, Devex, 29 August 2013
Thompson, Belinda, “Burmese refugees the forgotten victims of AusAID cuts”, Crikey, 24 October 2013
“AusAid cuts hurt Burmese refugees“,Interview with Belinda Thompson, produced by Bridget Backhaus, The Wire (radio) 25 October 2013. Audio file.
Interview with Stuart Rees on SBS Radio Burmese, produced by Terrell Oung, 2 November 2013.
“Aid cuts may weaken Myanmar refugee clinic“, Ron Corben, AAP, 3 November 2013, news.com.au, The Australian, The Herald Sun, The Townsville Bulletin, The Mercury, The Geelong Advertiser.
Burma still fragile: Peace Prize winner” by APP, 4 November 2013, news.com.au, SBS news,The Australian, The Herald Sun, The Gold Coast Bulletin,The Townsville Bulletin, The Mercury, and The Geelong Advertiser.
”Burmese doctor wins Sydney Peace Prize“, a radio conversation with Phillip Adams and Jane Singleton, Late Night Live, Radio National, 4 November 2013.
“Karen refugee clinic pioneer wins Sydney Peace Prize“, a radio interview with Sen Lam, Asia-Pacific, Radio Australia, 5 November 2013
“Myanmar refugee doctor wins Sydney Peace Prize“, on ABC Australian Network News and 936 ABC Hobart News, 5 November 2013
“After Ausaid cuts, award-winning clinic for Myanmar in dire straits”, Lean Alfred Santos, Devex, 5 November 2013.
“Peace Prize Recipient Honoured for Burma Border Clinic – Australia Cuts Her Funding”, Henry Zwartz, Karennews.org, 6 November 2013.
“Australia Govt Cuts Dr Cynthia’s Funding” on Karennews.org.
“Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, Cynthia Maung to receive honorary degrees in Sydney“, Susan Banki, published on 7 November 2013 in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Canberra Times, The Brisbane Times and WA Today.
“Dr Cynthia in ‘shock and pain’ after losing Australian funding” on The Democratic Voice of Burma, published on 7 November 2013
“Foreign policy cuts funding for AusAID-funded refugee clinic”, Carlos Santamaria, Devex, 7 November 2013.
“Burma’s famous ‘refugee’ doctor wins Sydney Peace Prize” in The University of Sydney News, 8 November 2013
Burma’s ‘Refugee’ Doctor Wins Sydney Peace Prize’, Asian Scientist, 13 November 2013
“A Healthcare Heroine”, Website of Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, 21 November 2013.
NOVEMBER 2012 – Senator Sekai Holland is awarded the Sydney Peace Prize
Sydney Peace Prize Lecture, ABC Big Ideas, 26th November 2012 (full lecture available here)
Sydney Peace Prize on Channel 10’s The Project, 8th November 2012. (Click on the link and then look for the clip dated Thursday 8th November 2012.)
Peace prize winner condemns NSW Taser use, 8th November 2012, Tahmina Ansari for ABC News, & Yahoo 7 News
Sekai Holland to receive Sydney Peace Prize 2012, 7th November 2012, ABC 702 (radio interview with Linda Mottram)
Sekai Holland: a model for non-violent change World News Australia Radio, SBS, 4 November 2012 (radio)
Survivor on a mission of peace, Sydney Morning Herald – News Review, Deborah Snow,
OCTOBER 2012 – Senator Sekai Holland in Sydney
Sekai Holland’s Australian story, ABC’s The Drum, 30 October 2012 (online article by Dr Meredith Burgmann)
Forgiveness and Reconciliation, ABC’s Q&A, 29 October 2012 (55 min video – panel discussion)
Zimbabwe’s Sekai Holland shares vision for peace, SBS World News, 29 October 2012 (video 8min)
Our Torture was a Victory, Sydney Morning Herald – Good Weekend, 6 October 2012 (newspaper article by Nikki Barrowclough)
Sekai’s Journey, SBS Dateline, 2 October 2012 (video 13 min with Yaara Bou Melhem)
MAY 2012 – Senator Sekai Holland Announced as 2012 Sydney Peace Prize Recipient
Lessons from Zimbabwe’s great healer, ABC’s The Drum, 25th May 2012
Sekai Holland wins Sydney Peace Prize, World News Australia, 4 May 2012
Sydney Peace Prize: Sekai Holland, Radio National Breakfast, 1 May 2012
‘A Time of Heroes’, The Global Mail, 1 May 2012
‘Distinguished graduate wins 2012 Sydney Peace Prize’, UTS: NEWSROOM, 3 May 2012
Raising issues of Peace with Justice in the Media
Govt must do more for Assange: Greens, SBS, 17 Aug 2012
Julian Assange: the freedom of free speech, Online Opinion, 7 June 2012
Raising Peace with Justice in the Media
‘The Language of Derision: Targeting Noam Chomsky’, ABC The Drum, August 3rd 2011
‘The Debasement of Public Debate’, Online Opinion, August 24th, 2011
‘Justice for Bradley Manning’, Australia Online, July 21st, 2011
‘Noam Chomsky- A Brilliant Peace Prize Choice’, ABC The Drum, June 6th, 2011
‘We stood up for Hicks because Australia failed to when it mattered’
Mary Kostakidis, Sydney Morning Herald Opinion, May 25, 2011: Full text here
Mary Kostakidis is a journalist and member of the advisory panel to the Sydney Peace Foundation.
‘Gold Medal for Assange: A Rationale’, The Conversation, May 18th
‘Vengeances is Never Sweet: the Assassination of Bin Laden’, New Matilda, May 5th 2011
‘Muhammad Yunus: Empowering the Poor’, The Conversation, April 15th 2011
‘More Mendacity from Mendes: Israel Palestine Conflict’, Gallus Australia, March 27th 2011
‘The Company of Whistleblowers’, New Matilda, February 10th 2011
JUNE 2011 – Professor Noam Chomsky Announced as 2011 Sydney Peace Prize Recipient
‘Ideologue on a peace pedestal’, Stephen Matchett, The Australian, June 03, 2011: Full text here
Renowned journalist Adam Spencer, host of Breakfast ABC 702, speaks in depth with Professor Noam Chomsky. June 2, 2011: Full audio here
‘Controversy dogs Chomsky as he accepts Sydney Peace Prize’, John Huxley, Sydney Morning Herald, June 2, 2011: Full text here
‘Noam Chomsky Wins Sydney Peace Prize’, ABC News Online, June 2, 2011: Full text here
‘Chomsky Wins Sydney Peace Prize’, SBS Online News, June 2, 2011: Full text here
MAY 2011 – The Sydney Peace Foundation’s Gold Medal Award to Julian Assange was covered by:
- AAP News Wire
- Reuters Australia News Wire
- Reuters UK News Wire
- The ABC
- The Guardian UK
- The Daily Telegraph UK
- The SMH and other Australia wide fairfax publications
- The Australian
- The Daily Telegraph (Australia)
- Yahoo and Channel Seven news
- Channel Ten
- The 7pm Project
Plus innumerable community publications, blogs and tweets.
International coverage included
The USA, the UK, India, Malaysia, Canada