Journalism student Walkley finalist

29 May 2020

Congratulations to Bachelor of Journalism/Communication student Nibir Khan who has recently been announced as a Walkley finalist for their mid-year awards.

Nibir is one of three in the running for Student Journalist of the Year for his story on Families separated by the Rohingya refugee crisis.

UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication Professor Peter Greste said he is immensely proud of Nibir’s achievement.

“This is a first-class piece of journalism in its own right, and Nibir deserves to be on that shortlist,” Professor Greste said.

“I am also really delighted to see that it came about as a result of his engagement with the ABC Pitch Project, which we developed to connect our students and their ideas with the national broadcaster,” he said.

“Nibir has taken that opportunity and produced an important, engaging story worthy of a Walkley.”