Australians of Greek heritage win at the 2023 News Awards 

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At least two Australians of Greek heritage have won at the 2023 News Awards.

The Advertiser journalists Evangeline Polymeneas and Agnes Gichuhi won in the Human-Interest Storytelling – State/ National category.

The pair were awarded for their collaboration on the heart-breaking story of a courageous young Adelaide woman, named Lily Thai, who used the voluntary assisted dying laws in South Australia to end her life.

“We want to thank Lily, who in her final moments on earth decided to share her story with us when she could have been saying goodbye,” Evangeline and Agnes said at the award ceremony.

Lia Tsamoglou
The Multimedia Editor at The Australian, Lia Tsamoglou. Photo: Telum Media.

The other Australian of Greek heritage who won was Lia Tsamoglou from The Australian.

Ms Tsamoglou was awarded for ‘best audio/visual campaigns’ alongside her colleagues. They were recognised for a collaborative six-part podcast series, Head Noise: Sport concussion.

The podcast series was led by The Australian’s chief sports writer Jessica Halloran and produced by their audio team including Harvey, Ms Tsamoglou and Jasper Leak and was co-hosted by James Graham.

The series was about former rugby league player James Graham who shares his story with listeners and discusses the impact of concussions on players.

Source: Adelaide Now and The Australian.

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