28th Quills: Multicultural Affairs and Media in partnership with Gandel Foundation

Achol Arok and Daniel Ziffer of ABC News won the 2022 Multicultural Affairs and Media Quill for their work “So-called 'African gangs' dominated headlines at the last Victorian election and trust issues remain”.


Judges' citation

This report stood out for its depth, seamlessly combining cultural knowledge with political nous. Achol Arok - in her third report for ABC news - collaborated with Daniel Ziffer to skilfully unpack the damaging consequences of one of the more controversial political narratives of our times. Importantly, their thoughtful reporting ensured that empowered, diverse Australian voices from multicultural communities could be centred in mainstream media in the weeks leading upto the 2022 Victorian election.


The winning entry

Victorian Liberals tasked with winning back African voters after 2018 'gang violence' election campaign, ABC News, 18 November 2022


Highly commended

Noor M Ramazan and Christopher Hopkins, Guardian Australia, “'Now my Children Can Grow up in Peace'”



Andriana Simos and Argyro Vourdoumpa, The Greek Herald, “The Hellenic heart of Melbourne” (Link 1, Link 2)

Iris Zhao, Dong Xing, Jason Fang and Jarrod Fankhauser, ABC News, “‘It’s a struggle for voters’: Unpacking the China factor” (Link 1, Link 2)

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