Mark Forbes wins ASTSS Media Award 2007


A couple of weeks old maybe, but here’s Mark Forbe’s, who works as a foreign correspondent for The Age, accepting the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 2007 Media Award for his reporting from Indonesia,

Forbes received the award for his coverage of the Garuda Airlines crash at Yogyakarta Airport in March that killed 22 people, including five Australians. The award recognises excellence in journalistic reporting of traumatic events in any media. Felicity May, chairwoman of the judging panel and member of the Committee of Management of ASTSS, said: "What made Mark Forbes’ story so compelling was that Mr Forbes was a participant in the event. He was one of the first on the scene, rescuing survivors, identifying the dead and arranging the medical evacuation of the badly injured. A number of the dead and injured were close personal friends and colleagues." link