This VoxPoint cover won a Silver Award from the Australasian Religious Press Association this month
FamilyVoice Australia has won two awards for excellence at the Australasian Religious Press Association Awards Dinner in Sydney on 3 September.
A news item headed “A Dutch story of ‘voluntary’ euthanasia” (VoxPoint, August 2015) won the Gold Award in the hotly contested “Best News Story” category. The judge commented: “A short, well-crafted story appropriately placed in the news section, challenging preconceptions, quoting primary sources and referencing local context. Well done!”
The VoxPoint cover in May 2015 (pictured above) won the Silver Award for “Best Cover Magazine”. The judge said: “The entire concept of the cover was innocence combined with sexual proclivity and predation. The picture was haunting. Good use of colour, text and white space across the page… Good contemporary choice of topics on cover, that would have interested many people. Well done.”
VoxPoint co-editor Ros Phillips said the Dutch news item remains highly relevant at a time when the Australian media are mounting a huge push for legal euthanasia. “Our story shows the real downside of such a move,” she said.
“The VoxPoint cover – showing a young girl haunted by porn images on a mobile phone – points to the urgent need for filters on all devices to protect children.
“The good news is that the Senate ‘Porn’s Harms to Kids’ inquiry – which lapsed at the July federal election – has now been reinstated. We pray that the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications will be able to recommend a positive way forward when it hands down its report on 23 November this year.”
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