Master of Journalism student Bec Zajac awarded Journalist of the Year

Current Master of Journalism student Bec Zajac was awarded Journalist of the Year and Best Online Story at the Diageo Women's Empowerment Journalism Awards in Hong Kong recently for Power and gender: how schools are taking a lead in the campaign to end violence against women.

Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks company, announced the winners of the Women's Empowerment (WE) Journalism Awards 2015, recognising exemplary work in women's empowerment reporting at an Awards Gala Dinner held in Hong Kong.

The WE Journalism Awards was established to recognise and honour outstanding achievements in the reporting on women's issues as part of Diageo's 'Plan W: Empowering Women through Learning' community initiative. The awards honour the best in journalism across six categories, spanning a range of mediums from print and broadcast to online and photography.

The winners were selected by three luminaries of journalism and social-activism including Monique Villa, CEO of Thomson Reuters Foundation, award-winning independent journalist, Shaili Chopra, and Yan Mei, one of China's leading media women and Senior Partner at Brunswick Group.