Freeport mine "Blood Money" expose wins journalism awards | Pacific Beat

Freeport mine "Blood Money" expose wins journalism awards

Freeport mine "Blood Money" expose wins journalism awards

Updated 7 December 2012, 11:49 AEDT

The giant Freeport-McMoran gold and copper mine in Indonesia's Papua province has attracted its fair share of controversy.

There were concerns about human rights abuses and serious environmental damage.

So much so that earlier this year, the New Zealand Superannuation Fund pulled out of investing in the mine.

One person who has been investigating this story is photojournalist Karen Abplanalp from Auckland University of Technology's Pacific Media Centre.

Her feature 'Blood Money', won her the Sally A. White Prize for Investigative Journalism and Best Feature Award this week, as well as last month's New Zealand's Bruce Jesson Emerging Journalist Award.

Presenter:Geraldine Coutts

Speaker:Karen Abplanalp, journalist and photographer, Pacific Media Centre, Auckland University of Technology

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