Peter Cave Wins 2012 Walkley Award

2009 Ochberg Fellow Peter Cave has won this year's Walkley Award for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism, Australia's most prestigious journalism award. Over the course of his 40-year career, Cave has reported from many of the world’s most dangerous places, winning a Walkley five other times for his coverage of Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iraq War.

“To have reported from some of the darkest places on the planet—Iraq, Yugoslavia, Apartheid South Africa, war-torn Lebanon—takes a commitment to journalism that few are willing to make,” said ABC Tokyo Correspondent Mark Willacy, who presented the award last week in Melbourne. “And it literally means betting your life on the story. Peter did that for forty years.”

We commend Peter for his extraordinary contribution to journalism and to the Dart Center’s global community.