Winners of the Human Rights Awards 2012 were announced at a Sydney event on Monday 10th December, hosted by The Chaser’s Craig Reucassel. Over the past few years Metro Screen has been very involved with Media RING, a collective of 42 media organisations that aim to improve employment and training outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working or wanting to work in the media industry. Foxtel was nominated for the Human Rights Business Award for establishing Media RING, an initiative that came out of Foxtel’s Reconciliation Action Plan. The winner of the Business Award on the day was Hoyts Cinemas, Village Cinemas, Event/ Greater Union/ Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinemas and Reading Cinemas. These four major cinema chains have jointly agreed to roll-out the Cinema Access Implementation Plan to provide 242 screens around the country with captioned and audio described movie sessions.
For more info on the winners visit: http://humanrights.gov.au/hrawards/winners2012.html