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Nicole Precel is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker and photographer with a passion for human rights. She works as a reporter, podcaster and senior producer at The Age newspaper in Melbourne. Her work has included an in-depth data-driven investigation into the journey of sexual assault survivors through the criminal justice system in Australia, she has reported on Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs in the Philippines, the Black Saturday bushfires and the complications of living with invisible disabilities. Her documentaries have included an investigation into the complications and legal ramifications of Genetic Sexual Attraction, a form of consensual incest, through in depth interviews with people living illegally as incestuous couples throughout America, UK and Australia. The infant and maternal mortality rate among the ethnic Hmong tribe on the border of Vietnam and China for Al Jazeera English, a journey into what life is like for trauma cleaners and she has gained access to communities in indigenous Aurukun to film the complexities the Indigenous Wik people face due to mining. She has worked for Fairfax Media, Al Jazeera English, News Corp, Current TV, SBS2, BBC London, International Federation of Journalists, Marie Claire UK, AsiaLife HCMC, United Nations Population Fund, Star News Group.

Finding crocodile tracks while filming in Aurukun.

AWARDS:
2020: Information is Beautiful winner, humanitarian category
2020: Sigma data journalism awards, finalist
2019: Society News Design Awards, winner
2019: Melbourne Press Club Quill Award - innovation, Highly Commended
2019: Raw Data Real Stories - winner
2019: Australian Podcast Awards - political, social & current affairs finalist
2015: St Kilda Film Festival - finalist best documentary
2014: Environmental Film Festival - documentary short selection
2014: San Francisco Green Film Festival - selected
2013: Melbourne Press Club Quill Award
2013: CNA National and regional community service award
2013: Transitions Film Festival documentary - selected
2012: Community Newspapers of Australia Award
2012: South East Regional Media Awards - excellent in print
2011: Human Rights Award for print and online media - finalist
2011: United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Award finalist

Nicole is also the co-founder of social enterprise Co-Ground, which runs a social enterprise cafe in Melbourne, an events company and supports education and livelihood projects in the Asia-Pacific. In 2015, the organisation won an Australian anti-poverty award and in 2016 a JetStar Flying Start Grant.

On location in Seattle