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Aela Callan is a documentary filmmaker and journalist based in Berlin, Germany.

Callan began her career in Perth at 6PR radio in 1999, before moving on to work in the Canberra press gallery, Sydney's 2UE radio.[1] and Seven News in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. In 2008, Callan won a Walkley Award, for excellence in Australian journalism.[2] In 2013-14 Callan was selected for the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford where she studied ways to combat hate speech online in Myanmar.[3] She was also the recipient of the Gold UNDPI Award at the New York Festivals Film and Television Awards in 2014,[4] for her film "It's a Man's World," which appeared on the Al Jazeera Network's programme 101 East[5]

Between 2009 and 2013, Callan lived in Asia and filed reports for Channel Seven and Al Jazeera Television. The many events she covered include Myanmar's 2010 elections,[6] the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami,[7] and Thailand's 2010 violent street protests.[8] Her documentary work has focused on topics around women's rights,[9] [10] and the environment [11]


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  1. ^ "Newsreader of the Month". Retrieved 2 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Media Spy Forums". Archived from the original on 27 July 2008. Retrieved 2 March 2010.
  3. ^ "JSK Fellows Class of 2014". Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  4. ^ "NYF 2014 Gala UNDPI Winners". Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  5. ^ "101 East 8 March 2013". Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dWti7xveWY
  7. ^ "Echoes from Sendai". Archived from the original on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Red shirts' military leader dies". Asia-Pacific. Al Jazeera. 17 May 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  9. ^ "101 East 2 June 2016". Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  10. ^ "101 East 24 March 2015". Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  11. ^ "101 East 9 Dec 2015". Retrieved 1 October 2016.

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