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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Documentary on Fr Shay Cullen wins top award
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¬†A documentary on Columban missionary, and children's rights campaigner, Fr Shay Cullen has won this year's Radharc Award 2004. As well as being a busy parish priest, Dublin-born Fr Shay set up a foundation which works with street children and their families, and has campaigned for many years to protect children from being exploited by sex tourism. The prize for Fr Shay Cullen ≠ Taking a Stand, produced by Annette Kinne of Andec Communications, was presented by the President of the European Parliament, Mr Pat Cox MEP, at a ceremony in Dublin on Friday. The Radharc Jury, chaired by Professor John Horgan of DCU, also 'Highly Commended' Congo: Heart of Africa (produced by Jerry O'Callaghan of Any News Inc) and 'Commended' Cardinal Secrets (produced by Mary Raftery of RTE). Over 40 entries were received for this year's competition. The Radharc Award was established in 2002 for 'a television documentary programme of outstanding quality that addresses national or international topics of social justice, morality or faith'. The inaugural Award was presented in 2002 by President Mary McAleese for the Prime Time programme 'Complex Problems: St Teresa's Gardens' produced by Eddie Doyle of RTE. The Radharc Award honours the memory of the late Fr Joe Dunn, co-founder of Radharc which produced over 400 television documentaries on social and religious issues at home and abroad between 1962 and 1996, and throughout those 34 years became part of the fabric of RTE Television. Use the Search facility to read more about Fr Shay on ICN Source: Irish Bishops Communications Office
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