Top press honour – Former Penola journalist recognised

DEVASTATING: A fireball erupts over the shattered streets of the Old City in West Mosul during the fight against Islamic State to retake the city. It is unknown if it was an airstrike or a car bomb. Kate Geraghty captured this image in July this year.
SHOWING WORLD’S TROUBLES: Fairfax photojournalist and former Penola resident Kate Geraghty has added another Walkley award to her resume.

A PHOTOJOURNALIST raised in Penola who has gone on to work at conflict hotspots around the world has been awarded for her work depicting the stories of war-torn Mosul.

Multi-award winning Kate Geraghty was announced joint-winner of this year’s Gold Walkley last week, receiving the highest honour in Australian journalism.

Surviving IS : Stories of Mosul documented the impact of the devestation by the Islamic State on the ancient city north of Baghdad.

Ms Geraghty alongside The Age investigations unit editor and Fairfax

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