Monday, 23 November 2015

Adele Horin

Sad news over the weekend of the death of journalist Adele Horin, at 64. Adele often wrote about social justice on the ground, including bringing to light stories about the lives of people with disabilities. As a Sydney Morning Herald columnist and as a blogger, she reached a wide mainstream readership, presenting her observations and opinions empathetically and plainly.

She did not just present problems, but put forward sensible, well considered options for solutions, while drawing attention to where responsibility lay for meeting the needs she often highlighted. Her voice, and the voice she gave to others will be sadly missed.

Writer Adele Horin dies after battling cancer
Stephanie Gardiner, Sydney Morning Herald, 22nd November 2015
... "She spent enormous time and effort unpacking complex social issues, giving voice to people and communities who otherwise go unheard.

"At a time when so much journalism is reduced to black and white, Adele's considered and caring approach to storytelling reminded us of the power of balance, nuance and depth in reporting ...

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