Belinda Lopez currently produces This is About for ABC Radio National.
She is a public and community radio fangirl, and has spent almost her entire career so far working in either sector. She loves narrative non-fiction sonic adventures and personal stories that get under the skin of issues in Australia and around the world. As a producer for Radio Netherlands Worldwide’s human rights/storytelling program The State We’re In, she won Gold, Silver and Bronze awards from the 2012 New York Radio Festivals and a Silver award from the 2013 festival; as well as a Silver award from the United Nations’ Department of Public Information’s annual awards and a Gabriel Award in 2013. As host and executive producer of the Australian storytelling show All the Best, she helped build community radio-making collectives around Australia.
She is also really into collaborating. As an educator and producer, she has worked with several not-for-profit organisations, encouraging emerging creators and local communities to tell their own stories.