Dateline is a multi-award winning international current affairs program with a brief to provide stories for Australians about life beyond Australia’s shores.


The program is presented by George Negus, one of Australia’s most respected journalists, and is made up of a team of acclaimed producers and ‘video journalists’.

Commissioned in 1984, it is Australia’s longest-running international current affairs program.


Dateline reporters are considered pioneers in ‘video journalism’ – the art of traveling alone on assignment to film and report stories without the encumbrance of a conventional camera crew. Using small, lightweight cameras and minimal sound and lighting equipment, the program’s reporters are able to gain unique and independent access to people, places and stories.

Meet the Dateline team.


Dateline’s awards include:

1 Gold Walkley award (the highest award in Australian journalism)

12 Walkley awards

11 United Nations Media Peace awards

2 George Munster Independent Journalism awards

2 Logie awards

2 Rory Peck awards

First Prize in Johns Hopkin’s University’s School of Advancted International Studies Novartis Award.

New York Film Festival – multiple awards.

Dateline at the Logies


Dateline screens on SBS TV on Wednesdays at 8:30pm and is repeated on Thursdays and Mondays at 2:30pm.

Dateline also broadcasts across the US on cable network ‘Link TV’ and has an audience reach of 5 million.

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