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Across 15 categories, the awards celebrate the world’s best media coverage of developing countries.

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WE ARE PROUD to introduce the
nominees & winners of
the 32nd annual one world media awards
Take your time to explore the nominees of each category before scrolling down to reveal the winner

SHORT FILM AWARD

"Prepare to be inspired.
These nominees are strong and impactful and hugely informative."

LILIANE LANDOR, CHANNEL 4 NEWS
NOMINEES

Special Mention:
Somali Night Fever, Rachel Clara Reed & Megan Iacobini de Fazio for The Guardian

Lawaris: Karachi’s Unknown Dead
Vice UK
Owen Kean
The Nightcrawlers
National Geographic
Genius Loki & Violet Films
Unreported World 38: Girls Behind Bars
Channel 4
Quicksilver Media
and the winner of the short film award is...

 Lawaris: Karachi’s Unknown Dead

 Owen Kean, VICE UK

"The jury was blown away by this film. This documentary is undoubtedly an impressive and powerful watch. The camera offers the viewer a unique and close insight into the complex and hidden dark side of Karachi’s unidentified deaths."

Short film award jury

CHILDREN IN CONFLICT REPORTING AWARD

"The nominees show us the horrors of war, but also how brave and strong some children can be."

SEAN RYAN, SAVE THE CHILDREN
NOMINEES
Kids scavenging trash for food in Idlib, Syria
Channel 4 News
 
Iraq: A State of Mind
BBC News Arabic
 
Lost Children of the Caliphate
BBC News
 
and the winner of the Children in Conflict Reporting award is...

Lost Children of the Caliphate

BBC News

"Very few pieces of journalism can say that they have helped save lives or shifted foreign policy. As such, this piece stood out due to its impact on the plight of undocumented British orphans stuck in Syrian displacement camps. This was a wonderful piece of journalistic tenacity, uncovering an important story with respect and sensitivity."

Children in conflict reporting award jury

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING AWARD

"This is a true reflection of the power of good, independent storytelling and journalism."

IMELDA ABANO, INTERNEWS
NOMINEES
Logging is corrupting these islands. One village fights back and wins
National Geographic
 
Rainforest on Fire
The Intercept
 
Silent Forests
House Tiger Productions
 
and the winner of the Environmental impact award is...

 Silent Forests

 Mariah Wilson, House Tiger Productions

"This powerful documentary expertly highlights the need for wildlife conservation and strengthening of law enforcement efforts. It is a powerful example of our intrinsic relationship with the planet and resonates globally, in a refreshing and deeply meaningful way."

Environmental impact award jury

RADIO + AUDIO AWARD

"I was lucky enough to be a judge on this category, so congratulations to all of the nominees, because we loved listening to your pieces."

GEMMA CAIRNEY, BBC RADIO
NOMINEES
Minneapolis to Mogadishu
AfroQueer Podcast
AQ Studios
The Undercover Migrant
BBC
 
Mothers of Invention Podcast
Doc Society
 
and the winner of the Radio AND AUDIO Award is...

 The Undercover Migrant

 BBC

"This podcast was engaging from start to finish. We were moved by Azeteng’s commitment and dedication to documenting the trials and tribulations of West African migrants to Europe. The quality and the depth of the reporting is apparent even to the casual listener."

Radio + Audio award jury

STUDENT AWARD

"There are exceptional talents emerging all over the world and they are already proving to be thought-provoking storytellers."

Jamie Angus, Director OF BBC World Service
NOMINEES

Special Mention:
The Fish You (Don’t Know You Eat) – University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism

Isle of Us
National Film and Television School
Laura Wadha
Miss Curvy
National Film and Television School
 Ghada Eldemellawy
Separation
University College London
Wei Han
and the winner of the Student award is...

Separation

Han Wei, University College London

"Separation is an incredibly moving, character-led observational film that subtly unpacks many themes and topical issues in contemporary China. The jury thought the film was very well crafted and felt particularly devastated by the final scenes."

Student award jury

TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY AWARD

"Some of the investigations show just how important it is, in a proper documentary where you get beneath the surface of society in order to see exactly what is going on."

Jonathan Charles, EBRD
NOMINEES

Special Mention:
The Husband School – Al Jazeera, Witness

The Beast
 Record TV
 
The Yazidis Secret Children
BBC Persian Service
 
Undercover with the Clerics: Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade
BBC News Arabic
 
and the winner of the Television documentary award is...

 The Yazidis Secret Children

 BBC Persian Service

"A heart-breaking film that draws you in from start. It is a well told, concise, wonderful bit of storytelling that teaches the audience about a community we didn’t know about. The whole documentary was powerful."

Television documentary award jury

POPULAR FEATURES AWARD

"The quality of research across all the entries was evident as was the abundance of highly memorable and unique voices central to engaging the audience."

Louisa Compton, Channel 4
In Refugee Settlements in Uganda, Survivors Grapple with How to Raise Children Born of Rape
Glamour
 
Stacey Dooley Investigates: Nigeria’s Female Suicide Bombers
BBC Three
 BBC Northern Ireland
Thailand’s Rebel Artists
Al Jazeera English
 101 East
and the winner of the Popular Features award is...

 In Refugee Settlements in Uganda, Survivors Grapple with How to Raise Children Born of Rape

 Amanda Sperber, Glamour

"The jury unanimously agreed this piece was a worthy winner for its haunting descriptions of sexual violence. The jury appreciated that Amanda Sperber’s sensitive approach still didn't shy from highlighting the impact of war and the complex journey survivors of sexual violence face."

Popular Features award jury

NEWS AWARD

"It’s so hard to make the decision when so many of the entries are of such a high calibre."

Jeremy Bowen, BBC
NOMINEES
The Targeting of Ambulances in Idlib
Channel 4 News
 ITN
Uighur Families
 BBC News
 
Working the night shift on Malaria's frontline in Sierra Leone
BBC Digital
 On Our Radar
and the winner of the News award is...

Uighur Families

BBC News

"Uighur Families packed an incredible amount of journalism into just a few minutes. The jury unanimously felt it did what is at the core of the One World Media Awards; giving a voice to people who are not otherwise being heard. The deeply disturbing stories are backed up by in depth research and a commitment to follow leads no matter where they went."

News award jury
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