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One World Media is a non-profit organisation, registered in the UK as a charitable trust. It is based in London. The charity promotes media that contributes to global dialogue and understanding, human rights and development, mobilising a global media community that shares the same values. It is an initiative intended to allow broadcasters a wider access to audiences for ideas on international development.
The One World Media Awards are for campaigners and journalists who raise awareness of development issues. They recognise excellence in media coverage of the developing world and its social and cultural life. They are presented annually in a ceremony in London. These prizes, which have been called the "Oscars of factual broadcasting in the UK", were described by news presenter Jon Snow as "the awards that people in the industry really want to win". In recent years Snow has also presented the awards.
|Journalist of the Year||Jamal Osman||ITN for Channel 4|
|Radio||Assignment - Haiti Cholera Epidemic||BBC World Service|
|Television||Sri Lanka's Killing Fields||ITN for Channel 4|
|Documentary||Sri Lanka's Killing Fields||ITN for Channel 4|
|New Media||Our Africa||SOS Children's Villages UK|
|News||Nato units left 61 migrants to die of hunger and thirst||The Guardian|
|Drama||Otelo Burning||Otelo Burning Films|
|Children's Rights||Africa Investigates: Spell of the Albino||InsightNewsTV for Al Jazeera English|
|Press||The Rape of Men||The Observer|
|Popular Features||Toughest Place to be a Binman||BBC Two|
|Sustainable Development||There Once Was An Island||On the Level Productions|
|Student||Bagong Silang||Zena Merton, Giselle Santos and Stefan Werc, London College of Communication|
|Special||Gem TV, Ethiopia|
The 25th annual One World Media Awards took place on Tuesday 7 May at Kings Place in London.
|International Journalist of the Year||Sue Lloyd-Roberts||BBC Newsnight|
|Radio||Assignment/ Crossing Continents: Uzbekistan||BBC World|
|Television||Unreported World: The Master Chef of Mogadishu||Channel 4|
|Documentary||In The Shadow Of The Sun/ Storyville: The Albino Witchcraft Murders||Inroad Films and Century Films for BBC Storyville|
|New Voice||Tahir Qadiry||BBC Persian|
|News||Somali Justice||Channel 4 News|
|Press||Death Metal||Guardian Weekend Magazine|
|Student||Almost Famous||Vincent Du, Goldsmiths|
|Special||Objective TV, Azerbaijan|
Since 1987, One World Media has been working with insiders and experts across all media.
In 2010, One World Media introduced the inaugural One World Media Week, a programme of events held in conjunction with the Awards. Its events range from panel discussions and lectures covering relevant issues in media and development, film screenings and a day for new and emerging media professionals interesting in documentary filmmaking and journalism, featuring free workshops, masterclasses, discussion and more.
One World Media also runs a Student Media Programme, with a range of university media courses around the UK. The programme aims to support and encourage tomorrow's journalists and documentary filmmakers to produce high-quality media coverage of the developing world through workshops and events covering a range of issues relating to reporting and filmmaking in developing countries. The project is currently funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development, as part of its Development Awareness Fund.
Since 1997, the charity has also run the One World Media Fellowships, which brings a group of senior broadcasters from overseas to the UK, where they exchange ideas and experiences with their counterparts. One World Media also runs a number of other events, including sessions at the Sheffield Documentary Festival.
The current director is Clothilde Redfern.
During her maternity absence in 2015 the journalist and broadcaster, Shyama Perera, stepped in as Acting Director.
The Trustees of One World Media are: