The 27th annual One World Media Awards took place on 18th June at BAFTA in London.
In 2015, the annual One World Media Awards moved into its 27th year, taking place for the first time at BAFTA, with long-time presenter Jon Snow. Chairman John Willis kicked off the evening by introducing a new video voiced by Bob Geldof, which showcased One World Media’s work in training the next generation of journalists and filmmakers.
Highlights of the ceremony included documentary Virunga taking home prizes in two categories, the Corruption Reporting Award and the highly lauded Documentary Award, supported by the Bertha Foundation. Al Jazeera’s Juliana Ruhfus accepted the award for the network’s innovative online investigation Pirate Fishing, while Katerina Vittozi, a young freelancer based in Ghana, won the New Voice Award, for up-and-coming journalists making an impact through their reporting. The Special Award winner was Egyptian news platform Welad ElBalad, which is bringing news to a wide audience despite government restrictions.