See below for the longlist in each category.

International Journalist of the Year
Feature Documentary Award
New Voice Award
Television Documentary Award
Radio Award
Print Award
Digital Media Award
News Award
Refugee Reporting Award
Student Award
Women Entrepreneurs Reporting Award
Popular Features Award
Short Film Award
Special Award
New Voice Award

Sahar Zand – BBC World Service English

Aliya Ram – Financial Times

Rachel Savage – Freelance

Christina Goldblum – Freelance

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo – Reuters

Gerry Shih – Associated Press

Nawal Al Maghafi – BBC Arabic

Jack Losh – Freelance

Zia Weise – Freelance

Ryan Brown – Christian Science Monitor

Cathy Otten – Freelance

Joshua Baker – BBC Panorama

Popular Features Award

56 Miles of Freedom – Ryan Brown for Runners World

The Gardeners of Kabul – BBC Persian

Gay, trans and illegal in Lebanon – BBC Pop Up/BBC Stories

Hijabi Superheroes – AJ+

Himba – BBC News

Inside the Strange Saga of a Cairo Novelist Imprisoned for Obscenity – Jonathan Guyer for Rolling Stone

Jordanian graffiti artists brighten Amman’s drab streets – Yasmine Canga-Valles for AFP

Meet the women risking their lives to save civilians in Syria – Rosie Benson and Hilal Seven for Marie Claire UK

Outpost: Rapa Nui Serenade – Story House Entertainment

Outpost: Trans in Brazil – Story House Entertainment

Stacey Dooley Face to Face with ISIS – Insight TWI, Commissioned by BBC Three

We are not the world: Inside the ‘perfect storm’of famineIRIN News

International Journalist of the Year

Alex Crawford – Sky News

Clarissa Ward – CNN International

Elle Reeve – Vice UK

Fergal Keane – BBC News

Guillermo Galdos – Channel 4 News

Iona Craig – Freelance

Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura – The New York Times

Nafiseh Kohnavard – BBC Persian

Nima Elbagir – CNN International

Oliver Holmes – The Guardian

Orla Guerin – BBC News

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo – Reuters

Feature Documentary Award

Sponsored by Bertha Foundation

Bertha Foundation


24th street – Zhiqi Pan’s Documentary Studio

Cahier Africain – Al Jazeera English

Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas – WG Film 

Even When I Fall – Postcode Films and Satya Films

Namrud (Troublemaker) – Filmdelights

The other side of the wall – Intactes

Silas – Big World Cinema

Still Alive – Rayuela Productions

Thank You For The Rain – Banyak Films

To End a War – Univision & Fusion Story House Entertainment

Truth Detectives – Mareshka Kollektiv Büro

The Workers Cup – The Workers Cup Limited

Television Documentary Award

Sponsored by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

European Bank

Al Jazeera Investigates: The Oligarchs – Al Jazeera Media Network

The Boy Who Started the Syrian War – Al Jazeera English

Children of the Farc – Al Jazeera English

Exodus: Our Journey Continues (Episode 2) – Keo Films

The Fight for Mosul – Mongoose Pictures

Going back to Pakistan – Al Jazeera English

Hunted in Sudan – Native Voice Films

ISIS and the battle for Iraq – Quicksilver Media

Our World: Sex Slaves of Al Shabaab – BBC

Ukraine’s Frontline Bakery – BBC News

Unreported World – Africa’s Perfect Storm – Quicksilver Media

Radio Award

Behind the Headline: The Rohingya Crisis with Ashish Joshi – Sky News

Diary of a Pakistan Atheist – BBC

Economic Partnership Agreement – Sven Kacirek and Daniel Mburu Muhuni for Pingipung Records

Last Call from Aleppo – BBC

Migration trail podcast (Episode 2) – Killing Architects

The Lost Children of ISIS – BBC World Service English

Nigeria: Shooting It Like A Woman – Culture Wise Productions

Documentary on One:Perfume Isle’s Fatal Lure – RTÉ Radio 1

Pride, Passion and Palestinian Horse – BBC

South Sudan: A Failure to Act – BBC World Service English

Welcome to Wakaliwood – Olivia Humphreys for BBC Radio 4

Yangon Renaissance: Punks, Poets and Painters – Eve Streeter for BBC Radio 4

Print Award

 The Inescapable Poet of Nicaragua – Tim Neville for The New York Times

Nearly There, but Never Further Away: Europe has outsourced the dirty work of border control to Libyan militias. In doing so, it has turned African migrants into commodities to be captured, sold, and traded like slaves – Peter Tinti for Foreign Policy

Trafficking and exploitation in focus ‘I hope you’re ready to get married’: in search of Vietnam’s kidnapped brides – Kate Hodal for The Guardian

Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides – Gethin Chamberlain for Observer New Review

Hunger Eats away at Venezuala’s soul as its people struggle to survive – Emma Graham-Harrison for The Observer

The Uncounted – Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal for New York Times Magazine

On the frontline with Karachi’s ambulance drivers – Samira Shackle for mosaicscience.com (Wellcome Trust), republished by The Guardian

A Shelter With No Room For Stigma – Adriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times

My Husband Sold Me To A Brothel– Corinne Redfern for Elle UK

The girls being sold into sex work in Myanmar – Katie Arnold for Al Jazeera

The Men Who Rescue Mosul’s Dead – John Beck for GQ

Slaves of Isis: the long walk of the Yazidi women – Cathy Otten for The Guardian

Two Bags of Cash for Boko Haram: Freedom for the world’s hostages came at a Heavy Price – Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw for The Wall Street Journal

Digital Media Award

Sponsored by Google


DeathTolls Experience – Ali Eslami, Alllnesss

The Holy Road – dirkjanvisser photography

Huffpost Project Zero 360 Film series – Huffpost

Lagos Population – BBC News

The Lives Behind the Label – On Our Radar

Made Up to Look Beautiful, Sent out to Die – BBC

Migration Trail – Killing Architects

Mothers and Children First – Michele Bertelli, Felix Lill, Genciano Pedriel, Javier Sauras

Oil In Our Creeks – Contrast VR

The Politics of Death – The Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Secret Lives of Young IS Fighters – BBC News

Syria from Space – BBC Arabic

News Award

Brazil – Amazon Indigenous Killings – Al Jazeera

Conflict and Cholera: Yemen’s Catastrophe – BBC Arabic

DRC Child Mining – Sky News

From Tehran to Najaf, a pilgrimage fraught with danger – France 24

Helmand – BBC World Service

India’s Sanitary Pad Man – PBS

Indonesia – Papua’s Measles Outbreak – Al Jazeera

Inside South Sudan: The human cost of man-made famine – ITV News

Libya Slave Auction – CNN

Raqqa IS Escape – BBC News

Rohingya Exodus – Sky News

Papua New Guinea’s Forest Destruction – Al Jazeera


Refugee Reporting Award

Sponsored by British Red Cross

British Red Cross

After the deportation: How Jordan left Sudanese refugees to death and separation – 7iber

Africa’s Billion Pound Migrant Trail – BBC Panorama

East goes West: Dangerous Passage And Uncertainty In Europe Push Migrants, Refugees To Americas – Journalists for Transparency

Escape from Syria: Rania’s Odyssey – The Guardian

Exodus: Our Journey Continues (Episode 3) – Keo Films

Hope Speaks Out – BBC World Service

Inside Europe’s Refugee Crisis – AJ+

Inside Israel’s Secret Program to Get Red of African Refugees – Foreign Policy

New Neighbors – VICE UK

Refugees Got Talent – Al Jazeera

Road to Damascus: The Syrian Refugees Who Want to Go Home – The Irish Times

Rohingya’s Exodus – Sky News

The Smuggling Game – Thomson Reuters Foundation

Student Award

Abrázame (Hold Me) – Jas Doyle-Pitt, National Film and Television School

The Ashes of Water – Antonia Perello, Open City Docs School, University College London

China in Ethiopia – Paul Zhou, Open City Docs School, University College London

Circle – Jayisha Patel, National Film and Television School

Coming from the mountain – Paloma Duplat Santofimio, Open City Docs School, University College London

Mercadoria – Julia Araújo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro UFRJ

Spring Hopes: Our Way To Live Free – Bernhard Wenger, Vienna Filmacademy

Surviving the City – International Reporting Program, University of British Columbia

What Remains – Natalie Allison, Open City Docs School, University College London

Woman on the Move – Yee-Liu Williams, Westminster University

Women Entrepreneurs Reporting Award

Sponsored by We-Fi, the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative housed at the World Bank Group



Afghan women refugees resurrected as India’s plastic waste warriors – The Thomson Reuters Foundation

African Voices: Fearless Females – CNN

As They Fight Famine, South Sudan’s Women Won’t Wait for Handouts – Sam Mednick for NewsDeeply

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea – Lisa De Bode for World Policy Journal

Is the Philippines really the best country for female social entrepreneurs? – Rina Diane Caballar for OpenDemocracy 50.50

Jordan´s Water Wise Women –  Al Jazeera English

Najet Werda: Island Kitchen –  Al Jazeera English

Recycling Beirut – BBC World Service English

These Hand-Embroidered Kids Products Inspired by Mexican Folk Stories are Empowering Chiapas Artisans –Christine Bolanos for Remezcla

Two Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria – Didi Akinyelure for The BBC

The 51%, Women Africa Forum in Marrakech – France 24


The 51%, Women Africa Forum in Marrakech – France 24

Short Film Award

Bangladesh: Daulatdia, the sex-worker town – Causette Production

Clash of Narratives – Coda Story

The Infamous Chalk Girl – Younger Productions for The Guardian

Mongolia: Born to Ride – Al Jazeera English

Nigerian Soldiers Killed My Husband – BBC News

Quipu: Calls for justice – The Guardian

The Rebel Puppeteers of Sudan – Roopa Gogineni for The New York Times Op-Docs

The Sprinter Factory – The Guardian

Thug Nation: Venezuela’s broken revolution – Financial Times

The voice of resistance in Palestine is an 11-year-old –  Zoomin TV

Worth Dying For? – The Thomson Reuters Foundation

Africa’s Perfect Storm – Channel Four Television

Special Award

AlHudood CIC (The Borders)– Jordan

ArmanFM – Afghanistan

Global Reporters for the Caribbean– Jamaica

Bright Magazine – Kenya

InterPress Services (Services include: Kenya ConfidentialCitizen Participation in SecurityCitizens Against CorruptionIPS Road Safety– Kenya

Schemes – Ukraine

Mongabay Latam – Peru

Myanmar Now – Myanmar 

Nasha Niva – Belarus

Reporter At-Large – India