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The One World Media Awards celebrate underreported stories that break down stereotypes, change the narrative and connect people from different cultures.

To make the final selection of this year’s nominees, 60+ of the industry’s most distinguished journalists, filmmakers and media professionals gathered from every corner of the world for an online Jury Day we will never forget.

From hundreds of entries, from over 60 countries, we are thrilled to now announce the final three nominees, across all 15 awards categories! The work highlighted below represents the very best of the industry’s media coverage of developing countries. The winners will be announced at the online awards exhibition on Thursday 18 June 2020.

See below for the nominees in each category:

Children in Conflict Reporting Award Digital Media Award Environmental Impact Award Feature Documentary Award International Journalist of the Year Award News Award New Voice Award Popular Features Award Print Award Radio and Audio Award Refugee Reporting Award Short Film Award Special Award Student Award Television Documentary Award
Children in Conflict Reporting Award

Sponsored by Save the Children

Save the Children

Afghanistan Civilian Casualties – Vice News

Auto Repair Shop Jump-Starts Ugandan Child Soldiers into New Lives – The Thomson Reuters Foundation

Central African Republic Child Brides – Vice News

Cubs of the Caliphate – Sky News

In Limbo: ‘Isis Children’ in Prison – Mail & Guardian

IS Fighter Orphans in Libya – BBC News

Lost Generation – Vice News

A Man Made War Paid for by Women and Children – The GroundTruth Project

The Palestinian Kids Fighting Israel’s Occupation – AJ+

South Sudan’s Child Soldiers – Sky News

The Vulnerability Contest – News Deeply

Yemen Air-Strikes: Made in America – CNN

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Digital Media Award

Sponsored by Google

China’s Muslim Internment Camps – BBC News

Coding Like a Girl – Al Jazeera English

El Helicoide: The Shopping Mall that Became a Torture Prison – BBC World Service

The Final Frontier: Who Owns the Oceans and their Hidden Treasures? – The Thomson Reuters Foundation

How Nigeria’s Fear of Child ‘Witchcraft’ Ruins Young Lives – Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division

The Last Generation – The GroundTruth Project/ Frontline PBS

Made in America: Shrapnel in Yemen ties US Bombs to Civilian Deaths – CNN

Sex and the Sugar Daddy – BBC Africa Eye

Stealing the Kingdom: The Sacking of Wau Shilluk – African Defence Review

Yemen’s Skies of Terror – Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division

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Environmental Reporting Award

The Amazonian Tribe Defending their Land with Technology – Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division

Brazil Dam Collapse: Bodies Pulled from Toxic Mud as Hope Fades for Survivors – The Guardian

Climate Change Creates a New Migration Crisis for Bangladesh – National Geographic

Critically Endangered Giant Fish on Menu at Luxury Restaurants – National Geographic

Day Zero: Cape Town – Vice News

The Defenders – The Guardian

Earthrise – Eco-cremation – Al Jazeera English

Gambians Fight Chinese Fishmeal Factory as Fish Prices Soar, Stocks Fall – News Deeply

How Climate Change is Plunging Senegal’s Herders into Poverty – IRIN News

A New Weapon In The War Against Plastic Waste – NPR

Unreported World – World’s Dirtiest Air – Channel Four Television

Voices of Paracatu and Bento – VideoFilmes and GloboNews

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Feature Documentary Award

Freedom Fields – Huna Productions

Hebron: A Weapon of Life – BBC Arabic

Insha’Allah Democracy – 64th Street Media, LLC

In The Name Of Your Daughter – Defying Destiny Films

The Judge – Idle Wild Films, Inc.

Our Man in Tehran – PBS FRONTLINE

Soyalism – Elliot Films

A Thousand Girls Like Me – Afghanistan Doc House

Under the Wire – Arrow Media

Unsettling – Iris Zaki

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International Journalist of the Year Award

Anas Aremeyaw Anas – Freelance

Bel Trew – The Independent

Guillermo Galdos – Channel 4 News

Inna Lazareva – Freelance

John Ray – ITV News

Mary Ann Jolley – Al Jazeera English

Mehdi Hasan – Al Jazeera English

Nima Elbagir – CNN

Orla Guerin – BBC News

Rina Chandran – Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thaslima Begum – Freelance

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New Voice Award

Ali Alibrahim – Verité Production

Jack Losh – Freelance

Kemi Busari – Premium Times

Kieran Guilbert – Thomson Reuters Foundation

Madlen Davies – The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Melissa Fajardo – NowThis Media

Nawal Al-Maghafi – BBC Arabic

Oscar Lopez – Freelance

Simon Allison – Mail & Guardian

Yen Duong Do Bao – Freelance

Yousra Elbagir – Channel 4 News

Zia Weise – Freelance

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News Award

Bloodshed at Gaza’s border – Channel 4 News

Cape Town Is Running Out Of Water – AJ+

Democratic Republic of Congo: The Forgotten Tragedy – Sky News

El Salvador: Deportees Return to a Gang-Ravaged Homeland – CNN

Fighting Ebola in a DR Congo warzone – France 24

Inside Venezuela’s Healthcare Crisis – Sky News

Mexico’s Drug Wars – BBC News

The Most Occupied City in the World? – AJ+

Mosul Destroyed – ITV News

No Crisis Here: Venezuela’s Health Catastrophe – TRT World

Undercover with Nigeria’s Pushermen – CNN

Venezuela Markets – BBC News

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Popular Features Award

7 Portraits of Young People Travelling in the Migrant Caravan – Teen Vogue

Climate Change is Creating a New Atmosphere of Gender Inequality for Women in Malawi – Teen Vogue

The Feminist DJs in Uganda Taking Back the Night – CNN

Gaza: Three Generations Under Occupation – TRT World

Going the Distance – Rookie Mag

King of the Arena – Clouded Vision

The Muslims Who Want to Save Octopuses – The Atlantic

The Papier-Mâché Wizards of Mexico – Roads and Kingdoms

Rebels with a Cause – Elle UK x The Fuller Project for International Reporting

The Rising Voices of Women in Pakistan – National Geographic

Sex and the Sugar Daddy – BBC Africa Eye

Things Fall Apart – The Atavist Magazine

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Radio & Audio Award

Supported by EBU

“The 77 Percent”: Music and Politics in Africa – DW

Colorism in South Sudan – Al Jazeera, The Take

From the Ground Up – BBC World Service

Gaza Outside Broadcast – BBC Today Programme

Indian Rave – BBC Radio 4

Mongolian Desert, Middle of the Summer – Czech Radio

Nigeria’s Patient Prisoners – BBC World Service

Niger’s Trafficking Trade – BBC Today Programme

The Number One Ladies’ Landmine Agency – BBC World Service

Poking the Establishment – CTVC

Singing for Survival in Cucuta – BBC World Service

A US Corporation Wants to Raze a Gold-Rich Mountain in Peru. Meet the Woman who Stands in its Way – PRI’s The World

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Refugee Reporting Award

Sponsored by British Red Cross

British Red Cross

Another News Story – Wislocki Films Ltd

Britain’s Refugee Children – Channel 4

Dangerous Exit: Who Controls How Syrians in Lebanon Go Home – Refugees Deeply

Destination Europe – IRIN

Escaping Europe – BBC News

Faultlines – No Shelter: Family Separation at the Border – Al Jazeera English

Fleeing Hate: LQBTQ+ Migrants on the Caravan – NowThis Media

From Refugee to Commodity – The Weather Channel

From the Killing Fields to Exile Without Hope – The National

Rohingya One Year – VICE News

Tanzania Granted the Largest-Ever Mass Citizenship to Refugees. Then What? – The Christian Science Monitor

Unreported World: Venezuela’s Lost Children – Channel 4

Venezuela’s Refugee Crisis – The Financial Times

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Short Film Award

Ballet and Bullets: Dancing Out of the Favela – VICE

Boko Haram HuntressAl Jazeera English, Witness

Georgia’s Rave Revolution – BBC

ISIS Children – Maraya Media

Korean Lovers in BaghdadAl Jazeera English, Witness

Little Pyongyang – Roxy Rezvany

Marielle and Monica – The Guardian

Nirvana – Dir: Jess Kohl / PrettyBird

Not With Fire But With Paint – Molly Manning Walker

Riding ‘The Death Train’ to America’s Border – Channel 4 News

Through Our Eyes: Syria – NowThis Media

Venezuela: Smuggling Dreams – Al Jazeera English, Witness

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Special Award

Africa Uncensored – Kenya

Bihus.Info – Ukraine

Bulatlat – Philippines

Medyascope TV – Turkey

Nawaat – Tunisia

Radio Fresh – Syria

Radio Inzamba – Rwanda

Rappler – Philippines

Salam Afghanistan Media Organization – Afghanistan

Tiempo Argentino – Argentina

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Television Documentary Award

Sponsored by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

 

After the Fall – VICE

Crossing the Line: Colombia’s Rebels – TRT World

Democracy Now! Special: Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara—A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony – Democracy Now!

Hotspots: On The Frontline- In The DRC, Ukraine and Libya – Sky

Journey in the Danger Zone: Iraq – BBC

Myanmar’s Killing Fields – Channel 4

Nigeria’s Stolen Daughters – BBC Two

Sweet Sweet Codeine – BBC Africa Eye

The UN Sex Abuse Scandal – Channel 4

Where Childhood Died – RT

Who Cares About Israel’s Thai Workers? – BBC News

Witness – Back to Kinshasa – Al Jazeera English

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Print Award

A Suicide in Gaza – Sarah Helm for The Guardian

Ballots and Bloodshed: The Militarization of Local Politics in South Africa – Christopher Clark for Guernica

Can Peace-Builders End the War with Boko Haram? – Hazel Healy for New Internationalist

Dividing Lines  – Jack Losh for Granta

How to Topple a Dictator: the Rebel Plot that Freed the Gambia – Philip Róin and Mikkel Danielsen for The Guardian

Meet the Female Activists Standing Up To Fundamentalism In Eastern Yemen – Georgina Stubbs for The Sunday Times Magazine

Men Kill Women Because They Can’: Inside El Salvador’s Devastating Femicide Crisis – Louise Donovan for ELLE UK

Niger: Europe’s Migration Laboratory – Daniel Howden and Giacomo Zandonini for News Deeply

Socotra Island: The Unesco-Protected ‘Jewel of Arabia’ Vanishing Amid Yemen’s Civil War – Bethan McKernan and Lucy Towers for The Independent

The Disco Diva of Saigon – Simon Stanley for Roads and Kingdoms

The Gangbusters of El Salvador – Sarah Esther Maslin for 1843

The Medicis in the Desert – Nicolas Pelham for 1843

Why Water is a Growing Faultline Between Turkey and Iraq – Erika Solomon and Laura Pitel for The Financial Times

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Student Award

Absent – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

After the Silence – National Film and Television School

Anak Malaysia – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

Fake News Fairytale – National Film and Television School

Fantasia Warriors – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

On the Move – University of the West of Scotland

On the Wave of Life – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

Part of the Family – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

The Country Clinic – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

The Kingdom of Men – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

Unearthed – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

When Saving Lives Becomes a Crime – Goldsmiths, University of London

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Short Film Award

Nominees:

Lawaris: Karachi’s Unidentified Dead – Owen Kean for Vice

The Nightcrawlers – Alexander A. Mora for Genius Loki Films & Violet Films

Unreported World: Girls Behind Bars – Datshiane Navanayagam for Channel 4

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

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Student Award

Nominees:

Isle of Us – National Film and Television School

Miss Curvy – National Film and Television School

Separation – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

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

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Refugee Reporting Award

Sponsored by British Red Cross

British Red Cross

 

Nominees:

Enslaved on a British cannabis farm: ‘The plants were more valuable than my life’ – The Guardian

“I will not leave this place.” Refusing to become a refugee and other reflections from the heart of Congo’s ongoing conflict – Global Press Journal

Libya: The Infernal Trap – France 24

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Popular Features Award

Nominees:

In Refugee Settlements in Uganda, Survivors Grapple With How to Raise Children Born of Rape – Amanda Sperber for Glamour Magazine

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Nigeria’s Female Suicide Bombers – Stacey Dooley for BBC Three

Thailand’s Rebel Artists – Drew Ambrose for Al Jazeera

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Print Award

Nominees:

How to save a country from snakebite – Yao-Hua Law for Mosaic

I Can No Longer Continue to Live Here – Jill Filipovic for Politico Magazine

WWF’s Secret War – Tom Warren and Katie J.M. Baker for Buzzfeed

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Radio & Audio Award

Nominees:

AfroQueer Podcast – AQ Studios

Mothers of Invention – Doc Society

The Undercover Migrant – BBC World Service

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Television Documentary Award

Sponsored by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

 

Nominees:

The Beast – Record TV

The Yazidis Secret Children – BBC Persian

Undercover with the Clerics: Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade – BBC News Arabic

 

Special Mention:

The Husband School – Al Jazeera, Witness

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News Award

Nominees:

The targeting of ambulances in Idlib – Channel 4 News

Uighur Families – BBC News

Working the nightshift on malaria’s frontline in Sierra Leone – On Our Radar for BBC News Digital

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Children in Conflict Reporting Award

Sponsored by Save the Children

Save the Children

 

Nominees:

Inside Idlib: 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

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Environment Impact Award

Nominees:

Logging is corrupting these islands. One village fights back—and wins – National Geographic

Rainforest on Fire – The Intercept

Silent Forests – Mariah Wilson for House Tiger Productions

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Digital Media Award

Sponsored by Google

Nominees:

Generation Gulag – Coda Story

SHELL SHOCKED – The Intercept

Treasure Hunters: The lost coins of Alexander the Great – BBC News Arabic

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New Voice Award

Nominees:

Naseh Shaker – Freelance

Oscar Lopez – Freelance

Shatha Hammad – Middle East Eye

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Feature Documentary Award

Nominees:

Defying the Cutting Season – Giselle Portenier for Defying Destiny Films Inc

The Letter – Maia Lekow and Christopher King for Circle & Square Films

Trial of Ratko Mladic – Henry Singer and Rob Miller for Sandpaper Films Production

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International Journalist of the Year Award

Nominees:

Alex Crawford – Sky News

Fisayo Soyombo – The Cable

John Sudworth – BBC News

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Special Award

Nominees:

Agência Pública – Brazil

Mail & Guardian – South Africa

Rappler – The Philippines

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