Special Award

The Special Award is given to an independent media organisation based in a developing country using media to address social, cultural, political and economic issues.

The Award seeks to recognise and encourage outstanding reporting that informs the public, provides an outlet for local people’s voices, creates a space for critical information and holds those in power to account.

The winning organisation will also receive round-trip airfare to London and accommodation for one representative to attend the One World Media Awards ceremony in June 2017.


Radio or television broadcasters, production companies, print publications and websites are eligible to enter.

The jury will give greater consideration to organisations with a wide reach and impact, but will also take into account the size and available resources of the organisation. The organisation must be financially sustainable and, where applicable, show lasting impact and/or how it has affected public opinion or government policy.

There is no entry fee for the Special Award.

How to Enter

In order to enter the Special Award category, you must send a completed application form and letters from two independent references to contact@oneworldmedia.org.uk.

Entries for the 2017 One World Media Awards are now closed.  View 2017 Shortlist

Past winners include:

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, Syria – 2016

Welad ElBalad, Egypt – 2015

Premium Times, Nigeria – 2014

Objective TV, Azerbaijan – 2013

Gem TV, Ethiopia – 2012