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  • Pitch your film at the Global Short Docs Forum 2020!

    This year, we are thrilled to be joined by some of the most established digital media platforms in the industry, including: AJE Witness, BBC Arabic, CBC, The Guardian, Thomson Reuters Foundation and VICE World News. 12 filmmakers selected for the Global Short Docs Forum 2020 will join an intensive 4-week training and mentoring programme, leading to one-to-one pitching sessions…

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    Why it is crucial to champion international coverage of the pandemic

    Accurate, impartial and accessible journalism has never felt more important. As we near the deadline for entries to the OWM Coronavirus Reporting Award, we spoke to some of the award judges to hear more about the importance of shining a light on the work of the journalists and filmmakers who are covering the pandemic.  “This…

  • Introducing the judges of Coronavirus Reporting Award 2020

    With just 1 week to go to until the entry deadline, we are thrilled to announce the judges of the OWM Coronavirus Reporting Award 2020! This award seeks to champion stories that show us international perspectives on the pandemic, particularly spotlighting solutions-based stories. Our five judges have been specially selected for their expertise across the international reporting and development sectors: Heba…

  • 🎥 Apply now for the Global Short Docs Forum

    The Global Short Docs Forum 2020 will bring together 12 filmmakers, selected from a global call, to attend an intensive online training programme and one-to-one pitching sessions. Over four weeks of masterclasses, workshops and mentoring we will help you take your short doc from conception to commission. Apply now!

  • Announcing the Coronavirus Reporting Award 2020

    The One World Media Awards this year come at an unusual time, as we face the Covid-19 pandemic. In response to the exceptional work of journalists and filmmakers covering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries, we are launching the Coronavirus Reporting Award 2020, supported by EBRD.  We did not want to wait…

  • Welcome to the One World Media Awards!

    We are thrilled to bring you a day of online events and a brand new digital exhibition celebrating the exceptional work of the nominees and winners of the 32nd Annual One World Media Awards.   PROGRAMME OF EVENTS How to find your voice as a young journalist 11:00AM BST  |  YouTube Premiere  Gemma Bradshaw, Director…

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    Philippine media organisation ‘Rappler’ receives special recognition at the One World Media Awards

    Today’s conviction of its founder and the unlawful arrest of other staff members has not stopped Rappler from uncovering corruption and fighting for press freedom. Ahead of the One World Media Awards later this week, today we are pleased to announce that Rappler will be the recipient of the prestigious One World Media Special Award…

  • Ones to watch: Meet the new OWM Fellows!

    We are thrilled to introduce the 20 talented journalists and filmmakers selected to join the One World Media Fellowship 2020. This year, we received a record-breaking number of entries from more countries than ever before. The quality, diversity and passion of the applications was overwhelming. Showing us all just how important it is in times like these, to…

  • You are invited to the One World Media Awards 2020!

    This year, we are bringing the excitement of the One World Media Awards online! On Thursday 18th June, we invite you to join us for a day celebrating filmmakers and journalists all over the world. From our brand new, online awards exhibition to a series of exclusive live stream events, the 32nd Annual One World…

  • How to create social impact with your filmmaking

    The world is changing rapidly, encouraging us all to reflect on our priorities and make better use of the tools we still have available to us. In this guest blog, Egbert Wits from EngageMedia reflects on how filmmakers can harness the power of online video as a tool for social change.   In these strange…