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  • How I pitched my documentary to Vice

    Doc filmmaker and Global Short Docs participant, Owen Kean discusses finding a story, pitching with confidence and working with Vice. By Owen Kean   Pakistan’s Forgotten Dead, has over 300,000 views on YouTube and 2 million views on Facebook. The kind of audience doc filmmaker, Owen Kean, never dreamed of reaching whilst he was filming…

  • A Right to Report

    Though there is a growing recognition of the threats to media freedom, journalists and filmmakers are increasingly under pressure to report against the backdrop of restrictions, imprisonment and violence.   Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein was arrested and jailed in Egypt 2 years ago.   Whether you’re a freelance reporter, a large broadcaster or a…

  • 5 ways journalists can improve diversity in the media

    PressPad founder and One World Media alumni, Olivia Crellin shares her top 5 tips for how media professionals can work towards improving representation in the media. By Olivia Crellin The culture, composition and atmosphere of our workplaces and industry are the responsibility of us all. While it may seem that only those in positions of…

  • How steadfast journalism reminds the world of ongoing crises

      In honour of today being World Refugee Day, One World Media recognises the importance of journalism in covering refugee crises.   It’s been more than eight years since the civil war in Syria began, and the tragic aftermath of the crisis has somewhat faded from the public’s view. The United Nations reports that 5,000 people…

  • One World Media Awards 2019: From the Intern’s Perspective

      I’ve worked at One World Media this summer as a communications assistant through my university’s abroad work program. I’ve met and gotten to know One World Media’s six-member team. Every day, I am more impressed and humbled by these women leaders as they continue to reach new heights of success with this small, but strong, non-profit…

  • The importance of reporting on refugee stories: Q+A with British Red Cross

      Back in 2015, at the height of the European refugee crisis, One World Media launched it’s Refugee Reporting Award, in partnership with the British Red Cross. The Award was an important opportunity to highlight media that covered refugee and asylum seeker issues with empathy, understanding and accuracy. 5 years on, as refugee stories fade…

  • How Do Journalists Continue Despite The Dangers?

      What do you do when you’re a journalist under government pressure to stop? You probably hope that you can keep reporting, but you know you’re also taking a massive risk.   Over the years, One World Media has heard first hand from media organisations in developing countries about the intimidation that happens when they…

  • Turning environmental issues into stories

      Last year was one of the hottest years on record. The past four years in fact have seen global temperatures at their highest – a direct result of man-made greenhouse gas emissions. But what does that mean for people and the planet? These environmental declarations can too easily feel intangible and distant. In order to…

  • The Google News Initiative – Building a Stronger Future for Journalism

    A Guest Blog by Google People come to Google looking to access information they can trust, and that information often comes from the reporting of journalists and news organizations around the world. While the demand for quality journalism is as high as it’s ever been, the business of journalism is changing, as publications around the…

  • Why journalism in conflict areas is more vital than ever before…

    A Guest Blog by Save the Children Save the Children’s founder, Eglantyne Jebb, once said: “All wars, whether just or unjust, disastrous or victorious, are waged against the child.” That was 100 years ago, when the memory of the First World War was still raw and famine stalked Europe. But for millions of children across…