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  • Staff Pick: Living the Chinese Dream

    For years the Chinese city of Yiwu has welcomed business-savvy Syrians, Yemenis, Libyans and Iraqis, but without laws recognising refugees many of the city’s migrants are worried about how long they will be able to stay in what has become their second home. Directed by Shanshan Chen     Q+A with the filmmaker For this…

  • Staff Pick: Love in the Factories

    Pressured into conforming to heterosexual expectations, LGBT women seek refuge by going to work in Cambodia’s garment factories. Directed by Eve Watling     Q+A with the filmmaker For the first of our monthly Staff Pick spotlights, we’re thrilled to introduce the brilliant short doc, Love In The Factories: Cambodia’s Underground LGBT Community. Directed by…

  • Introducing: OWM Presents

    From Sudan’s First Flying Robot Farmer to Korean Lovers in Baghdad, explore a selection of short films, photo essays and articles created by the One World Media alumni in our new playlist! WATCH HERE

  • How to prepare for a shoot as a photojournalist

    Award-winning journalist and photographer, Kate Holt shares her checklist for preparing for a shoot. By Kate Holt I have been a photojournalist for twenty years. No two shoots are ever the same, and over the years I have developed a personal checklist that I run through. Here are a few. Check your kit before every…

  • 5 Tips for Journalists Reporting Internationally

    Investigative journalist Julie Noon shares her top 5 tips for journalists reporting internationally. By Julie Noon Embarking on your first international reporting trip can be a daunting task. With risk assessments to fill out, langauge barriers to overcome and unfamiliar territory to navigate, there is often a whole host of new challenges you are faced with before, during…

  • 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…

  • 12 Fellows selected from a record-breaking number of entries!

      We are thrilled to welcome these 12 talented filmmakers and journalists to our 2019 Fellowship program!    This year we received a record-smashing number of entries, from over 50 countries, reflecting our continued commitment to support emerging talent from all over the world. From Yzza, a Moroccan doc filmmaker reporting on the challenges of the seasonal workers…

  • 5 important things to remember during your shoot

      “We’ll just fix it in post.” As a documentary filmmaker making your first films, you will often find yourself wearing multiple hats. You’re the director, the camera operator, the lighting assistant, the sound engineer and more often than not, the editor. This inevitably means that on a shoot you have a huge amount to…

  • Where Are They Now? – Fellowship Alumni

    This industry can be a tough nut to crack. It’s difficult to know where to start, who to speak to, and how to get a foot through the door. This is true for filmmakers and journalists all over the world. Filmmakers and journalists who have creative, nuanced and untold international stories at their fingertips, but no…

  • We’re taking our media fellowship global!

      There is a huge appetite for stories from developing countries, so in a climate of challenged media freedoms, it’s even more important to champion new talent who are telling their stories with integrity and creativity.   Time and time again we see filmmakers and journalists going above and beyond to bring us untold international…