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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…

  • 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…

  • Celebrating 10 years at One World Media!

    After 10 years at One World Media, Leanne Dmyterko shares her highlights. After an incredible 10 years at One World Media, Leanne Dmyterko is moving on to a new role. Over her time here, Leanne has shaped the One World Media Awards into one of the industry’s most prestigious and exciting events, and she will be greatly missed!…

  • Behind the scenes as a One World Media Trustee

    Executive producer, Monica Garnsey discusses her experiences as a One World Media Trustee.   From judging on our Awards panels and selecting our Fellows, to shaping our fundraising, branding and business strategy, our board of trustees play a crucial role in helping One World Media support strong and independent media coverage from all over the world. With just…

  • 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…

  • Q+A with Isam Uraiqat, Editor of AlHudood

      Journalists and filmmakers are society’s watchdogs, ensuring government accountability and informing people of what is going on in the world around them. Yet they are increasingly under pressure to report against the backdrop of bans, threats and restrictions around the world. We spoke to Isam Uraiqat, Editor-in-Chief at AlHudood and One World Media Special…

  • Q+A with the gatekeepers

      If you had 20 minutes to pitch your short documentary to the BBC, what would you say? For any ambitious filmmaker, the opportunity to have 20 minutes of undivided attention from a commissioner is a dream come true. However, it’s not always easy knowing how to approach the pitch: what to include, what to avoid and what…