One World Media Week 2011
controversy, debate, argument, enlightenment, celebration, inspiration
One World Media Week 2011 featured a series of diverse events that were all concerned with some aspect of the media's role in furthering international development, human rights and global understanding.
Scroll down to find out more about the events, see video and read feedback from selected events.
Monday 9th May
RT@Tahrir_Square: Social Media Lessons for Development from the #Arab Spring
Click here to see a video of this event.
Three months on from the dramatic events in Egypt, ODI and One World Media brought together an expert panel to explore what changes to the media landscape in developing countries could mean for the future of development. Social media opens up new possibilities for getting around restrictive media laws, disseminating information and mobilising political movements. More established forms of media will also continue to empower citizens and encourage accountability.
Access to technology is giving millions of people a chance to communicate
beyond long established boundaries, but what will this mean for the role of
media in developing societies?
in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute
Photo: Tirthankar Bandyopadhyay
Tuesday 10th May
One World Media Awards
The annual One World Media Awards is one of the foremost awards events in the UK. It rewards the most outstanding media coverage of the developing world, and recognises the unique role of journalists and filmmakers in bridging the divide between different societies and raising awareness of vital development issues.
For more on the 2011 One World Media Awards, click here.
Photo: Hannah Maule-Ffinch
Wednesday 11th May
One World Media New Talent Day
One World Media's annual New Talent Day is for people looking to get into journalism or documentary, and who wish to learn how to cover stories from the wider world. The day was held at the University of Westminster and featured workshops, masterclasses, discussion and networking.
This event is part of One World Media's Student Programme, a three-year project, funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development, that works with 23 universities across the UK training future media professionals, student journalists and filmmakers, how to bring the wider world home to the UK.
For more information, click here.
Thursday 12th May
The New News Ecology
sponsored by Institute of Development Studies
This panel discussion examined who now pays for, who reports, and who consumes international journalism. Panellists also discussed what the future holds for foreign correspondents, the role local journalists can play in covering events in their own countries for western media outlets, and the future funding models for producing foreign news.
Photo: Becky Webb
Friday 13th May
Screening and Q&A with John Pilger: The War You Don't See
Directed, produced and written by John Pilger, himself a renowned war reporter, The War You Don't See questions the role of the media in war. The documentary asks whether mainstream news has become an integral part of war-making. Pilger was on location to answer audience questions about the film.
Photo: Becky Webb