One World Media Week 2010
In 2010, we were pleased to introduce the first annual One World Media Week.
The week offered opportunities to see films nominated for the Awards; hear from industry leaders about how to engage new audiences with international issues; learn how to develop media skills to increase coverage of the developing world; and find out about inspiring media organizations overseas giving local people a voice.
Climate Change - Has the Media Got It Right?
A debate about what the UK public really thinks about climate change, which explored whether the media is successfully engaging a wide audience or missing the mark.
New Talent Day
This event featured a range of sessions, including talks with leading journalists and filmmakers, discussions on where the opportunities lie for new talent, and a live pitching session with funds on offer to an emerging documentary filmmaker.
Boosting International Drama
This panel discussion focused on the potential of drama to play a bigger role in bringing stories from the wider world to new audiences.
Media as a Tool for Development
Equal Access Nepal and Media Focus on Africa discussed how they use radio and drama as a tool for development. Both organisations run media projects in the developing world that are having a real impact.
White Man to the Rescue? International Development in the Media
This discussion looked at how a balanced view of development can be projected when poor countries are often only deemed newsworthy in times of natural disaster or war. It asked how journalists can avoid the 'white man to the rescue' stereotype.
Orphans of Burma's Cyclone - screening
Filmed covertly over the course of a year by Burmese cameramen, this film follows the lives of eight Burmese orphans and exposes the official intrnsigence of one of the world's most brutal and secretive regimes.
Africa Rising - screening
This controversial, frequently uplifting film considers the failure of Western policies towards Africa and records the inspirational story of how Ethiopians are developing their own solutions to lift themselves out of poverty.