The One World Media Awards in 2005 was another highly successful event. Held at the Marriott Hotel in London, it brought together a host of media professionals, broadcasters, development specialists and NGO representatives to acclaim the winners in the 12 categories.
The BBC dominated the ceremony, picking up five awards. Radio 1Xtra collected the Radio Documentary Award for Hip Hop in the Holy Land, which documented the hip hop scene from both the Arab and Israeli perspectives. Meanwhile, the coveted TV Documentary Award went to Malaria: Fever Road, about the malaria season in the Kisii Highlands of Kenya.
The Children’s Rights Award went to Death in Gaza - Saira Shah and James Miller’s powerful documentation of life in the Gaza strip, which highlighted the effect of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on children. During filming, Miller was shot dead by an Israeli soldier.
The Special Award for Development Media, won each year by an outstanding community media project in the developing world, went to Radio Palabra de Mujer, a radio station run by a small group of women in the middle of the Nicaraguan jungle. The station supports women through a number of brave and innovative campaigns, in an area where unemployment, alcoholism and domestic violence are widespread.
Broadcast Journalist of the Year
Dominic Waghorn - Sky News
Hip Hop in the Holy Land - Jo Meek, All Out Prods for BBC 1Xtra
Malaria: Fever Road - Kevin Hull Films of Record, BBC Four
Brides of the Drug Lords - Fariba Nawa, The Sunday Times Magazine
New Media Award
www.rednoseday.com/schools - Jonathan Smith, Comic Relief
Local Media Award
Rwanda Revisited - Victoria Holden, BBC TV East
Popular Features Award
Places That Don't Exist - Simon Reeve, Will Daws, BBC2
Belief is my Bond - Lorena Ros Panos Pictures for Foto8 magazine
Woman's Hour: Ghana Special - Katy Hickman, BBC Radio 4
Children's Rights Award
Death in Gaza - Saira Shah James Miller, Channel 4
International Premiere Award
Prostitution Behind the Veil - Nahid Persson, Cosmo Films
Radio Palabra de Mujer, Nicaragua