The One World Media Awards 2008 took place at the New Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, London. Again, the ceremony was a sell-out, with over 400 media figures, government officials and NGO representatives attending. It was also broadcast on BBC World News, to a global audience of millions.
The keynote speaker at the ceremony was the Most Reverend and Right Honourable John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York. There was also an impromptu musical performance from presenter Jon Snow and the Archbishop, who sang the Ugandan national anthem to rapturous applause.
Notable winners included veteran journalist and filmmaker John Pilger, who took away the TV Documentary Award for War on Democracy; double winners in the International Premiere category, where War/Dance and End of the Rainbow both picked up awards; and The Guardian, which picked up three awards: New Media, Press and Environment.
The Special Award for Development Media went to Urunana DC, the organisation behind the hugely popular Urunana radio soap opera in Rwanda. The Managing Director and Head Writer of the programme both flew to London to recieve the award. Read more about Urunana.
Broadcast Journalist of the Year
Mike Thomson - Today Programme, BBC Radio 4
Lost in Translation - John Waite, Karen Pirie, and Andrew Smith, BBC Radio 4's Face the Facts
War on Democracy - John Pilger, Chris Martin, Wayne Young, Michael Watt, and Joe Frost, Youngheart Entertainment and Granada for ITV 1
Asda, Primark, and Tesco Accused Over Clothing Factories - Karen McVeigh, Andrew Biraj, The Guardian
New Media Award
Katine: It Starts with a Village - Katine Project, Guardian News and Media
Local Media Award
A History of Violence - Lucy Adams, Simon Murphy, The Herald Magazine
Popular Features Award
Seeing is Believing - AA Gill, Robin Morgan, Sunday Times Magazine
Iron Ladies of Liberia - Daniel Junge, Siatta Scott Johnson, Mette Heide, Don Edkins, Nick Fraser and Mette Hoffman Meyer, Steps International and BBC Storyville for BBC 4
Children's Rights Award
China's Stolen Children: A Dispatches Special - Jezza Neumann, Sky Zeh, Kate Blewett, Brian Woods, True Vision for Channel 4
Sold Down the River - John Vidal, The Guardian
International Premiere - joint winners
End of the Rainbow - Robert Nugent, Andrea Lang, Mitzi Goldman, Jean Pierre Gibrat, and Michel Zwecker; Looking Glass Pictures and Trans Europe Film
War/Dance - Albie Hecht, Susan MacLaury, Mark Urman, Daniel Katz, Douglas Eger, Stephen Nemeth, Erik Cleage, Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine; Fine Films, Think Films, Shine Global
Special Award for Development Media
Urunana DC - read more