The One World Media Awards 2011 were held on Tuesday 10th May at Kings Place in London. Attended by over 300 media and development professionals, the ceremony was broadcast on BBC World News to a global audience of millions.
2011 saw another inspiring evening as Jon Snow returned to present the Awards ceremony. The audience was also joined by keynote speaker Alan Duncan MP, Minister of State at the UK Department for International Development.
Notable winners of the Awards included Lindsey Hilsum, who was named Journalist of the Year; the team behind Blood, Sweat and Luxuries, who won the Popular Features Award two years in a row; and Press Award winner Real Life Inside Helmand, by the Guardian's veteran writer Jonathan Steele. The Drama Award went to Channel 4's The Promise.The Special Award winner in 2011 was the radio programme ShujaazFM, who travelled to London from Nairobi to attend the ceremony.
The ceremony also featured the third annual One World Media Youth Jury, a group of four young people selected through a national competition, who got the opportunity to travel to London from across the country to judge the Children's Rights Award.
Journalist of the Year
Lindsey Hilsum - International Editor, Channel 4
India's Microcredit Meltdown - Leo Hornak; Madeleine Morris; Bridget Harney; BBC World Service
Unreported World: Philippines - The City With Too Many People - Jenny Kleeman; Richard Cookson; David Marsland; Quicksilver Media for Channel 4
Real Life Inside Helmand - Jonathan Steele, The Guardian (G2)
New Media Award
Highrise, Out My Window - National Film Board of Canada
The Promise - Peter Kosminsky; Hal Vogel; David Aukin; Daybreak Pictures for Channel 4
Miles Apart - Ling Lee, National Film and Television School
Popular Features Award
Blood, Sweat and Luxuries: Gold and E-waste - Anna Stickland; Mark Rubens; Harry Lansdown; Ricochet for BBC Three
Children's Rights Award
Dispatches: Children of Gaza - Jezza Neuman; Brian Woods; Khalid Abu Ghali; True Vision Productions for Channel 4
Unreported World: Pakistan After the Floods - Peter Oborne; Simon Phillips; Mike Dixon; Quicksilver Media for Channel 4
Guardian Global Development - Guardian Media Group
Welcome to Lagos - William Anderson; Gavin Searle; Charlotte Moore, KEO films for BBC 2
Shujaaz FM, Kenya