2012 Winners

The 24th annual One World Media Awards took place on Tuesday 8th May at Kings Place, London.

With Jon Snow once again at the helm, the 2012 Awards was attended by over 350 media, development and NGO professionals. The ceremony was a special celebration marking 25 years of charitable work by One World Media.

Highlights included Jamal Osman being named Journalist of the Year for his series of reports from Somalia, a double-win for Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields in the Documentary and Television categories, and the first ever winners of the News Award, ITV’s Hagadera Hospital report and the Guardian’s hard-hitting article Nato units left 61 migrants to die of hunger and thirst. The Special Award winner was Gem TV from Ethiopia.

The ceremony also featured the 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 Award

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Concern Worldwide

WINNER Jamal Osman – ITN for Channel 4

Felicity Lawrence – The Guardian

Sue Lloyd-Roberts – BBC Newsnight

New Media Award

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WINNER Our Africa – SOS Children’s Villages

HIGHRISE – One Millionth Tower – National Film Board of Canada

Lendwithcare.org – CARE International UK

Television Award

WINNER Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields – ITN for Channel 4

Panorama: Land of Anarchy – BBC One

Unreported World: Undercover Syria – Quicksilver Media for Channel 4

Children's Rights Award

WINNER Africa Investigates: Spell of the Albino – InsightNewsTV for Al Jazeera English

Child Marriage – Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Boy Mir – Ten Years in Afghanistan – Seventh Art Productions

Documentary Award

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Malaria Consortium

WINNER Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields – ITN for Channel 4 News

Marathon Boy – One Horse Town Productions & Renegade Pictures for BBC Storyville

The Invasion of Lampedusa – Ronachan Films for BBC

Popular Features Award

WINNER Toughest Place to be a Binman – BBC Two

Famous, Rich and in the Slums – Love Productions for BBC One

The Rape of Men – The Observer

Radio Award

WINNER Assignment – Haiti Cholera Epidemic – BBC WS

A Child to Sponsor – BBC Political Programmes

The Boy with the Violin – BBC WS

News Award

Print News WINNER Nato units left 61 migrants to die of hunger and thirst – The Guardian

Broadcast News WINNER Hagadera Hospital – ITN for ITV News

Famine in Somalia – ITN for Channel 4 News

Press Award

WINNER The Rape of Men – The Observer

Joy vanished into Britain’s child-sex trade. Why aren’t we looking for her? – The Observer

Pakistan’s Dirty Secret – G2, The Guardian

Sustainable Development Award

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WINNER There Once Was An Island – On the Level Productions

Crowded Planet Series – Guardian News and Media

Up in Smoke – Notion Pictures Ltd for More 4

Student Award

WINNER Bagong Silang – Zena Merton, Giselle Santos & Stefan Werc, London College of Communication

Kung Fu Grandma – Jeong-One Park, Royal Holloway

Shooting Freetown – Kieran Hanson, University of Manchester

Drama Award

WINNER Otelo Burning – Otelo Burning Films

Miss Bala – Metrodome

Shuga: Sex, Love & Money – The Bomb and MTV Base

Special Award

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Thomson Foundation

WINNER Gem TV – Ethiopia

LIVE UP: Love. Protect. Respect. – Barbados

Rassd News Network – Egypt