The One World Media Awards celebrate the industry’s best media coverage of developing countries. This year we were thrilled to receive entries from over 60 countries and we are delighted to announce the longlists across all 15 categories for this year’s awards!

The final three nominees in each category will be announced later this month, and the winners will be presented at the online awards ceremony on Thursday 18 June 2020.

See below for the longlist in each category:

Children in Conflict Reporting Award Digital Media Award Environmental Impact Award Feature Documentary Award International Journalist of the Year Award News Award New Voice Award Popular Features Award Print Award Radio and Audio Award Refugee Reporting Award Short Film Award Special Award Student Award Television Documentary Award
Children in Conflict Reporting Award

Sponsored by Save the Children

Save the Children

Afghanistan Civilian Casualties – Vice News

Auto Repair Shop Jump-Starts Ugandan Child Soldiers into New Lives – The Thomson Reuters Foundation

Central African Republic Child Brides – Vice News

Cubs of the Caliphate – Sky News

In Limbo: ‘Isis Children’ in Prison – Mail & Guardian

IS Fighter Orphans in Libya – BBC News

Lost Generation – Vice News

A Man Made War Paid for by Women and Children – The GroundTruth Project

The Palestinian Kids Fighting Israel’s Occupation – AJ+

South Sudan’s Child Soldiers – Sky News

The Vulnerability Contest – News Deeply

Yemen Air-Strikes: Made in America – CNN

Digital Media Award

Sponsored by Google

China’s Muslim Internment Camps – BBC News

Coding Like a Girl – Al Jazeera English

El Helicoide: The Shopping Mall that Became a Torture Prison – BBC World Service

The Final Frontier: Who Owns the Oceans and their Hidden Treasures? – The Thomson Reuters Foundation

How Nigeria’s Fear of Child ‘Witchcraft’ Ruins Young Lives – Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division

The Last Generation – The GroundTruth Project/ Frontline PBS

Made in America: Shrapnel in Yemen ties US Bombs to Civilian Deaths – CNN

Sex and the Sugar Daddy – BBC Africa Eye

Stealing the Kingdom: The Sacking of Wau Shilluk – African Defence Review

Yemen’s Skies of Terror – Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division

Environmental Reporting Award

The Amazonian Tribe Defending their Land with Technology – Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division

Brazil Dam Collapse: Bodies Pulled from Toxic Mud as Hope Fades for Survivors – The Guardian

Climate Change Creates a New Migration Crisis for Bangladesh – National Geographic

Critically Endangered Giant Fish on Menu at Luxury Restaurants – National Geographic

Day Zero: Cape Town – Vice News

The Defenders – The Guardian

Earthrise – Eco-cremation – Al Jazeera English

Gambians Fight Chinese Fishmeal Factory as Fish Prices Soar, Stocks Fall – News Deeply

How Climate Change is Plunging Senegal’s Herders into Poverty – IRIN News

A New Weapon In The War Against Plastic Waste – NPR

Unreported World – World’s Dirtiest Air – Channel Four Television

Voices of Paracatu and Bento – VideoFilmes and GloboNews

Feature Documentary Award

Freedom Fields – Huna Productions

Hebron: A Weapon of Life – BBC Arabic

Insha’Allah Democracy – 64th Street Media, LLC

In The Name Of Your Daughter – Defying Destiny Films

The Judge – Idle Wild Films, Inc.

Our Man in Tehran – PBS FRONTLINE

Soyalism – Elliot Films

A Thousand Girls Like Me – Afghanistan Doc House

Under the Wire – Arrow Media

Unsettling – Iris Zaki

International Journalist of the Year Award

Anas Aremeyaw Anas – Freelance

Bel Trew – The Independent

Guillermo Galdos – Channel 4 News

Inna Lazareva – Freelance

John Ray – ITV News

Mary Ann Jolley – Al Jazeera English

Mehdi Hasan – Al Jazeera English

Nima Elbagir – CNN

Orla Guerin – BBC News

Rina Chandran – Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thaslima Begum – Freelance

New Voice Award

Ali Alibrahim – Verité Production

Jack Losh – Freelance

Kemi Busari – Premium Times

Kieran Guilbert – Thomson Reuters Foundation

Madlen Davies – The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Melissa Fajardo – NowThis Media

Nawal Al-Maghafi – BBC Arabic

Oscar Lopez – Freelance

Simon Allison – Mail & Guardian

Yen Duong Do Bao – Freelance

Yousra Elbagir – Channel 4 News

Zia Weise – Freelance

News Award

Bloodshed at Gaza’s border – Channel 4 News

Cape Town Is Running Out Of Water – AJ+

Democratic Republic of Congo: The Forgotten Tragedy – Sky News

El Salvador: Deportees Return to a Gang-Ravaged Homeland – CNN

Fighting Ebola in a DR Congo warzone – France 24

Inside Venezuela’s Healthcare Crisis – Sky News

Mexico’s Drug Wars – BBC News

The Most Occupied City in the World? – AJ+

Mosul Destroyed – ITV News

No Crisis Here: Venezuela’s Health Catastrophe – TRT World

Undercover with Nigeria’s Pushermen – CNN

Venezuela Markets – BBC News

Popular Features Award

7 Portraits of Young People Travelling in the Migrant Caravan – Teen Vogue

Climate Change is Creating a New Atmosphere of Gender Inequality for Women in Malawi – Teen Vogue

The Feminist DJs in Uganda Taking Back the Night – CNN

Gaza: Three Generations Under Occupation – TRT World

Going the Distance – Rookie Mag

King of the Arena – Clouded Vision

The Muslims Who Want to Save Octopuses – The Atlantic

The Papier-Mâché Wizards of Mexico – Roads and Kingdoms

Rebels with a Cause – Elle UK x The Fuller Project for International Reporting

The Rising Voices of Women in Pakistan – National Geographic

Sex and the Sugar Daddy – BBC Africa Eye

Things Fall Apart – The Atavist Magazine

Radio & Audio Award

Supported by EBU

“The 77 Percent”: Music and Politics in Africa – DW

Colorism in South Sudan – Al Jazeera, The Take

From the Ground Up – BBC World Service

Gaza Outside Broadcast – BBC Today Programme

Indian Rave – BBC Radio 4

Mongolian Desert, Middle of the Summer – Czech Radio

Nigeria’s Patient Prisoners – BBC World Service

Niger’s Trafficking Trade – BBC Today Programme

The Number One Ladies’ Landmine Agency – BBC World Service

Poking the Establishment – CTVC

Singing for Survival in Cucuta – BBC World Service

A US Corporation Wants to Raze a Gold-Rich Mountain in Peru. Meet the Woman who Stands in its Way – PRI’s The World

Refugee Reporting Award

Sponsored by British Red Cross

British Red Cross

Another News Story – Wislocki Films Ltd

Britain’s Refugee Children – Channel 4

Dangerous Exit: Who Controls How Syrians in Lebanon Go Home – Refugees Deeply

Destination Europe – IRIN

Escaping Europe – BBC News

Faultlines – No Shelter: Family Separation at the Border – Al Jazeera English

Fleeing Hate: LQBTQ+ Migrants on the Caravan – NowThis Media

From Refugee to Commodity – The Weather Channel

From the Killing Fields to Exile Without Hope – The National

Rohingya One Year – VICE News

Tanzania Granted the Largest-Ever Mass Citizenship to Refugees. Then What? – The Christian Science Monitor

Unreported World: Venezuela’s Lost Children – Channel 4

Venezuela’s Refugee Crisis – The Financial Times

Short Film Award

Ballet and Bullets: Dancing Out of the Favela – VICE

Boko Haram HuntressAl Jazeera English, Witness

Georgia’s Rave Revolution – BBC

ISIS Children – Maraya Media

Korean Lovers in BaghdadAl Jazeera English, Witness

Little Pyongyang – Roxy Rezvany

Marielle and Monica – The Guardian

Nirvana – Dir: Jess Kohl / PrettyBird

Not With Fire But With Paint – Molly Manning Walker

Riding ‘The Death Train’ to America’s Border – Channel 4 News

Through Our Eyes: Syria – NowThis Media

Venezuela: Smuggling Dreams – Al Jazeera English, Witness

Special Award

Africa Uncensored – Kenya

Bihus.Info – Ukraine

Bulatlat – Philippines

Medyascope TV – Turkey

Nawaat – Tunisia

Radio Fresh – Syria

Radio Inzamba – Rwanda

Rappler – Philippines

Salam Afghanistan Media Organization – Afghanistan

Tiempo Argentino – Argentina

Television Documentary Award

Sponsored by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


After the Fall – VICE

Crossing the Line: Colombia’s Rebels – TRT World

Democracy Now! Special: Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara—A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony – Democracy Now!

Hotspots: On The Frontline- In The DRC, Ukraine and Libya – Sky

Journey in the Danger Zone: Iraq – BBC

Myanmar’s Killing Fields – Channel 4

Nigeria’s Stolen Daughters – BBC Two

Sweet Sweet Codeine – BBC Africa Eye

The UN Sex Abuse Scandal – Channel 4

Where Childhood Died – RT

Who Cares About Israel’s Thai Workers? – BBC News

Witness – Back to Kinshasa – Al Jazeera English

Print Award

A Suicide in Gaza – Sarah Helm for The Guardian

Ballots and Bloodshed: The Militarization of Local Politics in South Africa – Christopher Clark for Guernica

Can Peace-Builders End the War with Boko Haram? – Hazel Healy for New Internationalist

Dividing Lines  – Jack Losh for Granta

How to Topple a Dictator: the Rebel Plot that Freed the Gambia – Philip Róin and Mikkel Danielsen for The Guardian

Meet the Female Activists Standing Up To Fundamentalism In Eastern Yemen – Georgina Stubbs for The Sunday Times Magazine

Men Kill Women Because They Can’: Inside El Salvador’s Devastating Femicide Crisis – Louise Donovan for ELLE UK

Niger: Europe’s Migration Laboratory – Daniel Howden and Giacomo Zandonini for News Deeply

Socotra Island: The Unesco-Protected ‘Jewel of Arabia’ Vanishing Amid Yemen’s Civil War – Bethan McKernan and Lucy Towers for The Independent

The Disco Diva of Saigon – Simon Stanley for Roads and Kingdoms

The Gangbusters of El Salvador – Sarah Esther Maslin for 1843

The Medicis in the Desert – Nicolas Pelham for 1843

Why Water is a Growing Faultline Between Turkey and Iraq – Erika Solomon and Laura Pitel for The Financial Times

Student Award

Absent – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

After the Silence – National Film and Television School

Anak Malaysia – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

Fake News Fairytale – National Film and Television School

Fantasia Warriors – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

On the Move – University of the West of Scotland

On the Wave of Life – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

Part of the Family – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

The Country Clinic – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

The Kingdom of Men – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

Unearthed – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

When Saving Lives Becomes a Crime – Goldsmiths, University of London

Children in Conflict Reporting Award

Sponsored by Save the Children

Save the Children


Abuse and Scandal in the Catholic Church: The Case of the Predator Priest – CNN

Dreaming of my Homeland – NHK World

Inside Idlib: Kids scavenging trash for food in Idlib, Syria – Channel 4 News

Iraq: A State of Mind – BBC News Arabic

A Jerusalem hospital where Palestinian babies die alone – The Guardian

Lost Children of the Caliphate – BBC News

The orphans of ISIS: Innocent children forsaken in ‘hellish’ Syrian camps – N World

Palestinian conflict: Diaries of childhood in Israeli military detention – BBC World

Tiny Souls – Dina Naser for MADD moshawash

Unreported World: Schools Under Siege – Channel 4

Digital Media Award

Sponsored by Google


China Cables – International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and partners

Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile? – Al Jazeera Online

Determined for Hope: Manal al Amal – Al Jazeera Online, Contrast

Generation Gulag – Coda Story

Luanda Leaks – International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and partners

Mexico’s Murdered Daughters – Channel 4 News, Uncovered

Sahel in Flames – The New Humanitarian

SHELL SHOCKED – The Intercept

Treasure Hunters: The lost coins of Alexander the Great – BBC News Arabic

Velvet Sketches – Media Initiatives Center

Environmental Impact Award

Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile? – Al Jazeera Online

Fewer children, fewer climate risksNiger ponders a controversial option – Thomson Reuters Foundation

Le Lac – DOK Leipzig

Logging is corrupting these islands. One village fights back—and wins – National Geographic

On Assignment: The Ghazipur Landfill – ITV News


The Problem with India’s Man-Eating Tigers – BBC Future

Rainforest on Fire – The Intercept

Silent Forests – Mariah Wilson for House Tiger Productions

Supertrees: Meet Congo’s caretaker of the forest – Vox

The villages in Malawi that prepared for the floods – and survived – Mail & Guardian

Feature Documentary Award

Children of the Snowland – Zara Balfour and Marcus Stephenson for Picture on the Wall Productions & Mayfly TV

Defying the Cutting Season – Giselle Portenier for Defying Destiny Films Inc

For Sama – Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts for Channel 4

Hutchinson: Shunted – Eric Miller

Indian Space Dreams – Sue Sudbury for Sequoia Films

The Letter – Maia Lekow for Circle & Square Films

Mother – Kristof Bilsen for Limerick Films, Man’s Films Productions & HALAL docs

Of Land and Bread – Ehab Tarabieh for B’Tselem

On the President’s Orders – Olivier Sarbil and James Jones for Mongoose Pictures

Restless – Gel Santana for Santa Luzia Filmes

Silent Forests – Mariah Wilson for House Tiger Productions

Trial of Ratko Mladic – Henry Singer and Rob Miller for Sandpaper Films Production

International Journalist of the Year Award

Alex Crawford – Sky News

Bel Trew – Independent

Drew Ambrose – Al Jazeera English

Fisayo Soyombo – The Cable

Hind Hassan – Vice News

Isobel Yeung – Vice News

John Sudworth – BBC News

Mehdi Hasan – Al Jazeera English

Namak Khoshnaw – BBC News Arabic

Rina Chandran – Thomson Reuters Foundation

New Voice Award

Amanda Audi – The Intercept

Areeb Ullah – Middle East Eye

Hiba Barakat – Freelance

Jacob Kushner – The New York Times

Maziar Motamedi – Al Jazeera Online

Naseh Shaker – Freelance

Oscar Lopez – Freelance

Paulo Victor Ribeiro – The Intercept

Sandra Gathmann – Al Jazeera Online

Shatha Hammad – Middle East Eye

News Award

All Hail The Algorithm – ‘Like Me’ – The Popularity & Power of Big Tech – Al Jazeera English

Desperate Venezuelans Cross the Border Seeking Medical Treatment – CNN

The Forced Confession – BBC Persian

God or the Gang – BBC News

Inside ISIS’ Final Fight – Vice News

Inside Sudan’s Brutal Drive to Quell the Anti-Government Protests – CNN

Lesbos: Migrants in Limbo – France 24

The targeting of ambulances in Idlib – Channel 4 News

Uganda: Orphanage Inc – Vice News

Uighur Families – BBC News

Working the nightshift on malaria’s frontline in Sierra Leone – On Our Radar for BBC News Digital

Popular Features Award

Emerging from ISIS genocide, Yazidis open religion’s largest ever temple – Independent

Hong Kong: Behind the Frontline – SBS

In Refugee Settlements in Uganda, Survivors Grapple With How to Raise Children Born of Rape – Glamour Magazine

The Kings of Kabul – BBC Persian

La Reina – Nowness

MTV Shuga In Real Life: Young Moms – MTV Base

New Workers of the World – Bloomberg

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Nigeria’s Female Suicide Bombers – BBC Three

Thailand’s Rebel Artists – Al Jazeera

War, Romance, and Everyday Life in Beirut’s Emerging Alt-Comix Scene – Atlas Obscura

Print Award

The Balance of Power: India’s most powerful woman – Sonia Faleiro for 1843 magazine

Congo Ebola crisis: To fight disease, an anthropologist heals distrust – Ryan Lenora Brown for The Christian Science Monitor

How to save a country from snakebite – Yao-Hua Law for Mosaic

I Can No Longer Continue to Live Here – Jill Filipovic for Politico Magazine

In Syria’s latest exodus, local citizens become frontline aid workers – Sofia Barbarani for The New Humanitarian

‘I’ve seen death in this city, but nothing as sad as this’: how a ferry disaster exposed the corruption devastating Iraq – Ghaith Abdul-Ahad for The Guardian

A Jerusalem hospital where Palestinian babies die alone – Oliver Holmes and Hazem Balousha for The Guardian

Schooling behind bars – Athandiwe Saba for Mail & Guardian

Shiraz Protests: Agents Shot and Killed Demonstrators – Shahed Alavi for IranWire

My Brush With Death – Arrey Bate for ArreyB Media

WWF’s Secret War – Tom Warren and Katie J.M. Baker for Buzzfeed

Radio and Audio Award

AfroQueer Podcast – AQ Studios

Beyond the Headlines: Politics, protests and partying on the streets of Lebanon – The National

Climate Change in Uttarakhand – Earth Journalism

Escaping China’s religious prison camps – BBC World Service

Morocco’s Hash Trail to Europe – BBC World Service

Mothers of Invention – Doc Society

My Father the Killer – The Documentary

My Only Story – Fairly Famous

Stories from the New Silk Road – BBC World Service

Sudan’s Muted Massacre – Al Jazeera Online

The Undercover Migrant – BBC World Service

Refugee Reporting Award

Sponsored by British Red Cross

British Red Cross


Despite U.S. asylum ban, Honduran women fleeing violence remain undeterred – The Intercept

The Displaced – BBC News

Dying to Cross the Channel – ITV News

Enslaved on a British cannabis farm: ‘The plants were more valuable than my life’ – The Guardian

Full of promiseRefugees in Ethiopia impatient for right to work – Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Invisibles… Life through the eyes of an ‘invisible’ migrant – Channel 4 News

“I will not leave this place.” Refusing to become a refugee and other reflections from the heart of Congo’s ongoing conflict – Global Press Journal

Libya: The Infernal Trap – France 24

Rohingya Woman May Soon Become First In India To Attend College – Religion Unplugged

#RojavaDiary –

A Shelter from Home – AJE Shorts

Short Film Award

Birdwatching with Farc – Tristan Martin and Faye Planer for National Geographic

Guarding the Forest – Max Baring and Karla Mendes for Thomson Reuters Foundation

Lawaris: Karachi’s Unidentified Dead – Owen Kean for Vice

Lazarus – David Darg for RYOT

A Life of Her Own – Tamar Mshvenieradze for Chai Khana

The Nightcrawlers – Alexander A. Mora for Genius Loki Films & Violet Films

Somali Night Fever – Rachel Clara Reed & Megan Iacobini de Fazio for The Guardian

Two Tractors Outside Rivne, Ukraine – Matt Sarnecki for UA: First Channel

A Ukrainian Love Story – Ross Domoney for Coda Story

Unreported World: Girls Behind Bars – Datshiane Navanayagam for Channel 4

The War on Afghan Women – Karishma Vyas for Al Jazeera English

Special Award

Agência Pública – Brazil

Bihus.Info – Ukraine

Chai Khana Media – Georgia

Corresponsal de Paz – Mexico

Mail & Guardian – South Africa

Rappler – The Philippines – Kenya

Zan TV Network – Afghanistan

Student Award

The Burning Field – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

The Fish You (Don’t Know You Eat) – University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism

Fonja – Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design

Isle of Us – National Film and Television School

Miss Curvy – National Film and Television School

Scratching The Surface – University of the West of England

In Search Of Miao – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

Separation – MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, UCL

They whisper but sometimes scream – Goldsmiths, University of London

While Seeking Help – University of Westminster

Television Documentary Award

Sponsored by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


All Hail The Algorithm – ‘Click Me’ – The Algorithm Made Me Do It – Al Jazeera English

The Beast – Record TV

Bolland Green Kaitu’u: Change Maker – Pacific Media Assistance Scheme Facebook

Censored – Channel 4

The Husband School – Al Jazeera, Witness

India: The Child Sex Highway – Al Jazeera English

In the Prisons that Don’t Exist – RTHK Channel 31

Undercover with the Clerics: Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade – BBC News Arabic

War Crimes Scandal Exposed – BBC Panorama

The War on Afghan Women – Al Jazeera English

The Yazidis Secret Children – BBC Persian