Every year, the One World Media Awards celebrate the best media coverage of the global south from around the world. We spend weeks looking through entires to spotlight underreported stories that break through stereotypes, change the narrative and connect people across cultures. This year, we are thrilled to receive our highest number of entries yet at more than 600 entries from across 101 countries and territories, up from 94 countries last year.

The quality and diversity of the entries was outstanding and it was tough to choose only ten in each category. But the results are in now and we are honoured to announce the longlists across all 15 awards! The final three nominees in each category chosen by our esteemed panel of judges will be announced by 4 May and the winners will be presented at the Awards ceremony on 16 June 2022.

Take a look at the longlist in each category below:

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 Podcast & Radio Award Refugee Reporting Award Short Film Award Special Award Student Award Television Documentary Award Women's Solutions Reporting Award

The One World Media Awards are made possible thanks to the generous support of our partners:

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Digital Media Award

Sponsored by Google News Initiative

For websites, interactive online features, apps, interactive documentaries and other digital technologies that use creative and innovative techniques and content to extend knowledge and understanding of, and engagement with, the global south.

 

The $5 Forests | 101 East, Al Jazeera | Drew Ambrose

Favela vs. Covid | Outriders | Priscila Pacheco & Alexandre de Maio.

Living in the Unknown | Al Jazeera | Viktorija Mickute

Motherhood in Crisis | Al Jazeera | Laurence Ivil, Alicia Prager & Samuel Iwunze

No Epicentro | Lupa | Natália leal

Ophir & The Colonial Syndrome | Olivier Pollet & Alexandre Berman

TESTRIS – The Positive Rate Game | Outriders | Lola García-Ajofrín

The Continent | Mail & Guardian | Simon Allison

The price women and girls are paying for Ethiopia’s war | Devex | Sara Jerving

Violated in quarantine | Factual | Ketzalli Rosas Cervantes

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Women Entrepreneurs Reporting Award

Sponsored by the European Investment Bank

For media, including broadcast, digital, audio, film or print, that explores women’s entrepreneurship in the global south. Reporting can showcase stories of successful female entrepreneurs, the challenges women face in trying to grow their businesses, and/or the critical role that women entrepreneurs play in economic development by boosting growth and creating jobs.

 

COVID-19 and Irregular Employment | Masaha Podcast | Rana Daoud

‘Everything I do is for my son’: how mothers in Bangladesh are starting their own businesses | The Guardian | Thaslima Begum

How Women-led Agribusinesses are Boosting Nutrition in Africa | IPS | Busani Bafana

I Am Belmaya | Dartmouth Films | Sue Carpenter & Belmaya Nepali

My hands are my tractor: Urban gardens take root in Johannesburg | Thomson Reuters Foundation News | Kim Harrisberg

Smart Money | BBC Africa | Joice Etutu

The Energy to Stay: Senegal’s village of women | Al Jazeera | Carlotta Dotto

The female Indian entrepreneurs who have overcome gender barriers | Financial Times | Amy Kazmin

Women Make Science: Ecuador’s Hidden Treasure | Al Jazeera | Ana Naomi De Sousa

Women who feed Lagos: How lack of education robs fish traders of booming digital market | The Cable | Taiwo Adebulu

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Refugee Reporting Award

Sponsored by British Red Cross

For a piece of media, including broadcast, online, audio, print or film, that covers refugee and asylum-seeker issues by telling compelling stories that generate empathy, understanding and are reported on accurately and fairly.

 

Coronavirus Crisis: Europe’s Migrant Camps | Panorama, BBC | Said Reza Adib

Dafa Metti (Difficult) | Tal Amiran

Death in the Alps | Unreported World, Channel 4 | Tom Cross

Inside the smuggler’s warehouse: Africa’s 21st-century slave trade | Irish Times | Sally Hayden

Rohingya Brides Thought They Were Fleeing Violence. Then They Met Their Grooms | Vice | Pari Saikia

Surviving in the ruins of Moria | Al Jazeera English | Florian Elabdi

Teranga – We Dance to Forget | BBC Africa Eye | Sophia Seymour, Daisy Squires & Lou Marillier

What happens to migrants forcibly returned to Libya? | The New Humanitarian | Mat Nashed

When Can We Really Rest? | California Sunday Magazine | Nadja Drost

You’ll die at sea: The story of a migrant poet | Middle East Eye | Maria Pullicino

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Television Documentary Award

Sponsored by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

For a factual journalistic programme broadcast on television or online, either standalone or one episode from a series, that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the global south.

 

Agricultoras Violentadas | Record TV | Mariana Ferrari

Assam: My country, my home | 101 East, Al Jazeera | Mandakini Gahlot

A Thousand Cuts | Frontline PBS | Ramona S. Diaz

China Undercover | Frontline PBS | Robin Barnwell

Fiji’s High Tide | SBS Australia | Evan Williams

O Meu Sangre é da Cor do Teu | Rádio e Televisão de Portugal | Mafalda Gameiro

Return from Isis: A Family’s Story | Panorama, BBC | Joshua Baker

Self-harm: The Pandemic of Youth | RT Documentary Channel | Vitaly Buzuev

The Schools that Chain Boys | BBC News Arabic | Jess Kelly & Fath Al-Rahman Al-Hamdani

The Search for Assad’s Executioners | Al Jazeera | Mahmoud Al-Ken

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Environmental Impact Award

Sponsored by WaterBear Network

For a piece of media, including broadcast, online, audio, print or film, that explores the relationship between people and the planet. In particular, we are interested in these areas: changing cities, the climate crisis, energy, environmental health, environmental justice, food, water, wildlife and zero waste.

 

Amazon Undercover | Pindorama Filmes | Estêvão Ciavatta

Black Beaches | ARIJ network | Eman Mounir

Mercury, chasing the quicksilver | InfoAmazonia | Bram Ebus

Our Mothers’ Land | The Gecko Project & Mongabay | Leo Plunkett

Silent killer: Oil pollution continues to kill Nigerians in Delta region | International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) | Kelechukwu Iruoma & Ruth Olurounbi

South Africa’s Dirty Secret: Coal | Thomson Reuters Foundation | Nicky Milne

The Linesman | Encompass Films | Dominic Gill

The Plastic Nile | Sky Documentaries and Sky News | Alex Crawford

The race to save Polesia, Europe’s secret Amazon | The Guardian | Phoebe Weston

The Trees That Bleed: How rosewood is smuggled from Senegal into Gambia | BBC Africa Eye | Umaru Fofana

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Feature Documentary Award

For a feature-length (over 40 minutes) documentary film that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the global south.

 

Five Years North | Chris Temple and Zach Ingraci

I Am Belmaya | Dartmouth Films | Sue Carpenter & Belmaya Nepali

I Am Samuel | We are not the machine | Pete Murimi

Showgirls of Pakistan | Other Memory Media | Saad Khan

Softie | LBx Africa | Sam Soko

The Accused: Damned Or Devoted? | Mohammed Ali Naqvi

The Art of Living in Danger

The Fifth Story | Majaz Production | Ahmed Abd

Writing With Fire | Black Ticket Films | Rintu Thomas & Sushmit Ghosh

Your Mother’s Comfort | Megamot Media | Adam Golub

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International Journalist of the Year Award

For a filmmaker or journalist working in any medium who has made the most outstanding contribution to international journalism during the past year.

 

Bel Trew | The Independent

Diana Cariboni | openDemocracy

Drew Ambrose | Al Jazeera English

Fabio Teixeira | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Katie McQue | Freelance

Nawal Al-Maghafi | BBC

Fisayo Soyombo | Foundation for Investigative Journalism

Suadad Al-Salhy | Middle East Eye

Thaslima Begum | The Guardian

Timour Azhari | Al Jazeera and Newlines Magazine

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News Award

For a single television or online video news report or feature that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the global south.

 

On the Frontlines of the Fighting in Azerbaijan | VICE | Hind Hassan

Climate ravage: Sea swallows parts of Senegal’s UNESCO World Heritage Site | Al Jazeera | Nicolas Haque

From naked protests to challenging Museveni: Uganda’s ‘rudest feminist’ on the campaign trail | The Guardian | Alice McCool

Inside Kashmir’s ‘Invisible’ Transgender Community | Business Insider Today | Robert Leslie

Iran & Covid-19 | BBC | Behrang Tajdin

Is Brazil the new epicentre of the coronavirus crisis? | ITV News | Juliet Bremner

Poor forced to collect Covid corpses for work in Peru | Channel 4 News | Guillermo Galdos

New evidence of Uighur forced labour in China’s cotton industry | BBC | John Sudworth

Why we care about India’s farmers’ protests | BBC | Monika Plaka

Yemen: Sky News’ Alex Crawford investigates the killing of nine women and children | Sky News | Alex Crawford

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New Voice Award

For a young filmmaker or journalist working in any medium, 32 years of age or under as of 16th February 2021, who has made a substantial contribution to international journalism during the year.

 

Fateh Al Rahman Al-Hamdani | BBC News Arabic

Grace Ekpu | BBC

Liz Oliva Fernandez  | Belly of the Beast

Lou Ferreira | openDemocracy

Nandini Archer | openDemocracy

Nermina Kuloglija | Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Rakan Abed El Rahman | Middle East Eye

Tatsiana Yanutsevich | Freelance

Wale lawal | The Republic

Zecharias Zelalem | Freelance

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Popular Features

For a piece of media, including broadcast, digital, audio, print or film, that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the global south through creative treatment of an issue. The media should reach a wider audience potentially less familiar with global south and help to provide a more accurate, balanced perspective.

 

Between Borders | Texas Observer | Anna-Catherine Brigida, Acacia Coronado, Morena Perez Joaquin, Emily Kinskey

Dance Around The World | Channel 4 | Ben Cook

Eyes in the Sky | Rest of World | Monica Jha

Female Genital Cutting Is on the Rise During COVID in Kenya | Vice | Neha Wadekar

In Gaza, Scanning the Sky for Stars, Not Drones | Undark | Sarah Sax

Saving mums and their unborn babies | People Fixing The World, BBC World Service | Bara’atu Ibrahim

Skate Gal Club | Refinery29 | Shelby Wilder

The all-women law firm helping prisoners get justice in Nigeria | Al Jazeera English | Nosmot Gbadamosi

The War on Cuba | Belly of the Beast | Liz Oliva Fernández

To Fight Locusts, Historic Rivals India and Pakistan Team Up | Undark | Lou Del Bello

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Print Award

For a feature article (750 words or longer) published in print or online that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the global south. This may include specialist features such as sport, music, food and health.

 

Asia’s prisons are filling up with women. Many are victims of the war on drugs | CNN | Preeti Jha

Imprisoned under the cover of Covid | TBIJ | Madlen Davies

Inside Nigeria’s illegal backstreet abortion clinics | Al Jazeera | Ope Adetayo

Invisible labor: The trauma of Facebook’s outsourced graphic content moderator workforce | Rest of World | Tekendra Parmar & Vittoria Elliott

Mama Boko Haram’s story | The Guardian | Chika Oduah

Mothers of the Revolution | The New Internationalist | Lucy Provan & Alice Rowsome

Nepal’s sexual violence | Global Press Journal | Shilu Manandhar

Sold into Syrian servitude, Filipina workers tell of abuse, rape and imprisonment | Washington Post | Katie McQue

The next chapter for African genomics | Nature | Amy Maxmena

Uganda’s Hidden Children | Al Jazeera | Beau Donelly

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Podcast & Radio Award

For an audio feature, podcast, or single programme from a series, broadcast on radio or online, that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the global south.

 

Africa Science Focus (ep. 17) | SciDev.Net | Njenje Chizu

All the Prime Minister’s Men (part 3) | Al Jazeera Investigations Unit | Will Thorne

Cry Like a Boy (ep. 12)  | Euronews | Lillo Montalto Monella

Essex Lorry Deaths: The Journey of 39 Vietnamese Migrants | The Fourcast | Paraic O’Brien

Exodus: Uncovering a cult in KwaZulu-Natal | News24 | Nokuthula Manyathi

Finding Closure | Royal FM 95.1 | Babatunde Okunlola

I’m Not a Monster (ep. 8) | BBC Sounds | Joshua Baker

On China’s New Silk Road (ep. 9) | Global Reporting Centre | Mary Kay Magistad

Studying and Surviving the Pandemic’s Collective Trauma | Undark | Elna Schütz

23419 | Anchor FM | Chioma Onyenwe

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Short Film Award

For a short documentary film that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the global south. The short film must be between 5 and 40 minutes.

 

Building Baku: Modern Slavery in the Heart of Azerbaijan | OCCRP | Miranda Patrucic & Madeleine May

Call Center Blues | Multitude Films | Geeta Gandbhir

Come over for a drink, kanchhi | Sikuma Rai

Dead Woman’s Pass | Witness, Al Jazeera English | Lali Houghton

India’s Acid Attack Survivors | Close Up, Al Jazeera English | Jihan Hafiz

Last Chance for Justice | BBC World News | Marina Shupac

Mother | Try Hard Films & Naga Productions | Jas Pitt & Kate Stonehill

My Brother’s Keeper | The Guardian | Laurence Topham

Syria: A Family’s Fight Against The Virus | BBC Our World | Katie Arnold

War, Lies & Hashtags | Witness, Al Jazeera English | Hasham Cheema

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Special Award

For an independent media organisation based in the global south using media to address social, cultural, political and economic issues. The Award seeks to recognise and encourage outstanding reporting that informs the public, provides an outlet for local people’s voices, creates a space for critical information and holds those in power to account.

 

CONNECTAS | Colombia

IWACU | Burundi

Kloop | Kyrgyzstan

La Maison Des Reporters | Senegal

La Voie Originale | Côte d’Ivoire

Myanmar Now | Myanmar

Peoples Gazette | Nigeria

Sowt | Jordan

The Republic Knowledge Company | Nigeria

Tuko Media | Kenya

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Student Award

For a piece of media, including film, radio, digital or print, made by a student as part of a journalism or filmmaking course at a university or film school that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the global south.

 

Desert Roots | UCL | Jingya Zhao

Golden Wedding | UCL | Chenghui Huang

House of Light | University of West Scotland | Mahmud Hasan Kayesh

Last Chance for Justice | UCL | Marina Shupac

No Going Back | Edinburgh Napier University | Brendan Duggan

On Tour | UCL | Wen Huang

The Power of Choice | Cardiff University | Bii Carolyne Chepkoech

The Seven Villages | FAMU | Farah Abou Kharroub

Two Square Meters | National Film & TV School | Mohamed Shalaby

Youth leadership on the edge of Bogotá | Institución Universitaria Politécnico Grancolombiano | Carlos Antonio Mayorga Alejo

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Digital Media Award

Sponsored by Google News Initiative

For websites, interactive online features, apps, interactive documentaries and other digital technologies that use creative and innovative techniques and content to extend knowledge and understanding of, and engagement with, the global south.

 

Climate Migrant Megacity | Sky | Katerina Vittozzi

Inaccessible Cities |  Al Jazeera Digital & AJ Contrast | Viktorija Mickute

KUSUNDA | NowHere Media | Gayatri Parameswaran

Maharaja’s children. A brave bunch in India | Nil Desperandum Foundation | Tomasz Stankiewicz

Seven Grams | Lucid Realities | Karim Ben Khelifa

The Global Gig Workers | Rest of World | Peter Guest and Youyou Zhou

Vaccinegate: The Power Connections | Salud con lupa | Fabiola Torres

Visa to Nowhere | Outriders | Jakub Górnicki

Visualising the Afghan War | Al Jazeera Digital | Mohammed Haddad

What’s Happening in Myanmar | NHK | Masaru Zenke

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Environmental Impact Award

Sponsored by WaterBear Network

For a piece of media, including broadcast, online, audio, print or film, that explores the relationship between people and the planet. In particular, we are interested in these areas: changing cities, the climate crisis, energy, environmental health, environmental justice, food, water, wildlife and zero waste.

 

Colombia’s indigenous form ‘mini-governments’ to save Amazon | Thomson Reuters Foundation | Anastasia Moloney

Crude bargain: How an unknown Canadian firm with no drilling tools scored a major oil deal in Guyana | Canadian Broadcasting Corporation | Chris Arsenault

Electric vehicles in the Philippines: a mottled green solution | Eco-Business | Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez

Ethiopian Nomads struggle for survival on the climate crisis frontline | ITN/Channel 4 News | Jamal Osman 

Floating Swarm | Voice of America | Jaime Moreno

Junkyard of the West | Outriders | Tadeusz Michrowski

Nicaragua’s Forgotten Deforestation Crisis | OCCRP, Confidencial, Onda Local, InfoLibre, La Voz de Guanacaste | Sasha Chavkin

Oceans Inc. | The Environmental Reporting Collective (ERC) | Multiple journalists

The Return | The Guardian | Eriberto Gualinga

Troops | Freelance/fiftytwo | Monika Mondal

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Feature Documentary Award

For a feature-length (over 40 minutes) documentary film that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the global south.

 

Ait Atta: Nomads of the High Atlas | Karma Motion | Eda Elif Tibet

Critical Juncture | Zoomin | Alessia Barbiero

Dying to Divorce | Dying to Divorce Ltd | Chloe Fairweather

Lebanon – Explosion of Anger | Vision House Productions | Krzysztof Dzieciolowski

My Childhood, My Country | Seventh Art Productions | Phil Grabsky

Sing, Freetown | Insight TWI Films | Clive Patterson

Street Dreams: Dancing to Survive | BBC Africa Eye | Nick Wambugu

The Last Shelter | STEPS | Ousmane Samassékou

The Weight of Water | Neelima Vallangi and Deej Phillips

This Stained Dawn | Other Memory Media | Anam Abbas

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International Journalist of the Year Award

For a filmmaker or journalist working in any medium who has made the most outstanding contribution to international journalism during the past year.

 

Zaki Daryabi and Elyas Nawandish | Afghanotes

Alex Crawford | Sky News

Bel Trew | The Independent

Fabiola Torres | Salud con lupa

Hendia Alashepy | Egab

Jamal Osman | Channel 4 News

Marcus Yam | Los Angeles Times

Miranda Patrucic | OCCRP

Suadad al-Salhy | Middle East Eye

Yogita Limaye | BBC News

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News Award

For a single television or online video news report or feature that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the global south.

 

Eating shoes: surviving Madagascar’s famine | AFP | Gaelle Borgia

‘I just want a bone’: Mexico’s search for 95,000 missing | AFP | Paula Vilella

101 East: India’s COVID Warriors | Freelance/Al Jazeera | Prashun Mazumdar

Life in a town taken by the Taliban in Afghanistan | BBC | Secunder Kermani

Mozambicans fleeing IS-affiliated insurgents feel failed by government, exploited by big business | Freelance/PBS | Neha Wadekar

Across The Balkans: Serbia’s Lithium Mine Controversy | Bulgaria-North Macedonia Breakthrough? | TRT | Aksel Zaimovic

The Americas: A deep dive into the stories from Latin America and the Caribbean | NBC News NOW | Tom Llamas

Trapped in a war zone: On the ground in Gaza | Middle East Eye | Rakan Abed El Rahman

‘They Came Here to Attack Arabs.’ Welcome to Life in Israel’s ‘Mixed Cities’ | AJ + | Angie Nassar

Yemen: The boy who saved his sister from a sniper | BBC | Orla Guerin

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New Voice Award

For a young filmmaker or journalist working in any medium, 32 years of age or under as of 16th February 2022, who has made a substantial contribution to international journalism during the year.

 

Aakash Hassan | Freelance

Andrei Popoviciu | Freelance

Asser Khattab | New Lines Magazine

Harriet Barber | The Telegraph

Ibrahim Adeyemi | Freelance

Khatondi Soita Wepukhulu | openDemocracy

Monika Mondal | Freelance

Prakhar Deep Jain | Insider

Sara Cincurova | Freelance

Zecharias Zelalem | Freelance

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Popular Features

For a piece of media, including broadcast, digital, audio, print or film, that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the global south through creative treatment of an issue. The media should reach a wider audience potentially less familiar with global south and help to provide a more accurate, balanced perspective.

 

BBC 100 Women Team | Urgent letters from Afghanistan: ‘I hope the world will not forget us’ | BBC World Service | Valeria Perasso

Exodus | Freelance/Guernica Magazine | Zahra Hankir

How Bangladesh beat Europe at fighting floods | DW Deutsche Welle | Ajit Niranjan

Hundreds of casualties on both sides in world capital of human-elephant conflict | Freelance/Earth Journalism | Mubina Akhtar

In our teens, we dreamed of making peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Then my friend was shot | Freelance/The Guardian | Roy Cohen

The COVID-19 spraying scandal initiated by President Akufo-Addo | Media Foundation for West Africa | Manasseh Azure Awuni

The Day My Wartime Cat Went Missing | New Lines Magazine | Rasha Elass

The Ghost Village | Freelance/In These Times magazine | Khalid Bencherif

The Dictator’s Last Calls | BBC News Arabic | Emir Nader

Welcome to Brazil? Venezuelan workers exploited under aid program | Thomson Reuters Foundation | Fabio Teixeira

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Print Award

For a feature article (750 words or longer) published in print or online that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the global south. This may include specialist features such as sport, music, food and health.

 

A Night with Palestine’s Defenders of the Mountain | The Nation | Mohammed El-Kurd

A Whale in the Desert: Tracing Paths of Migration in Turkana | Freelance/Emergence Magazine | Tristan McConnell

As winter closes in on Afghanistan, a 12-year-old tries to save his family | Freelance/1843 Magazine | Andrew North 

Dalit Scientists Face Barriers in India’s Top Science Institutes | Freelance/Undark magazine | Ankur Paliwal

How US Abortion Politics Distort Women’s Lives in Conflict Zones | Freelance/New York Review | Jill Filipovic

Hunting the men who kill women: Mexico’s femicide detective | The Guardian Long Reads | Meaghan Beatley

India’s Anti-Immigrant Crackdown Has Torn Apart Families and Locked Up Hundreds. 1.9 Million People Fear They Could Be Next | Freelance/TIME | Neha Thirani Bagri

Inside Nigeria’s unregulated human egg industry | Freelance/Al Jazeera | Mariam Adetona

Schooling for displaced students in the Sahel: The cross and the banner to resist obscurantism | Sidwaya | Souaibou Nombre

She was trafficked into a giant brothel. Now she runs it | Freelance/1843 Magazine (produced in partnership with The Fuller Project) | Corinne Redfern and Ali Ahsan

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Podcast & Radio Award

For an audio feature, podcast, or single programme from a series, broadcast on radio or online, that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the global south.

 

Africa Science Focus: From security gates to the operating room | SciDevNet | Fiona Broom

Hello Hallyu | The Swaddle | Nirupama V & Sadhana Chathurvedula

Ep. 57: In Lagos, Vulnerable Communities Buried by Urbanization | Undark Magazine | Maggie Andresen

False Idol | Religion of Sports | Tim Rohan

Gone to the dogs: Rabies control and street dog welfare in India | Suno India | Mahima Jain

Is Germany’s genocide apology to Namibia enough? | Al Jazeera Digital | Malika Bilal

My Only Story: Back to School | Media24 | Deon Wiggett

Scrolls & Leaves | Freelance | Gayathri Vaidyanathan

Too Many Enemies | Volume | Paul McNally

What’s the isiZulu for dinosaur? How science neglected African languages | Springer Nature | Nick Petrić Howe

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Refugee Reporting Award

For a piece of media, including broadcast, online, audio, print or film, that covers refugee and asylum-seeker issues by telling compelling stories that generate empathy, understanding and are reported on accurately and fairly.

 

ADRIFT: Venezuelan migration and mental health | Inquire First – Historias sin Fronteras | Maria Laura Chang, Héctor Villa and Jhoanna Osorio

Escaping Oblivion | The Chronicle of Higher Education | Eric Hoover

He told the world about his brutal torture in Syria. Then, mysteriously, he went back | The Washington Post | Liz Sly 

How US Abortion Politics Distort Women’s Lives in Conflict Zones | Freelance/New York Review | Jill Filipovic

Is Europe turning its back on Belarusians fleeing Lukashenko’s regime? | Freelance/Euronews | Alina Yanchur

Norway’s Afghan Sons | Al Jazeera English | Preethi Nallu

She Migrates | Futuro Media | Marta Martinez

Terror in Tigray: The Ethiopian Refugee Crisis | Voice of America | Heather Murdock

The Secretive Prisons That Keep Migrants Out of Europe | The Outlaw Ocean Project | Ian Urbina 

When Europe turns a blind eye: Life and Death in the Mediterranean | France 24 | Emmanuelle Chaze

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Short Film Award

For a short documentary film that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the global south. The short film must be between 5 and 40 minutes.

 

City Girls | Chambal Media | Priya Thuvassery

Life at 50 C: Fleeing the shifting sands of the Sahara desert, due to climate change | BBC News Arabic | Monica Garnsey

Freedom Swimmer | No Thing Productions (Australia) & Sacrebleu Productions (France) | Olivia Martin-McGuire

The Doll | Elahe Esmaili

The Exiles: A generation’s story | Middle East Eye | Khaled Shalaby and Hossam Sarhan

The Great Abandonment | Cave Pictures | Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya

The Haiti is in Canbuci (O Haiti e No Cambuci) | Playplus
Witness | Mariane Salerno

Pattani Calling | Black Squirrel Productions | Vijitra Duangdee

Russia’s banned youth | Al Jazeera Digital | Olga Khrustaleva

Manila Lockdown: One of the longest COVID lockdowns in the world | Al Jazeera English | Ditsi Carolino

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Special Award

For an independent media organisation based in the global south using media to address social, cultural, political and economic issues. The Award seeks to recognise and encourage outstanding reporting that informs the public, provides an outlet for local people’s voices, creates a space for critical information and holds those in power to account.

 

Foundation for Investigative Journalism | Nigeria

InfoNile Geojournalism Project | Uganda

Macaranga Media | Malaysia

Salud con Lupa | Peru

Syrian Anonymous Journalists | Syria

Project Multatuli | Indonesia

The Better India | India

The Republic | Nigeria

Tinyhand | Turkey

Tolo News Afghanistan | Afghanistan

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Student Award

For a piece of media, including film, radio, digital or print, made by a student as part of a journalism or filmmaking course at a university or film school that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the global south.

 

3 Promises | National Film and Television School | Mohamed Shalaby

Beyond School | University of British Columbia | Students of the Global Reporting Program

Harvesting Our Tea | London College of Communication, LCC | Sheida Kiran

South African Police Are Undertrained, Uncontrolled, and Deadly | University of the Witwatersrand | Patrick Egwu

The Forbidden Love | International Center of Photography (ICP) | Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

The Violence Between Us | National Film and Television School | Camila Guerreiro

The Dream | University College London | Lucia de la Torre

The Molasses Mills | The School Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) at AUC | Dalia Mohamed Gaber El-Akkad

Toofaan | University College London | Mehr Singh

Where We Stand | University of Sussex | Moon Hwan Lee

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Television Documentary Award

Sponsored by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

For a factual journalistic programme broadcast on television or online, either standalone or one episode from a series, that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the global south.

 

Afghanistan: Inside The Taliban’s Emirate | France 24 | Catherine Norris Trent, Sonia Ghezali and Romeo Langlois

Black Axe: Nigeria’s Mafia Cult | BBC Africa Eye | Peter Macjob

Blood on our Side: Mexico’s Forensic Investigators | Muzungu Producciones | Rodrigo Hernandez & Elpida Nikou

Selling surrogates: wombs for hire in Georgia | Channel 4 News | Anja Popp

Haftar’s Russian Mercenaries: Inside the Wagner Group | BBC News Arabic | Nader Ibrahim

Love in Sao Paulo’s Crackland – Episode 1 (O Amor Na Cracolandia-Parte 1) | Record TV | Aldrich Kanashiro 

Morocco’s Youtube Migrants | BBC | Stephanie Hegarty and Katie Arnold

Undercover in Africa’s Secret State | Freelance/Channel 4 / PBS Frontline | Evan Williams

Under the Shadow of Iran | BBC | Nafiseh Kohnavard

Child sexual abuse in Pakistan: Zainab’s Legacy | Freelance/Al Jazeera English | Owen Kean

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Women's Solutions Reporting Award

Sponsored by the European Investment Bank

For media, including broadcast, digital, audio, film or print, that explores women’s solutions in the global south. Reporting can showcase stories of successful initiatives by women or for women, of any scale, that help to tackle challenges faced by women and society at large: solutions that address the impact of climate change and protect the environment, solutions that increase access to education and health care, or solutions that empower women.

 

101 East: The Widows of Everest | Al Jazeera English | Sreya Banerjee and Rojita Adhikari

On the White Nile: A South Sudan businesswoman | Al Jazeera English | Akuol de Mabior

An unlikely band of water defenders fights chronic shortages in El Salvador | Freelance/National Geographic | Anna-Catherine Brigida

Barn Short Docs: The Care Box designed to save lives | Neolight Productions Limited | Jake Sirma

Being a woman in Asia: Hear their voices, see their stories | DW Deutsche Welle | Bettina Thoma-Schade

I am a Leader of my House | The New Humanitarian | Sabiha Faiz, Fahmida Azim, Sara Wong and Irwin Loy

Lebanese Women Fight Period Poverty with eco-friendly alternatives | Egab/The New Humanitarian | Zainab Chamoun

Meet Maggie, the Malawian Musician turned Lockdown Hero | Evening Standard | Thoko Chikondi

Shadow Pandemic: Covid 19, Women and Girls in Nigeria | The Republic | Cynthia Igodo

Female Students Revolt Against ‘Virginity Tests’ | Global Press Journal | Khorloo Khukhnokhoi

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