Each year, the One World Media Awards celebrate the best journalism and documentary making from across the global south. This year, we are thrilled to have received more than 500 entries, from 117 countries.

Our judges have spent hours looking through entries to find those stories that break through stereotypes, change traditional narratives and connect people across cultures. It was tough to narrow down the search in each category. But the results are in, and we are pleased to announce the Longlist for our 15 categories!

Take a look at the Longlist:

Innovative Storytelling Award Environmental Reporting Award Feature Documentary Award Freelance Journalist of the Year Award Correspondent of the Year Award News Award New Voice Award Print Award Podcast & Radio Award Refugee Reporting Award Short Documentary Award Press Freedom Award Student Award Current Affairs Award Women's Solutions Reporting Award

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

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 & Simon Mkina

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

TOLOnews | 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

HER – Women in Asia| 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

Women’s Rights and the Pandemic | Global Press Journal | Khorloo Khukhnokhoi

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Digital Media Award

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.

 

Coal Oligarchs: The Game | Project Multatuli | Viriya Singgih

Game of Votes – Colombian Elections 2022 | Cuestión Pública | Claudia Báez

Last stand in the Amazon | Nature | Jeff Tollefson

Occupy to survive: Brazilian squatters fight for housing rights | Freelance/Al Jazeera | Mia Alberti

Reconstructing the “Melilla Massacre” | Lighthouse Reports | Klaas van Dijken & Maud Jullien

Rehab in Yerevan. How is Armenia Healing its New Generation of Men after Nagorno-Karabakh War | Outriders | Lola García-Ajofrín

THE BANALITY OF BRUTALITY 33 days under siege in Block 17, Bucha, Ukraine | Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) | Elena Loginova & Yana Korniychuk

The Night Raids | ProPublica | Lynzy Billing

WhatsApp, Lebanon? | The New Humanitarian | Annie Slemrod

You Destroy. We Create | The war on Ukraine’s culture |  NowHere Media | Gayatri Parameswaran

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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.

 

A toxic trash site in Kenya is making women sick | The Fuller Project | Louise Donovan & Moraa Obiria

Climate change is forcing Kenyan women to leave their homes behind | gal-dem & Unearthed | Michelle Buky

Fears of ‘subprime’ carbon assets stall crypto rainforest mission | Thomson Reuters Foundation | Fabio Teixeira

‘It was a set-up, we were fooled’: the coal mine that ate an Indian village | Freelance/The Guardian | Ankur Paliwal

Healthy mangroves build a resilient community in the Philippines’ Palawan | Mongabay | Keith Anthony S. Fabro

Identity Crisis | Freelance/FiftyTwo | Deepa Padmanaban

In the Mekong Delta, sand mining means lost homes and fortunes | Thanh Nien Newspaper and Mekong Eye | Lê Đình Tuyển

The Airstrips of Destruction | Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting | Hyury Potter

The extraordinary benefits of a house made from mud | Freelance/National Geographic | Peter Schwartzstein

The Gulf: Killer Heat | BBC News | Ceci Golding & Pramod Acharya

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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.

 

African Moot | STEPS | Shameela Shedat

Ana’s trial | Chai Khana | Tamara Mshvenieradze & Mariam Jachvadze

BLACK MAMBAS | Karbe Film GmbH | Lena Karbe

Children of the Taliban | Moondogs films | Marcel Mettelsiefen

From the Shadows #Missingirls | Filament Pictures | Miriam Chandy Menacherry

No Simple Way Home | Lightbox Limited | Akuol de Mabior

No U-Turn | STEPS | Ike Nnaebue

President | Cinephil | Camilla Nielsson

The Radical | GOOD WORK | Richard Finn Gregory

UÝRA – The Rising Forest | Mama Wolf | Juliana Curi

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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.

 

Alex Crawford | Sky News

Ankita Anand | Unbias the News

Bel Trew | The Independent

Damilola Ayeni | Foundation for Investigative Journalism

David Pilling | Financial Times

Mohammed Amin | Middle East Eye

Oscar Lopez | The New York Times

Philip Obaji Jr. | Freelance/The Daily Beast

Vince Chadwick | Devex

Varsha Bansal | Freelance

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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.

 

Americans in Jerusalem are kicking out Palestinians | AJ+ | Angeline Nassar

Captagon: How Syria became a narco state | Agence France-Presse (AFP) | Dylan Collins

Drought and famine in Somalia | Deutsche Welle TV | Mariel Müller

Haiti on the verge of an Abyss | BBC News | Orla Guerin

Inside Al-Shabaab | Channel 4 News | Jamal Osman

Journalists of Tijuana, Mexico, confront danger to keep the city safe | Voice of America | Cristina Caicedo Smit

Kenya’s policing epidemic | VICE News | Julia Steers

Pakistan: Flood defences breached in Sindh Province | Sky News | Saima Mohsin

Russian soft power in The CAR | Découpages | Carol Valade, Clément Di Roma

Ukraine’s frontline rescuers | Channel 4 News | Jack Losh

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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 9 February 2023, who has made a substantial contribution to international journalism during the year.

 

Aakash Hassan

Ceci Golding | BBC News

Harriet Barber | The Telegraph

Lynzy Billing | ProPublica

Mariel Mueller | Deutsche Welle TV

Reha Kansara | BBC

Runako Celina | BBC World Service

Salma Niazi | The Afghan Times

Sara Cincurova

Yaling Jiang 

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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.

 

Bitter tales of Salima Sugar Company | Zodiak Broadcasting Station | Innocent Kumchedwa

Course Correction | Doha Debates | Nelufar Hedayat

El viaje de Estuardo (Estuardo’s journey) | CUIR: Historias disidentes | Erick Yáñez Navarro

GigaWhat: Renewable energy, limited land | Mongabay-India | Mayank Aggarwal

I will not grow old here | Radio Workshop | Mary-Ann Nobele

Slick: The story of oil, Shell and Nigeria | BBC World Service | Mayeni Jones

The Outlaw Ocean Podcast | The Outlaw Ocean Project | Ian Urbina

The Take – Climate change: Leaving Pakistan out to dry | Al Jazeera Digital | Amy Walters

Undercurrents: Tech, tyrants, and us | Coda Story | Isobel Cockerell

Ukrainecast | BBC | Vitaly Shevchenko

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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.

 

Children of Ukraine | Renegade Pictures | Shahida Tulaganova

East of Maruipol: what happened to the Ukrainians who fled to Russia | 1843 magazine The Economist | Wendell Steavenson

Ghosts of Moria | Freelance/Guardian | Michael Graversen & Florian Elabdi

Keeping the music alive – Playing in exile | Freelance/CNA | Mandakini Gahlot

Migrant parents losing babies during perilous boat crossings to Europe | i | Molly Blackall

Name Me Lawand | Pulse Films | Edward Lovelace

New York’s first Afghan Mosque became a refuge for children who fled without their families as Kabul fell | Freelance/Time | Jazzmin Jiwa

The Essence of Memories | Freelance/Arte & CBC | Melanie Gouby

The Guardian Long Read : Seven stowaways and a hijacked oil tanker: the strange case of the Nave Andromeda | Guardian News & Media | Samira Shackle

When Does the Journey End? The lasting trauma of a child refugee in Europe | Outriders | Tina Xu

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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.

 

Boubé of the Fulani | STEPS | FÉLICIEN ASSOGBA

Finding My Torturer | BBC | Victoria Arakelyan

Guatemala’s past unearthed | Al Jazeera English | Paula Monaco Felipe

Iran: Catching a killer | BBC | Omid Montazeri

Lady of the Gobi | The Guardian | Khoroldorj Choijoovanchig

ROT54: Armenia’s forgotten space giant | Freelance/Al Jazeera English | Marta Miskaryan

Stay Up | STEPS | AÏSSATA OUARMA

The Essence of Memories | Freelance/Arte & CBC | Melanie Gouby

The Leopard’s Tribe | Freelance/Miriam Chandy Menacherry

The ‘Spider-man’ of Sudan | The Guardian | Phil Cox & Rafa Renas

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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.

 

 

Health in the Amazon: Local communities protect the rainforest, but lack adequate healthcare | Freelance/Nature | Sofia Moutinho

How a British special forces raid went wrong, and a young family paid the price | BBC | Hannah O’Grady and Joel Gunter

In lockdown with their rapist | Passblue | Damilola Banjo

Kenyans are dying to work in Saudi Arabia | Freelance/The Continent | Maurice Oniang’o

‘My bladder keeps slipping out of the vagina – but I can’t seek treatment’ | Freelance/Scroll.In | Romita Saluja

My money or your life: the bank robbers of Beirut | 1843 magazine, The Economist | Wendell Steavenson

Off Balance | Fifty Two | Ankur Paliwal

The Baby Broker Project | Finance Uncovered | Simon Bowers, Malia Politzer & Naipanoi Lepapa

The drug was meant to save children’s lives. Instead, they’re dying | TBIJ | Rosa Furneaux, Laura Margottini, Chrissie Giles, Paul Eccles

‘You are not honourable anymore’: Shamed and trafficked into Iraq’s sex trade | Al Jazeera Digital | Simona Foltyn

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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.

 

Africa Direct – The Adventures of Boubacar | Al Jazeera English | Ousmane Zoromé Samassékou

A Matter of Honor | The Atavist Magazine | Sarah Souli

Brazil’s National Museum deals with its colonial past | Freelance/New York Times | Mariana Lenharo, Meghie Rodrigues

How a Massacre of Nearly 300 in Syria Was Revealed | New Lines Magazine | Ugur Ungor

How the Shipping Industry Sails through Legal Loopholes | Hakai magazine | Paul Tullis

Myanmar: Soldiers admit atrocities | BBC | Ko Ko Aung

Sense of Community – Iten | Al Jazeera English | Michael Onyiego

The Nigerian school with a radical idea: Teaching Boko Haram’s kids | Prime Progress Media & Christian Science Monitor | Innocent Eteng

UXO: Lethal Legacy | Honolulu Civil Beat | Thomas Heaton

What’s Eating My Mind | LBx Africa & BBC | Noella Luka

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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.

 

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina | Bosnia and Herzegovina

Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) | Nigeria

Laboratorio de Periodismo y Opinión Pública | Mexico

La Voie Originale | Côte d’Ivoire

Lupa | Brazil

Mongabay-India | India

Project Multatuli | Indonesia

Radio Al-Salam | Iraq

STEPS | South Africa

The Continent | South Africa

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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.

 

 

A Song of Resistance | University College London | Bazla Samin

Cadáver | National Film and Television School | Benjamin Kodboel

Dear Daughter | University College London | Yuqi Tang

Green Country | National Film and Television School | Sophia Seymour

Khayelitsha (Our new home) | National Film and Television School | Pieter Genee

Oubaki | University Of The Arts London: Central Saint Martins | Joe Jordan

Pakistan Floods: The Human Cost | De Montfort University | Safiyyah Choudry

Promised Land | National Film and Television School | Frank Eli Martin

The Blue Fig | Falmouth University | Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

Utopia | University of the Arts London | Yinzi Zeng

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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.

 

BBC Panorama – SAS Death Squads Exposed | BBC | Hannah O’Grady

Fault Lines – The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh | Al Jazeera English | Kavitha Chekuru

Modern Day Slaves of Thailand | Open Secrets | Fat Stone Films & Vice | Naruemon Chaingam

Myanmar: The Forgotten Revolution | Evan Williams Productions & Channel 4 | Katie Arnold

Teen Mums: Pregnant and Trapped | Channel 4 News | Anja Popp 

The cost of being an atheist | BBC Africa Digital | Yemisi Adegoke

Ukraine: Life under attack | Basement Films & Channel 4 | Mani Benchelah and Patrick Tombola

Under Poisoned Skies | BBC News Arabic | Jess Kell and Owen Pinnell

Untold: Inside The Shein Machine | Zandland & Channel 4 | Ally Roberts

Women at war: Afghanistan | Sky News | Alex Crawford

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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 girls and women who successfully contributed to tackle challenges faced by women and society at large: solutions to improve women’s financial and economic inclusion, 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 girls and women.

Supported by Plan International 

 

Africa’s first chief heat officer | Freelance/CNN | Amelia Hemphill

A Sense of Community – Iztapalapa | Al Jazeera English | Drew Ambrose

BBC People Fixing the World – Jobs for girls | BBC | Farhana Haider

For this Somali refugee, beauty has a purpose | National Geographic | Neha Wadekar

How Indian health-care workers use WhatsApp to save pregnant women | Freelance/MIT Technology Review | Sanket Jain

How one small Syrian NGO is tackling period poverty, one pad at a time | The New Humanitarian & Egab | Safaa Sallal

India’s women are building an alternative to toxic masculinity | Freelance/Reasons To Be Cheerful | Safina Nabi

La pantalla andina (The Andean Screen) | Carmina Balaguer

Mujeres contra las rejas (Women against bars) | Proceso Magazine &  International Women’s Media Foundation | Neldy San Martín, journalist

Witness – Yuli | Al Jazeera English | Ip Kar-Man

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Innovative Storytelling Award

(formerly the Digital Media Award)

For innovative screen based media that covers a story or topic from the global south. The Award recognises creative and innovative techniques and content that extends knowledge and understanding of the topic, and engages with audiences. Entries should be using new technologies and platforms, such as TikTok, gaming, data, VR, AR, XR or AI.

A Woman’s World: Creating spaces for joy, leisure, and resistance in South and Southeast Asia | Kontinentalist | Mariyam Haider in collaboration with Khabar Lahariya

A Year of Survival: Life inside the Turkey-Syria earthquake zone | The Take | Al Jazeera | Miranda Lin

APU – The weeping gods | Chouette Films | Remi Sowa

China: The Superpower of Seafood | Outlaw Ocean Project | Ian Urbina

Corruption & Punishment | Cuestion Publica | Claudia Báez

Cambodia’s new cabinet is steeped in nepotism | Radio Free Asia | Amanda Weisbrod

Green Goldrush: The Offset Odyssey | Earth Journalism Network | Louis Lugas Wicaksono

GAWI | Dansker Digital | Myriam Hernandez Vazquez

Lazos de Amor Mariano: radical Catholicism in politics | Cerosetenta and Manifiesta Media | Natalia Arenas Chaves

The Twin Quakes: the stories behind the seismic activity that shook Turkey and Syria in February 2023 | Outriders | Produced by the Outriders international team

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Environmental Reporting Award

For media that explores the relationship between people and the planet in the global south. The Award recognises impact and creativity in telling an environmental story. Entries should cover at least one of these areas: urban development, climate crisis, energy, environmental health, environmental justice, food, water, wildlife and zero waste. Entries can be in any medium, including news, online, audio, print or film

Tuvalu: Losing Paradise | Channel 4 News | Tilly Cowan

Amazônia Viva | Iniciativa Inter-religiosas pelas Florestas Tropicais / Interfaith Rainforest Initiative | Estêvão Ciavatta

The spongy creatures cleaning Zanzibar’s oceans | BBC | Frank Papushka

Exposed! Indonesian Companies and The Greenwashing that Deceived Europe | Narasi | Aqwam F Hanifan

Climate Displacement: The Invisible Migration | N+Focus | Saúl Sánchez Lemus and Alberto Pradilla

Making peace with nature | Zoe Gelber and Myra Anubi  | BBC – People Fixing the World

How the climate crisis fuels gender inequality | CNN | Bernadette Tuazon, Taiwo Aina, Saiyna Bashir, Lisa Marie David, Khadija Farah, Fabeha Monir, Victoria Razo and Adriana Zehbrauskas

Arts in time of crisis: Drawing Derna | The New Humanitarian | Zainab Chamoun

How America’s War Devastated Afghanistan’s Environment | New Lines Magazine and Inside Climate News | Lynzy Billing

Impact of hydropolitics in Asia | Nikkei Asia | Kiran Sharma, Pak Yiu

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Feature Documentary Award

For a feature-length  documentary film that covers a story or topic in the global south. The Award recognises impact and storytelling that is character-driven and creative. Entries must be more than 40 minutes long.

Eat Bitter | Ningyi Sun and Pascale Appora-Gnekindy 

Hong Kong Mixtape | Younger Productions and Tigerlily Productions | San San F. Young 

Lucélia | Record TV | Mariane Salerno 

Se Essa Rua Fosse Minha | Record TV | Mariana Castagna Ferrari 

Silent Deportation | Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Czechia | Dmytro Dzhulay

Escaping My Family | BBC | Zlata Onufrieva 

Witness – A Second Shot | Moondogsfilms for Al Jazeera English | Marcel Mettelsiefen

Bantay Bukid | Pia Duran

The Sky is Mine | Ayoub Naseri

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New Voice Award

For a young filmmaker or journalist who has made a substantial contribution to stories from the global south during the year. The Award recognises impactful storytelling that brings a story to audiences in a compelling way. Entrants should be 32 years of age or under as of 16th February 2024 and can be working in any medium, including news, online, audio, print or film.

Angelina de Los Santos Huelmo | openDemocracy

Arlette Bashizi | The New Humanitarian

Bisan Owda | AJ+ 

Freddie Clayton | Freelance

Gabriela Barzallo | Freelance

Nilesh Christopher | Freelance

Parth MN | Freelance

Ridwan Karim Dini Osman | Freelance

Sanket Jain | Freelance

Yousef Hammash | Channel 4 News

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News Award

For a written, audio or video news report that covers a story or topic in the global south. The Award recognises exclusive content or an investigation that led the news agenda. Entries can be online, broadcast or in print.

Yemen’s Children | BBC | Orla Guerin

Babies behind bars. Convicted since birth | Connectas | Mariela Castañón

Darien Gap: ‘Hell on Earth’ | Channel 4 News | Guillermo Galdos 

Gaza grandmother shot and killed by Israeli sniper as child waved white flag | Middle East Eye | Mohammed al-Hajjar

Gaza’s tech ‘window to the world’ shattered by Israel-Hamas war | Context | Nazih Osseiran

Kisangani Killings | TV5Monde | Simon Rodier 

The Redut Ruse Inside Russia’s Fake Private Mercenary Company Fighting In Ukraine | Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty | Valeriya Yegoshyna 

Left Behind | Lighthouse Reports | May Bulman, Fahim Abed

Narcobanano | TC Television | Alina Manrique

On Assignment: The Enyobeni Tavern Tragedy | ITV | Rohit Kachroo

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Podcast & Radio Award

For an audio feature, podcast, or single programme from a series, that covers a story or topic in the global south. The Award recognises impact, and stories that have a compelling narrative. Entries should be broadcast on radio or online.

Country of Dust Episode 3 | Country of Dust | Nyree Abrahamian

Iraq Generation Invasion | BBC World Service | Rebecca Kesby 

The mystery of Bangladesh’s missing children | The Guardian | Thaslima Begum & Rosie Swash 

Women at the forefront of wildlife preservation | SBS Radio | Ruth Kadide Keah 

This coal life | Radio Workshop NPC | Dhashen Moodley 

Diaries of the war on Gaza | Al Jazeera English | Ney Alvarez 

Rasberry Visa | BBC World Service | Bhrikuti Rai, Fabian Federl

The Republic podcast | The Republic | Wale Lawal

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Press Freedom Award

(formerly the Special Award. This Award is free to enter and open only to organisations)

For an independent media organisation based in the global south using media to address social, cultural, political and economic issues. The Award recognises 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

Trust TV

Afghan Times

Harasswatch

Khabar Lahariya

101 Reporters

Cuestión Pública

Bilan Media

Mekong Eye

Mexicanos contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad

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Print Award

(Please note that that former category ‘Popular Features’ has now merged with the Print Award)

For a  feature article published in print or online that covers a  story or  topic in the global south. The Award recognises impact, exclusive content or new perspectives. Entries must be articles of 750 words or longer. 

Chilean mothers’ long search for babies stolen during Pinochet’s dictatorship | openDemocracy | Naomi Larsson Piñeda

Slaughter in El Geneina | Reuters | Maggie Michael and Ryan McNeill

Afghan women take their own lives as despair grows under Taliban rule | The Fuller Project/Zan Times/The Guardian | Zahra Nader

Burner phones, aliases, code words: How secret networks help women circumvent Honduras’ abortion ban | Associated Press | María Verza and Ginnette Riquelme Quezada

The Del Monte deaths: shocking claims of violence at pineapple plantation | TBIJ.com, The Guardian, Mail&Guardian | Edwin Okoth, Matthew Chapman and Emily Dugan

Investigation: Nigeria’s War With Boko Haram May Have Killed Thousands of Innocent People | New Lines Magazine and HumAngle | ‘Kunle Adebajo

Return to China? Xing would rather die in the jungle | 1843 magazine, The Economist | Shawn Yuan

Sisters foster healing for survivors and perpetrators of Sierra Leone’s civil war | Global Sisters Report | Doreen Ajiambo

The Kusiong Story Project | Rappler | Raizza P. Bello, Rappler Investigative team

Widowed by Europe’s Borders | Unbias The News | Gabriela Ramirez and Tina Xu

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Refugee Reporting Award

For media that tells stories about people’s experience as refugees, migrants or when seeking asylum. The Award recognises compelling stories that generate empathy, understanding and are reported on accurately and fairly. Entries can be in any medium, including news, online, audio, print or film.

Alone and Exploited | The New York Times | Hannah Dreier

How I rescue people caught in Sudan’s war | Al Jazeera Digital | Tierney Bonini

Russia’s war won’t stop me becoming chess grandmaster | Al Jazeera Digital | Tierney Bonini

Children of War | Fresh Start Media | Chris Rogers

Traces Left Behind | BBC | Thomas Naadi

Trafficking Inc. | ICIJ | Pramod Acharya

The Rohingya fled genocide. Now, violence stalks them as refugees | The Washington Post | Rebecca Tan

Ethiopian Facebook for migrant workers enables human trafficking, forced labour in Saudia Arabia, advocates say | Zecharias Zelalem

The Vanishing diaspora of Syria’s Physicians | The New Arab | Mark Lee Hunter

Europe’s Nameless Dead | Lighthouse Reports

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Student Award

For media, produced by a student as part of a journalism or filmmaking course at a university or film school that deals with stories or topics in the global south. The Award recognises creative and compelling storytelling.

Rush | University of the Arts London | Shuai Yang

New-Gen Migrant Workers | University College London | Chunlin Wu

Cancer Kitchen | University College London | Weili Xi

Burnt Country | National Film and Television School | Kirsten Slemint

Do you see me in the camera | University of the Arts London | Yixin Li 

Hungry for freedom | National Film and Television School | Rachata Thongruay

Multimedia Series on food security in Southeast Asia | Global Reporting Centre | Fellows and Faculty of the Global Reporting Program in partnership with Mongabay

Knife’s Edge | National Film and Television School | Rodrigo Andrés Durán Osorio

Goodnight, Mister Stalin | National Film and Television School | Benjamin Kodboel

Just to Reach you | University of the Arts London | Gemma Fan 

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Women’s Solutions Reporting Award

Sponsored by

For media that explores women’s solutions in the global south. The Award recognises empowering stories of girls and women who successfully tackled challenges faced by women and society at large, such as: women’s financial and economic inclusion, addressing the impact of the climate crisis, increasing access to education, healthcare or democracy. Entries can be in any medium, including news, online, audio, print or film.

‘Women bear the biggest brunt of climate change’ says climate scientist Susan Chomba | Guardian/The Fuller Project | Neha Wadekar

101 East – India’s Women Combat Fighters | Al Jazeera | Rudraneil Sengupta & Sreya Banerjee 

The Indigenous Women’s Brigade in the Amazon | Deutsche Welles | Nádia Pontes

Power of Mama: the women firefighters of West Borneo | BBC | Ria Utari

Dhye Dreams | Express News Pakistan | Shanta Nepali 

Rise of the ‘mother boss’: how female miners are taking control in DRC | The Guardian | Mélanie Gouby 

Money clubs help displaced Nigerians create their own safety nets | The New Humanitarian | Zubaida Baba Ibrahim 

Why Samsung factory workers in Vietnam are becoming beauticians | Rest of World | Lam Le 

Healing the body, the land and the territory: the commitment of the women of Agua Caliente to manage their health | Zona Docs | Mariana Mora

Breaking taboos: Papuan women embrace collective care to end period poverty | Project Multatuli | Narriswari 

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Short Documentary Award

For a short documentary film that deals with stories or topics in the global south. The Award recognises impact and storytelling that is character-driven and creative. Entries must be under 40 minutes.

The Last Harvest | New Lines Magazine | Jon Lowenstein

Age of Learning | The Third Eye & Hawapani Nepal production | Shuvangi Khadka

An Unkown Summer | 92×26 Films & Little Bit More | Bhaskar Jyoti Das

Birdsong | The Guardian | Sparsh Ahuja

Can I Hug You? | Elahe Esmaili & Jumping Ibex

Imelda is Not Alone | Heredia Pictures LLC | Paula Heredia

The Medallion | Ruth Hunduma

The Takeover | Field of Vision | Anders Hammer

Nairobi Hotline | Voice of America | Daphne Matziaraki

The Ugandan Quidditch Movement | Atlas Obscura | Ben Garfield

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Freelance Journalist of the Year Award

(formerly the International Journalist of the Year Award) 

For a freelance filmmaker or journalist who has made the most outstanding contribution to stories from the global south during the year. The Award recognises consistent, impactful reporting that brings a story to audiences in a compelling way. Entrants can be working in any medium, including news, online, audio, print or film.

Simona Foltyn

Andrei Popoviciu

Nicola Kelly

Varsha Bansal

Esther Jones

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Correspondent of the Year Award

(formerly the International Journalist of the Year Award) 

For a filmmaker or journalist working for a media organisation who has made the most outstanding contribution to stories from the global south during the year. The Award recognises consistent, impactful reporting that brings a story to audiences in a compelling way. Entrants can be working in any medium, including news, online, audio, print or film.

Dánae Vílchez | openDemocracy

Abdi Latif Dahir | The New York Times

Prue Lewarne | SBS TV Australia

Secunder Kermani | Channel 4 News

Asami Terajima | The Kyiv Independent

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Current Affairs Award

(formerly the Television Documentary Award)

Supported by

For a film, programme or investigation that covers a story or topic in the global south. The Award recognises impact, exclusive content and considered analysis of a current affairs issue. Entries can include a specific episode of a strand or a topical, news-led documentary.

Coal Slaves | Record TV | Rodrigo Favero Carvalho De Castro

Fault Line – The Confession | Al Jazeera English | Jeremy Raff

Hunting Russia’s Lost Boys | Channel 4 | Vladimir Sevrinovsky

The Zuko NonXuba Story | Carte Blanche | Tarryn Crossman

The Body In The Woods | The Independent | Bel Trew

Ukraine’s Stolen Children | Renegade Stories | Shahida Tulaganova

Inside Iran: the fight continues | Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Martin Elhage Smiley

Lawless: Gangs of Haiti | CGTN America / MediaLinks TV LLC | Jason Motlagh

The Last Hospital | Sky News | Stuart Ramsay

The Trap: India’s Deadliest Scam | BBC | Poonam Agarwal

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