The One World Media Awards celebrate the industry’s best media coverage of the global south. Spotlighting underreported stories that break through stereotypes, change the narrative and connect people across cultures.

To select the winners and nominees, 60 of the industry’s most distinguished journalists, filmmakers and media professionals gathered from every corner of the world for an intense, online jury day none of us will forget. From hundreds of entries, across 96 countries, we are thrilled to present the final winners and nominees for all 15 awards categories!

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

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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.

 

Winner🏆:

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

 

Nominees:

Seven Grams | Lucid Realities | Karim Ben Khelifa

Visa to Nowhere | Outriders 

 

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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.

 

Winner🏆:

The Return | The Guardian | Eriberto Gualinga

 

Nominees:
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

 

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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.

 

Winner🏆:

The Last Shelter | STEPS | Ousmane Samassékou

 

Nominees:

Dying to Divorce | Dying to Divorce Ltd | Chloe Fairweather

Sing, Freetown | Insight TWI Films | Clive Patterson

 

Special mention:

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

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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.

 

Winner🏆:

Miranda Patrucic | OCCRP

 

Nominees:
Fabiola Torres | Salud con lupa

Jamal Osman | Channel 4 News

 

Special Mention:
AfghanNotes | Zaki Daryabi and Elyas Nawandis

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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.

 

Winner🏆:

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

 

Nominees:

‘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

 

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

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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.

 

Winner🏆:

Khatondi Soita Wepukhulu | openDemocracy

 

Nominees:

Aakash Hassan | Freelance

Andrei Popoviciu | 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.

 

Winner🏆:

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

 

Nominees:

Exodus | Freelance/ Guernica Magazine | Zahra Hankir

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

 

Special mention

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

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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.

 

Winner🏆:

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

 

Nominees:

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

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

 

Special mention

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

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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.

 

Winner🏆:

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

 

Nominees:

Hello Hallyu | The Swaddle | Nirupama V & Sadhana Chathurvedula

Too Many Enemies | Volume | Paul McNally

 

Special mention

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

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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.

 

Winner🏆:

She Migrates | Futuro Media | Marta Martinez

 

Nominees:

Escaping Oblivion | The Chronicle of Higher Education | Eric Hoover

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

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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.

 

Winner🏆:

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

 

Nominees:

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

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

 

Special mention:

The Doll | Elahe Esmaili 

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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.

 

Winner🏆:

TOLOnews | Afghanistan

 

Nominees:
InfoNile Geojournalism Project | Uganda

Salud con Lupa | Peru

 

 

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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.

 

Winner🏆:

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

 

Nominees:

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

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

 

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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.

 

Winner🏆:

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

 

Nominees:

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

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

 

Special mention:

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.

 

Winner🏆:

Women’s Rights and the Pandemic | Global Press Journal | Khorloo Khukhnokhoi, Lucila Pellettieri, Nakisanze Segawa & Beatrice Lamwaka

 

Nominees:

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

HER – Women in Asia | DW Deutsche Welle | Bettina Thoma-Schade

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