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  • Carlotta sitting with her back to the camera with a group of women while reporting in the field

    Why we need to learn more from women and girls

    This year, we’re so proud to introduce the new Women’s Solutions Reporting Award in partnership with European Investment Bank. In this piece, Secretary General of EIB, Marjut Falkstedt, explains why an award of this kind is important. 

  • The director, Estevao Ciavatta

    Where to start when reporting a complex environmental story: an Insta Live with filmmaker Estevão Ciavatta

    We spoke with filmmaker Estevão Ciavatta, whose documentary, Amazon Undercover, won the One World Media Environmental Impact Award in 2021.

  • The One World Media Awards 2022 open today!

    We’re so excited to announce that the annual One World Media Awards are now live!

  • Three times in 2021 we were reminded why journalism is important

    As the world attempted a return to public life in 2021, major world events shaped collective thought and defined a global media narrative. This wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the brave and incredible work of journalists reporting from the farthest corners, the most dangerous and necessary places. We take a look at a few defining moments that reminded us why journalism is so important. 

  • Three people speaking together at an OWM Awards event. The person in the centre is facing the camera and two people on the side, a woman on the left and a man on the right, are not.

    One World Media in 2021

    This has been an eventful, exciting year at One World Media. Like everyone else, as we adapted to changes, we had lots of big wins as we continued to support filmmakers and journalists around the world to tell stories about the global south. At a time in history, when it is evident that quality journalism is so urgently needed, we are committed to bringing underreported stories and underrepresented people into mainstream media. 

  • Carlotta Dotto with her back to the camera reporting in Senegal. She is seated on the floor facing a group of local women.

    Reporting on women in tough contexts: an Insta Live with Carlotta Dotto

    We spoke with Carlotta Dotto during an Insta Live on 2 December 2021. Carlotta is a London-based journalist, a visual editor at CNN and a One World Media fellow. As part of her fellowship, Carlotta reported a multimedia story about rural women in Senegal who are using innovative farming practices to save land in their villages. This story was published by Al Jazeera English and won a One World Media Award in 2021 in the Women Entrepreneurs Reporting category. These are key takeaways from our conversation. 

  • How To Defend Media Freedom In Cyberspace

    On Tuesday November 2nd, 2021, One World Media hosted an event in collaboration with Al Jazeera and the Journalism Department at City, University of London in recognition of the International Day to End Impunity Against Journalists. We spoke with journalists and experts across the industry to discuss strategies for reporting safely in a world where technology exposes journalists to increased risks.

  • 5 Steps To Protecting Yourself As A Journalist

    There has never been a more dangerous time to be a journalist. Governments and international lawmakers must act now to better protect journalists all over the world. However, for many journalists, protecting themselves against threats and abuses for reporting the truth and holding power to account is, unfortunately, a day to day necessity.

  • Two filmmakers in PPE suits using camera equipment

    How two filmmakers risked everything to report from the frontlines of India’s covid crisis

    Over an incredibly demanding year-long shoot, Global Short Docs alumni Prashun Mazumdar and his co-director Suyash Shrivastava filmed the moving Al Jazeera 101 East documentary, India’s COVID Warriors. From the impossible logistics to the emotional highs and lows, we spoke to the filmmakers to learn more about how they made this documentary during a global pandemic.  

  • What is collaborative journalism

    What is collaborative journalism and why should I care?

    In the face of growing threats to journalists globally, collaborative journalism offers a solution uniquely resistant to those seeking to silence the truth. This approach to reporting also helps to break down the silos that have long plagued international journalism says Phineas Rueckert, Investigative Journalist at Forbidden Stories.

  • Stories that change the future

    We are at a critical point in the history of our planet. As we emerge from the pandemic, presented with a unique opportunity to ‘build back better’, it is crucial to provide a platform for impactful environmental stories that motivate, as well as agitate, says Lisa Rose, Head of Impact at WaterBear Network.

  • Why we need to tell more stories about women entrepreneurs

    More than ever we need stories of resilience, leadership and inspiration. Maria Shaw-Barragan, Head of EIB Global Partners, highlights the positive impact of shining a light on women entrepreneurs: the unsung heroes of community and economic development.