Celebrating 100 years of public service media

A very happy 100th birthday to the BBC

Today marks 100 years of the BBC, the largest and oldest public broadcaster in the world. To mark the occasion, we’ve selected some pieces from our recent Awards this year which show the broad range of  stories and many benefits of public service media around the world. 

  1. This piece from OCCRP was shortlisted in the Environmental Impact category about Nicaragua’s forgotten deforestation crisis
  2. And this body of work by multiple journalists from the Environmental Reporting Collective was an investigation across borders of crimes in the global fishing industry
  3. We had several entries from the BBC that made our shortlist like a story about street dancers in Nairobi which received a special mention in the Feature Documentary category, The Dictator’s Last Call that had a special mention in Popular Features, a short film about the impact of climate change in Mauritiana, an inside look into a notoriously secret mercenary group which won the Television Documentary category and another story about a highly secretive mafia was shortlisted in the same category
  4. Our New Voice winner received the Award for this story in openDemocracy
  5. From German public broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, we had a solutions story that won the Popular Features Award and another about women in Asia which was shortlisted for the Women’s Solutions Reporting Award
  6. From Voice of America, we have this piece which was shortlisted int he Refugee Reporting category
  7. And finally, this project about stories in the Nile Basin from Uganda that was shortlisted for a Special Award

We hope you enjoy these pieces and share them widely to remind us of how much value public service media provides.