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  • 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.

  • Announcing our new Acting Director

    This announcement comes as Gemma Bradshaw steps down from her role as Director of One World Media to take maternity leave.

  • Jon Snow journalist announced as patron

    Introducing our new patron: Jon Snow

    We are excited to welcome journalist and broadcaster Jon Snow as One World Media’s new patron!

  • 14 rising stars in documentary filmmaking

    We are thrilled to announce the 14 filmmakers who have been selected to attend the Global Short Docs Forum and have the chance to pitch their stories to commissioners from some of the industry’s most established digital platforms.

  • 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.  

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    5 reasons to apply for short documentary training

    Over the last decade, there has been a huge explosion of online content. With this has come an increased demand for short form documentaries and the filmmakers with the skills and experience…

  • tips for pitching documentary to commissioners

    6 things commissioners look for in your short documentary pitch

    There’s no secret sauce, but we’ve spoken to enough commissioners in our time to share some of their best tips!