The One World Media Podcast: Behind the Stories

For 35 years, the One World Media Awards have celebrated the world’s best journalism. We’re celebrating this milestone by interviewing some of our past winners and friends. Behind The Stories is a limited series podcast focused on the global south where you’ll hear conversations between leading journalists that get to the heart of why stories and storytellers matter. We’ll hear about how the media industry has changed, what still needs to improve and changes they’re hopeful to see.


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On this episode, hear from Annie Slemrod, Middle East Editor at The New Humanitarian and journalist, Mai Noman. Annie speaks about her story, How coronavirus hit Aden: A Yemeni doctor’s diary, which won the One World Media Coronavirus Reporting Award in 2020. Mai talks about her BBC audio story, Death Will Come Tomorrow, that looks at why Yemen can’t cope with another health crisis and how the country responded to Covid-19.

On the second episode, we hear from Athandiwe Saba, Deputy Editor of the Mail & Guardian in South Africa and Nokuthula Manyathi, Deputy Multimedia Editor at News 24, also in South Africa. Athandiwe tells us about the documentary she produced for the 10-year anniversary of the Marikana massacre of 2012. Nokuthula talks about the investigative podcast she produced, Exodus: Uncovering a cult in KwaZulu-Natal, which won the One World Media Podcast & Radio Award in 2021.

On the final episode in this limited series podcast, we’re joined by guests from Mexico. The winners of ourSpecial Award, founder of POPLab and political analyst, Arnoldo Cuéllar, talks to former New York Times reporter and One World Media Award nominee, Oscar Lopez, about being a journalist in one of the most dangerous countries in the world to practice the profession. Arnoldo talks about his long-form investigation of the head of the State Justice Department of what has become one of Mexico’s most violent states in recent times. Oscar talks about his story, Gone, on nearly 100,000 people who have disappeared in Mexico.


The One World Media Podcast was produced with support from The Edit Store.

The Edit Store, part of the Clear Cut Group, is a facility renowned for providing creative post production to global producers and broadcasters. With a focus on a wide range of factual programming and feature documentaries plus a fast turn-around current affairs service as needed, The Edit Store offers full end-to-end post-production from our London facilities, plus location services, offering 4K, HDR and SDR capabilities with bespoke workflows to deliver content to any screen with effectiveness, care, and total creativity.

The Edit Store are proud to support One World Media. The award-winning documentaries the organisation post produces shines a light on stories from across the globe, often told through the eyes of the participants with honesty and clarity. These values underpin The Edit Store’s work just as they underpin the aims of One World Media.