Last night, we announced the winners of the 34th One World Media Awards at a live ceremony at BAFTA in London, which was also livestreamed around the world. More than 200 guests gathered to celebrate the winners and nominees of this year’s best journalism from and about the global south. The event was hosted by ITV’s Ria Chatterjee and One World Media’s patron, Jon Snow, presented the Special Award virtually.
A record-breaking 600 entries were submitted from 101 countries across categories like feature documentary, news, environmental impact and refugee reporting. Final nominees and winners were selected by a panel of the industry’s most distinguished journalists, filmmakers and media professionals.
TOLO News in Afghanistan took home the coveted Special Award, received by the BBC’s Yalda Hakim that she dedicated to female Afghan reporters. Miranda Patrucic, winner of the International Journalist of the Year Award, said in her acceptance speech, “This award is an important reminder that it’s not just about the stories we tell, it’s also about helping our colleagues reporting about their situation and to raise awareness of their important work.”