One World Media
One World Media is a non-profit organisation, registered in the UK as a charitable trust. The charity promotes media that contributes to global dialogue and understanding, human rights and development, mobilising a global media community that shares the same values. It is an iniative intended to allow broadcasters a wider access to audiences for ideas on international development.
One World Media Awards
The One World Media Awards are for campaigners and journalists who raise awareness of development issues. They recognise excellence in media coverage of the developing world and its social and cultural life. They are presented annually in a ceremony in London. These prizes, which have been called the "Oscars of factual broadcasting in the UK", were described by news presenter Jon Snow as “the awards that people in the industry really want to win”. In recent years Snow has also presented the awards.
|Journalist of the Year||Jamal Osman||ITN for Channel 4|
|Radio||Assignment - Haiti Cholera Epidemic||BBC World Service|
|Television||Sri Lanka's Killing Fields||ITN for Channel 4|
|Documentary||Sri Lanka's Killing Fields||ITN for Channel 4|
|New Media||Our Africa||SOS Children's Villages UK|
|News||Nato units left 61 migrants to die of hunger and thirst||The Guardian|
|Drama||Otelo Burning||Otelo Burning Films|
|Children's Rights||Africa Investigates: Spell of the Albino||InsightNewsTV for Al Jazeera English|
|Press||The Rape of Men||The Observer|
|Popular Features||Toughest Place to be a Binman||BBC Two|
|Sustainable Development||There Once Was An Island||On the Level Productions|
|Student||Bagong Silang||Zena Merton, Giselle Santos and Stefan Werc, London College of Communication|
|Special||Gem TV, Ethiopia|
Since 1987, One World Media has been working with insiders and experts across all media.
- One World Media Week presents a programme of workshops, panel discussions, funding opportunities, screenings and talks
- One World Media's educational work with students and universities enables the next generation of media professionals to engage with the wider world
- Fellowships provide professional development opportunities to broadcasters from the developing world and the UK, focusing on international dialogue and the promotion of media standards, human rights and development
- Through other activities, often with partner organisations, One World Media works with young people to raise awareness of the wider world in the UK; highlight media as a tool for development in fields like health, education, the economy, governance and human rights; and contribute to research, advocacy and lobbying for greater visibility in the media of international issues such as the Millennium Development Goals and the diverse cultures of the world.
In 2010, One World Media introduced the inaugural One World Media Week, a programme of events held in conjunction with the Awards. Its events range from panel discussions and lectures covering relevant issues in media and development, film screenings and a day for new and emerging media professionals interesting in documentary filmmaking and journalism, featuring free workshops, masterclasses, discussion and more.
One World Media also runs a Student Media Programme, with a range of university media courses around the UK. The programme aims to support and encourage tomorrow's journalists and documentary filmmakers to produce high-quality media coverage of the developing world through workshops and events covering a range of issues relating to reporting and filmmaking in developing countries. The project is currently funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development, as part of its Development Awareness Fund.
Since 1997, the charity has also run the One World Media Fellowships, which brings a group of senior broadcasters from overseas to the UK, where they exchange ideas and experiences with their counterparts. One World Media also runs a number of other events, including sessions at the Sheffield Documentary Festival.
Staff, trustees and patrons
The current director is Marion Bowman.
The Trustees of One World Media are:
- Myles Wickstead, former Head of Secretariat to the Commission for Africa (Chair)
- Mick Csáky, Chief Executive & Creative Director, Antelope
- Brendan Gormley, Chief Executive, Disasters Emergency Committee
- Phil Harding, former Director of English Network & News, BBC
- Carol Haslam, Executive Producer & Chair, Wildscreen festival
- Seetha Kumar, Head of HD, BBC
- Roger MacDonald, Writer
- Magda Walter, Independent Media Consultant
- Camilla Otto, Consultant, international development aid
- Benjamin Chance, Investment Adviser, Morgan Stanley
- Sunil Sheth, Partner, Fladgate LLP
- Peggy Walters, Communications and Public Affairs Consultant
- One World Media website
- Colm Foy; Henny Helmich (1996). Public Support for International Development. OECD Publishing. p. 96. ISBN 978-92-64-14865-9. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
- oneworldmedia.org.uk, Awards.
- West Africa. West Africa Publishing Company Limited. June 2001. p. 39. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
- Great Britain: Department for International Development (22 May 2007). Department for International Development annual report 2007. The Stationery Office. p. 238. ISBN 978-0-10-294519-5. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
- Daily Telegraph article about the One World Media Awards
- Article from The Guardian about the 2012 One World Media Awards
- oneworldmedia.org.uk, Winners
- Description of Student Media Programme
- DFID: Development Awareness Fund projects approved 2008-9
- One World Media Fellowships description.