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The annual One World Media Awards 2022 call for entries from journalists and filmmakers around the world

Jan 12, 2022

Celebrating the best media coverage focused on the global south, the annual One World Media Awards 2022 are now open for entries! 

6 January 2022: Journalists and filmmakers whose work focuses on stories in the global south are invited to enter the One World Media Awards 2022. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world. 

Since 1988, the One World Media Awards have recognised more than 1000 journalists and filmmakers, setting the standard for international reporting. The Awards celebrate the best media coverage focused on the global south; stories that break down stereotypes, challenge narratives and help people find common ground, despite their differences.

The Awards champion stories that demonstrate originality, creativity and the potential to catalyse change. All entries should either highlight underreported stories or explore new angles on familiar topics. Complete details on selection and eligibility criteria is available here

Entries this year are open in 15 non-fiction categories. Submissions are accepted in print, digital, audio and broadcast media. The Awards categories this year are as follows:

  • International Journalist of the Year Award
  • Feature Documentary Award
  • New Voice Award
  • Television Documentary Award
  • Podcast & Radio Award
  • Print Award
  • Digital Media Award
  • News Award
  • Refugee Reporting Award
  • Environmental Impact Award
  • Popular Features Award
  • Short Film Award
  • Student Award
  • Special Award
  • Women’s Solutions Reporting Award

Past winners have included some of the biggest media houses such as BBC, The Guardian and National Geographic and journalists like Drew Ambrose for Al Jazeera English and Guillermo Galdos, the Latin America Correspondent for Channel 4 News, based in Peru. In 2020, Maria Ressa’s organisation in the Philippines, Rappler, won a Special Award. Maria Ressa received a Nobel Peace Prize in 2021. 

Our patron, Jon Snow of Channel 4 says, “‘These are some of the greatest storytellers of our generation helping us to understand the issues and solutions of the world around us.”

Ketzalli Rosas Cervantes, the 2021 winner of the Digital Media Award for her entry, Violated in Quarantine, has said about the Awards, “Winning the One World Media Awards is a gigantic achievement, a way of making the work of women journalists visible and of raising our voices to the sexist violence that is suffered in our countries that requires action, even in the midst of a global health crisis. We believe this award will help institutions and governments to pay attention to violence against women and this research will be used as reference for violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean during the Covid-19 pandemic.” 

And Eleni Giokos, a CNN correspondent who was a judge in 2021, said, “’The stories entered this year were unique and they covered interesting angles that spoke of what different countries are experiencing. It was also interesting to note that some of the stories were done during the height of Covid-19, which shows the resilience and passion of journalists in pursuit of amazing stories.”

The deadline for entries is 10 February 2022. Winners will be announced at the ceremony on 16 June 2022. 

To find out more about the One World Media Awards please visit:




Recycling and clean-up programs having mixed success

Recycling and clean-up programs having mixed success

In a small office south of the Bill Clinton statue in Pristina, Nora Cukaj scrolls through a picture album on Facebook. The page for her organization —Let’s Do It Kosova – is filled with pictures from projects across the country. With a bright red fingernail, she pointed at the most recent set of pictures. Two men stand in a shallow river, pulling paper and plastic from a tangle near the pillar of a bridge.