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owmlogoGorillas in the List



London: Wednesday 22 April 2015 – One World Media is delighted to announce this year’s outstanding list of Awards nominees for reporting from and about the developing world.

Grain Media’s celebrated documentary about the battle to save the world’s last colony of mountain gorillas, Virunga, is nominated in two categories: Documentary, and Corruption Reporting. Channel 4’s man in South America, Guillermo Galdos, is nominated again for the category he won last year – International Journalist of the Year.

“This has been one of the most challenging and interesting judging years and we’ve had a record number of entries,” says OWM’s Acting Director, Shyama Perera. “On the shortlists we have the leading news issues of the year – Ebola and the ongoing wars in the Middle East, and we have two new Award categories, Refugee Reporting and Women’s Rights in Africa.”

owmsnowSurprises among the top contenders include first entries from media outlets like Nature and Intelligent Life, as well as indie production companies such as US-based SplitFrame Media for the Television Award, Redbird Productions for the Women’s Rights in Africa Award and Dutch digital media producer Submarine for the Digital Media Award.
The One World Media Awards are presented by Jon Snow and will be held at BAFTA on June 18. Tickets are on sale at

About One World Media

Now in their 27th year, the One World Media Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in media coverage of the developing world. They highlight the unique role of journalists, filmmakers and broadcasters in increasing cultural understanding and promoting fairness and justice worldwide. Sponsors include BBC, CNN, ITV News, Channel 4 News, Sky News, Al Jazeera, Google, African Development Bank, British Red Cross, European Bank for Rebuilding and Development, Transparency International and Bertha Foundation.


Television – sponsored by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Pakistan’s Hidden Shame, Clover Films

Silent River, SplitFrame Media

Inside Kenya’s Death Squads, Al Jazeera


Afghan Women: Speaking Out, Losing Lives, BBC

File on 4: Ebola, BBC

Inside the Osama Bin Laden Imam School, BBC World Service, BBC


Ebola – The Body Collectors, Sky

Newsnight: The Human Cost of the Qatari World Cup, BBC
The desperate struggle to save Iraq’s Yazidis, ITV

Corruption Reporting – sponsored by Transparency International

Africa Investigates: Uganda’s Temple of Injustice, Al Jazeera
Virunga, Grain Media

People’s Republic of Offshore, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

New Voice

Courtney Weaver, The Financial Times

Matt Sandy, Freelance

Katerina Vittozzi, Freelance

Popular Features

Ebola Frontline, BBC

This World: Clothes to Die For, Quicksilver Media for BBC One

Children of Kabul, CBBC

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sex Slaves of Bangladesh, VICE

International Journalist of the Year

Martin Chulov, The Guardian

Guillermo Galdos, Channel 4

Rania Abouzeid, Freelance

Digital Media – sponsored by Google

Refugee Republic, Submarine

The Shirt on Your Back, The Guardian

Pirate Fishing, Al Jazeera


Out in Africa: Why the Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina has spoken out about being gay, Tim Adams for The Observer New Review

Global Health: Deadly Dinners, Meera Subramanian for Nature

Ceausescu’s Children, Wendell Steavenson for The Guardian

Short Film

Shipwreck, dir. Morgan Knibbe

Portraits of Mogadishu, VICE

Bruce Lee, King of the Sewers, ITN/Channel 4


Esta Vida, Lyttanya Shannon

Kisilu: I Start With Myself, Julia Dahr

Gay and Married in China, Diana Rynn

HONOURABLE MENTION: Rusting Assassins, Patrick Ward

Documentary – sponsored by Bertha Foundation

Miners Shot Down, Uhuru Productions

Every Last Child, Ezra Productions
Virunga, Grain Media

HONOURABLE MENTION: TB: Return of the Plague, True Vision Productions

Refugee Reporting – sponsored by British Red Cross

Evaporating Borders, Ivaasks Films

Surviving the most lethal route in the world, BBC

Lost, Caroline Moorehead for Intelligent Life/The Economist

Women’s Rights in Africa – sponsored by African Development Bank

War on Women, Irin News

Casablanca Calling, Redbird Productions

Small Small Thing, Take My Picture LLC for Al Jazeera

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