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Gorillas in the List ONE WORLD MEDIA AWARDS announce 2015 nominees

22 April 2015

The One World Media Awards are presented by Jon Snow and will be held at BAFTA on June 18.

Tickets are on sale here.

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.”

Surprises 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 full list of nominees can be found below.

The One World Media Awards are presented by Jon Snow and will be held at BAFTA on June 18.

Tickets are on sale here.

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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