BBC shortlisted for One World Media award

Three BBC radio programmes have been shortlisted in the One World Media Awards, going up against each other for the radio award.

BBC Radio 4’s Afghan Women: Speaking Out, Losing Lives, and File on 4: Ebola, are up against ‘Inside the Osama Bin Laden Imam School’ which aired on the BBC World Service.

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

Last year the BBC World Service won the radio award with ‘Law Behind Bars’.

The full list of nominees is below:

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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Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 12:14 pm by RadioToday UK

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