One World Media Awards for Journalists in Developing countries 2024

The One World Media Awards are an opportunity to have your work recognised amongst the best in global journalism.The One World Media Awards recognise the best media coverage of the global south. Stories that break through stereotypes, change the narrative and connect people across cultures. 

Each year, hundreds of entries from all over the world are judged by our panels of distinguished professionals, carefully selected from the media and non-profit sectors for their wide ranging experience and expertise.

The awards celebrate work across 15 categories and a wide range of media platforms, spotlighting the year’s best media coverage of underreported stories from around the world.

One World Media Journalists Awards

Application DeadlineFebruary 8, 2024
Funding TypePartially Funded
SponsorOne World Media
GenderMen and Women

Benefits of One World Media Journalists Awards

  • A unique opportunity to be recognised by some of the industry’s top professionals and to gain a wider audience for your work
  • The only Awards recognising excellence in international journalism and filmmaking specifically from and about the global south
  • They are established, with 32 years of providing a platform for important stories to be shared and celebrated

Requirements for One World Media Journalists Awards

All entries should focus on stories, topics or issues in, about or related to low- and middle-income countries across the global south. This includes countries across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia or the Post-Soviet States. Jurors will be looking for media that covers underreported stories or new angles and approaches to more familiar stories.

Entries must have had their first screening, broadcast, theatrical release, launch or publication between 9 February 2023 and 8 February 2024.

With the exception of the Special Award, all categories are open to entrants anywhere in the world, as long as the work meets one of the following criteria:

  • The entry has been broadcast, screened or published (in print or in an established online publication/website) in the UK; OR
  • The entry has been broadcast or published (in an established print/online publication/website) internationally and is available for an English-speaking audience; OR
  • The entry has been screened at an international film festival

Selection Process


Entries will be evaluated based on the overall merit of the piece, with an emphasis on:

Relevance, originality and creativity of the coverage

  • Highlights underreported stories or issues
  • Explores new angles on familiar topics
  • Challenges misperceptions and/or stereotypes of the global south

Substance and accuracy of the coverage

  • Depth of research and analysis
  • Accurate and balanced reporting that highlights the voices and perspectives of people in and from the global south

Impact and reach of the coverage

  • Demonstrates the actual impact or potential for the coverage to catalyse change
  • May have prompted additional media coverage or policy change
  • Consideration may be given to the total audience reached


  • Entries need to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and representation in areas, such as: subject representation, themes and narratives, project team, industry access and opportunities for diversity in audience development.

Quality of the coverage

  • Well-crafted, structured and engaging
  • High production and editorial values
  • Distils and presents complex topics to the target audience in an understandable and accessible way


  • Open for entries: 4 Jan
  • Close for entries: 8 February 
  • Longlist announced: 27 March 
  • Nominees announced: 2 May 
  • Awards ceremony: June 2024

Application Deadline

February 8, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to One World Media on to apply

For more details, visit One World Media website.

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