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One World Media Awards 2009
London, February 12, 2009 (OWBT) - Entries are now open for the One World Media Awards 2009 that celebrate outstanding media coverage of the developing world. The Awards ceremony will take place this year on Monday June 22nd, at The Brewery in London.
The awards recognise the unique role of journalists and filmmakers in bridging the divide between different societies, and communicating the breadth of social, political and cultural experiences across the globe.
The categories incorporate documentary film, radio programmes, print journalism and online media. As well as rewarding the best in journalism based in developed countries, there is also a category for community media, which features applicants from various countries in the developing world.
There will be a new initiative this year: to judge the Children’s Rights Award, the Awards team will recruit a Youth Jury to select the winner and runners up. This year also sees the introduction of a new category - the Drama Award, which will recognise the achievements of feature films and TV dramas in raising awareness of development issues.
The deadline for entries is March 13, 2009. More information about awards and applications can be found on the One World Broadcasting Trust website.
The One World Media Awards also include a Special Award for Development Media 2009. The Special Award is for an outstanding media project or organisation working on the ground in the developing world, which has made a real impact on the lives of those living and working near it.
The deadline for entries for the Special Award for Development Media 2009 is Friday 27th February, 2009.
This award is for local radio/TV initiatives (including a specific programme or channel, or a network of stations), print media or new media working on the ground in the developing world addressing social or developmental issues. Advocacy media initiatives working at a grass roots level involving staff from the local area are also eligible to enter. The project must have evidence of lasting beneficial impacts on the local community and, where applicable, how it’s made an impression on public opinion or government policy.