About the Organization:

One World Media’s mission is to support strong, vibrant and independent media coverage on developing countries that empowers citizens, promotes justice and creates social impact. They build connections between emerging and established players in the media and international development sector. Through their annual series of events, workshops and the Global Short Docs Forum they bring together a global network of filmmakers, journalists and industry leaders.

Coronavirus Reporting Award 2020

The One World Media Awards this year come at an unusual time, as we face the Covid-19 pandemic. In response to the exceptional work of journalists and filmmakers covering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries, we are launching the Coronavirus Reporting Award 2020, supported by EBRD. This is a global story like few others. We’re connected by a shared crisis that presents us all with new ways of living and seeing the world.

They want to champion stories that show them what is happening beyond our borders and spotlight international perspectives on the pandemic. They’re looking for stories that show the potential solutions, the urgent needs and the surprising implications of COVID-19 around the world. The Award will be for a piece of media in any format, including print, film, audio, or digital media.

Eligibility

All entries should focus on stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the developing world, including 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 1 December 2019 and 30 July 2020.

The Coronavirus Reporting Award is 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 Criteria:

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

Relevance of the coverage

  • The focus must be on stories or topics in, about or related to a developing country
  • Include the voices and views of people in/from developing countries

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

Originality and creativity of the coverage

  • All entries should highlight underreported stories or issues, or explore new angles on familiar topics.
  • They are particularly looking at how the story is told: Is it amplifying voices that are normally unheard? Is it an inspiring story that will create change? Does the story challenge misperceptions or stereotypes of developing countries?

Substance and accuracy of the coverage

  • Depth of research and analysis
  • Well-researched, accurate and balanced reporting

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

Deadline: 30th July 2020.

For more information please check the Link

Location
India
Closing date of Event
Thursday, 30 July, 2020
Email
https://www.oneworldmedia.org.uk/announcing-the-coronavirus-reporting-award-2020/
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RFP URL
https://www.oneworldmedia.org.uk/announcing-the-coronavirus-reporting-award-2020/