February 22, 2005

OPPORTUNITIES: Nominations invited for Media Awards (UK)

Also check http://www.owbt.org/bursaries2005/2005home.htm for more - especially on the Student Bursaries (if you are based in the UK).
Organisers of a prestigious media awards ceremony to be held in London have today called for nominations to be submitted for this year's event to recognise media professionals whose work covers international affairs.

The One World Media Awards, organised by the One World Broadcasting Trust, encourage excellence in media coverage that reflects the social, political and cultural life of people across the world.

Despite a general declining trend of media coverage of the developing world the trust received a record number of submissions last year, and is eager to better that for a second year running.

The ceremony, held at the London Marriott Hotel in June, will be presented by Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow.

He said: "The One World Media Awards are the most cherished in television. They provide enduring proof that despite all, a sturdy thread of real excellence still weaves its way though the output."

The 12 award categories include Broadcast Journalist of the Year, the Popular Features Award and the Children's Rights Award, and all are sponsored by charities including Christian Aid, Unicef and ActionAid.

For details of entry requirements, eligibility, fees and application forms, visit www.owbt.org or call 020 7874 7609. The deadline for entries is Monday, March 21.
Chris Schuepp
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