One World Media Awards reveals nominees

Among the nominees for the upcoming awards ceremony, which celebrates the best in media coverage of the developing world, are More 4's Up in Smoke and the NFB's web-doc Highrise: One Millionth Tower (pictured).
March 15, 2012

The One World Media Awards, celebrating the best in media coverage of the developing world, has announced its nominees for this year’s edition, taking place in London on May 8.

Nominees for the best documentary award include Channel 4′s Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields, an investigation into the torture and killing of civilians during the war between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers, produced by ITN Productions; and Gemma Atwal’s Marathon Boy, which follows the story of a four-year-old boy from an Indian slum trained to become a record-breaking runner.

The NFB’s Highrise: One Millionth Tower web-doc project, directed by Katerina Cizek, is up for the new media award.

The list of nominees in non-fiction related categories is as follows:

Television Award

Land of Anarchy – ‘Panorama’ 2011 – BBC One

Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields – Channel 4

Unreported World: Undercover Syria – Channel 4

New Media Award

HIGHRISE: One Millionth Tower – National Film Board of Canada Micro Loans Website – CARE International

Our Africa – SOS Children

Popular Features Award

Famous, Rich and in the Slums – BBC One

The Rape of Men – Observer Magazine

Toughest Place to be a Binman – BBC Two

Sustainable Development Award

The Guardian – Crowded Planet Series

There Once was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho – On the Level Productions

Up in Smoke – More 4

Documentary Award

Marathon Boy – BBC Four

Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields – Channel 4

The Invasion of Lampedusa – BBC Two and BBC Worldwide

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