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John Allan Namu’s company nominated for international award

BBC, Al Jazeera and CNN were among other nominees.

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John Allan Namu’s heart was full after ‘Africa Uncensored’ bagged a nomination at the One World Media Awards.

‘Africa Uncensored’ was nominated in the Special Award category alongside Rwanda’ Radio Inzamba, Rapller from the Philippines and the Salam Afghanistan Media Organization.

“Very grateful that @AfUncensored has made it to the long list of nominees for this year's Special Award! Congratulations to all the other independent media houses that have made it from across the world! This made our day,” Namu Tweeted.


List of Nominees

Other companies that have been nominated in other categories of the award show include BBC World News, Africa Eye for their documentary ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine’, Channel 4 for Myanmar’s Killing Fields, CNN for ‘Made in America: Shrapnel in Yemen ties US Bombs to Civilian Deaths’ and ‘Witness – Back to Kinshasa’ by Al Jazeera English.

Check out a list of some of the nominees below:

International Journalist of the Year Award


Anas Aremeyaw Anas – Freelance

Bel Trew – The Independent

Guillermo Galdos – Channel 4 News

Inna Lazareva – Freelance

John Ray – ITV News


Mary Ann Jolley – Al Jazeera English

Mehdi Hasan – Al Jazeera English

Nima Elbagir – CNN

Orla Guerin – BBC News

Rina Chandran – Thomson Reuters Foundation


Thaslima Begum – Freelance

Feature Documentary Award

Freedom Fields – Huna Productions

Hebron: A Weapon of Life – BBC Arabic

Insha’Allah Democracy – 64th Street Media, LLC


In The Name Of Your Daughter – Defying Destiny Films

The Judge – Idle Wild Films, Inc.

Our Man in Tehran – PBS FRONTLINE

Soyalism – Elliot Films

A Thousand Girls Like Me – Afghanistan DocHouse


Under the Wire – Arrow Media

Unsettling – Iris Zaki

Children in Conflict Reporting Award (Sponsored by Save the Children)

Afghanistan Civilian Casualties – Vice News

Auto Repair Shop Jump-Starts Ugandan Child Soldiers into New Lives – The Thomson Reuters Foundation


Central African Republic Child Brides – Vice News

Cubs of the Caliphate – Sky News

In Limbo: ‘Isis Children’ in Prison – Mail & Guardian

IS Fighter Orphans in Libya – BBC News

Lost Generation – Vice News


A Man Made War Paid for by Women and Children – The GroundTruth Project

The Palestinian Kids Fighting Israel’s Occupation – AJ+

South Sudan’s Child Soldiers – Sky News

The Vulnerability Contest – News Deeply

Yemen Air-Strikes: Made in America – CNN


Special Award

Africa Uncensored – Kenya

Bihus.Info – Ukraine

Bulatlat – Philippines

Medyascope TV – Turkey


Nawaat – Tunisia

Radio Fresh – Syria

Radio Inzamba – Rwanda

Rappler – Philippines

Salam Afghanistan Media Organization – Afghanistan


Tiempo Argentino – Argentina

Television Documentary Award (Sponsored by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)

After the Fall – VICE

Crossing the Line: Colombia’s Rebels – TRT World

Democracy Now! Special: Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara—A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony – Democracy Now!


Hotspots: On The Frontline- In The DRC, Ukraine and Libya – Sky

Journey in the Danger Zone: Iraq – BBC

Myanmar’s Killing Fields – Channel 4

Nigeria’s Stolen Daughters – BBC Two

Sweet Sweet Codeine – BBC World News, Africa Eye


The UN Sex Abuse Scandal – Channel 4

Where Childhood Died – RT

Who Cares About Israel’s Thai Workers? – BBC News

Witness – Back to Kinshasa – Al Jazeera English

Refugee Reporting Award (Sponsored by British Red Cross)


Another News Story – Wislocki Films Ltd

Britain’s Refugee Children – Channel 4

Dangerous Exit: Who Controls How Syrians in Lebanon Go Home – Refugees Deeply

Destination Europe – IRIN

Escaping Europe – BBC News


Faultlines – No Shelter: Family Separation at the Border – Al Jazeera English

Fleeing Hate: LQBTQ+ Migrants on the Caravan – NowThis Media

From Refugee to Commodity – The Weather Channel

From the Killing Fields to Exile Without Hope – The National

Rohingya One Year – VICE News


Tanzania Granted the Largest-Ever Mass Citizenship to Refugees. Then What? – The Christian Science Monitor

Unreported World: Venezuela’s Lost Children – Channel 4

Venezuela’s Refugee Crisis – The Financial Times


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