This is a story that impacts all of our lives on a scale rarely seen before.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, journalists and filmmakers around the world have risked their lives to tell important stories and shine a light on the global impact of COVID-19. Accurate, impartial and accessible journalism has never felt more important.
The OWM Coronavirus Reporting Award 2020 champions these stories. Stories that show us international perspectives on the pandemic, shining a light on underreported challenges, uncovering crucial investigations and highlighting local heroes.
From a glimpse into the lives of a young couple in lockdown in Iran to the captivating diary of Yemeni doctor. From the farmers who are live-streaming to survive the pandemic to a shocking investigation into oxygen shortages across Africa.
Take a deep dive into the 12 exceptional stories selected for the longlist of the award.
The country’s coronavirus response has affected Indians very differently. One thing unites them, though: a biscuit. Read full article
— The Atlantic
Weighed down by years of suffering, one in four Yazidis in Iraq’s IDP camps may require psychological support after pandemic recedes. Read full article
— Middle East Eye
Indigenous communities across Colombia are mounting a unified strategy to combat COVID-19. Read full article
— Al Jazeera
The central government’s poorly planned roll out of the Shramik Special trains forced workers to endure endless hours of delays, hunger, unhygienic conditions and uncertainty before they finally reached home. Read full article
— The Caravan
As Covid-19 spreads throughout Africa, a potentially deadly lack of oxygen is leaving patients gasping for breath. Many are having to go without this essential treatment. Read full article
— The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
An investigation by BBC News Arabic has analysed flight tracking data and open source footage which shows how Iran’s largest airline — Mahan Air — continued to fly while government flight bans were in place, and contributed to the spread of Covid-19 in the Middle East. Watch full investigation
— BBC News Arabic
When coronavirus ground the country to a halt, the agricultural industry could no longer sell its produce. E-commerce giants used the chance to bring the sector online. Read full article
— MIT Technology Review
The One World Media Awards celebrate underreported stories that break down stereotypes, change the narrative and connect people from different cultures.