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MV staff member to judge One World Media Awards

MV staff member to judge One World Media Awards

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We are excited to announce that Selbin Kabote, our Media Lab Project Worker in Birmingham, will be a judge for the One World Media Awards this year. The journalist is one of four judges in the Refugee Reporting category.

The One World Media Awards celebrate the best media coverage of developing countries - "stories that break down stereotypes, change the narrative and connect people from different cultures".

They are open to journalists and filmmakers from all over the world and entries are judged in 15 different categories, including New Voice, Short Film, Digital Media and Refugee Reporting.

Speaking about the opportunity to be involved in these awards, Selbin said, "Being a judge will enable me and my fellow judges to honour and recognize the best media coverage of developing countries by hardworking and talented journalists and filmmakers from all over the world. 

"I’m looking forward to this event as it chimes so closely with our work at Migrant Voice, which is committed to shining a spotlight on migrants and refugees who have stories to tell."

He also pointed out that he is well-qualified to judge the award, with “lived experience as a migrant journalist” and “a profound knowledge of refugee and asylum-seeker issues".

Entries have now closed and the judging will take place over the next few months. The awards ceremony will take place on 18 June 2020.

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