Kabote to judge media awards

Birmingham based and Zimbabwean born journalist is selected to judge the prestigious One World Media Awards.

A Birmingham based and Zimbabwean born journalist Selbin Kabote, will

be a judge for the prestigious One World Media Awards this year. The

journalist is one of four judges in the Refugee Reporting category.

Selbin works for the Migrant Voice as a Media Lab Project Worker in

Birmingham.

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”.

The focus is on topics, stories or issues, in about or related to developing

countries. Entering the awards will provide journalists and filmmakers

with a unique opportunity to be recognised by some of the industry’s top

professionals and to gain a wider audience for their work.

Among the judging panel will be some leading and experienced journalists

from the BBC, Channel 4, Al Jazeera, Sky News, ITV, Financial Times,

Sunday Times and other local and international high-profile

organisations.

The awards are established, with 31 years of providing a platform for

important stories to be shared and celebrated.

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.”

Selbin Kabote is a veteran journalist, who worked in Zimbabwe during the

1980’s and then as Journalist/Producer for the foreign broadcaster of the

South African Broadcasting Corporation-SABC Channel Africa, before

coming to the UK, where he is still practicing as a journalist.

Entries for the One World Media Awards have

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