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
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
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
“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