Journalist of the Year Award

In an age of mass information and misinformation, the role of journalists if more important than ever. Our societies rely on the core values of journalism - truthfulness and objectivity - to stay informed and shape opinions. 

One Young World believes that the next generation of young journalists are paramount to creating powerful and meaningful change, providing the important means to ensure freedom of speech and a defence of rights are justly upheld in all regions across the world.

The One Young World Journalist of the Year Award was created in 2020 to identify and promote 5 of the world's most impactful journalists who are changing the way stories are reported and having a positive global impact.


Journalist of the Year Award 2022

2020 Winners

BBC correspondent 

Independent journalist

Journalist and human rights defender

Vice correspondent and Telemundo News contributor

Journalist and activist