The annual One World Week (OWW) has been running since last weekend and is due to end on Sunday 24 October 2010. It draws together hundreds of local civic groups, development agencies, churches and faith groups to look at how the world we share can become a more just, peaceful and sustainable place – and how the often violent divisions among its people can be overcome.
Last night at the One World Media Awards, I looked at more than 100 clips from film, radio and feature articles on developing world stories. A broad sweep of organisations and journalists, from the BBC to the Coventry Telegraph, were celebrated for their coverage and creativity and dedication to stories that bring the world to the UK.
The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid intends to double the number of volunteer teachers it recruits over the next two years to help share stories about the work of its 700 partner organisations in 50 developing countries.