Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin congratulates the winners of the Bayeux Prize for War Correspondents. This year again, the award is an opportunity to highlight the work of journalists who sometimes risk their lives to inform.
Of particular intensity, the 27th edition of the Bayeux Prize for War Correspondents awarded Allan Kaval du Monde, in the print category, for his report on the conditions of detention in Syria, to whom Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin and the photographer Rafael Yaghobzadeh wish a speedy recovery.
The award also recognized the poignant and dizzying reports on the Uighurs in China by Wang Xiping and John Sudworth for the BBC and the one, directed for Arte, by Suzanne Allant, Yamaan Khatib and Fadi Al-Halabi on displaced civilians in Syria. The report on the attack on a maternity hospital in Afghanistan, produced by Sonia Ghezali, correspondent for RFI, and awarded in the radio category, is also one of those that leave a lasting mark.
Lorenzo Tugnoli received the first prize for his photo report on the Taliban in Afghanistan published in the Washington Post, and Anthony Wallace of AFP received the second prize in this category as well as the public prize for his report on Hong Kong, a popular revolt.
Indispensable to the understanding of the crises that cross our world, the war correspondents also show the violence, injustice and crudity of the reality of wars for the populations.