France’s prestigious Bayeux War Correspondent’s Prize on Saturday included the Associated Press and Burkina Faso’s newspaper Sidwaya among the recipients, bolstering its coverage of the Ukraine conflict.
Established in 1994, the Bayeux Calvados Normandie Prize recognizes excellence in reporting on war and unrest.
The choice of Bayeux is significant as it was the first French town liberated by Allied forces during World War II.
All winners, with the exception of the Burkina Faso Award, were awarded for their coverage of the war in Ukraine.
The photo award went to Ukrainian photographer Evgeny Maloretka for his work with video journalist Mstislav Chernov on the fall of AP’s Mariupol.
The Press Award went to Sidwaya’s Mariam Ouedraogo for reporting in Burkina Faso, which has been hit by two coups this year.
On television, Theo Maneval and Pierre Dehoorne won the first Amnesty International Award for ‘Viktor and the kiss of war’ in Ukraine in France 5, while the large format award went to The Guardian’s Philip for ‘The Spiderman of Sudan’. Given to Cox.
In the radio category, the International Jury awarded the prize to Maurine Mercier. Maurin Her Mercier recorded her mother and daughter’s testimony for France Info – RTS about “her two weeks of rape and terrorism in Bucha”, also in Ukraine.
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