The thirty journalists who made up the international jury for the 27th Bayeux-Calvados-Normandy Prize deliberated on Saturday to award the winners.
The Bayeux award for war correspondents rewarded, on Saturday 10 October, reports from World for the “text” category, from Washington Post (“photo” category), RFI (“radio” category), the BBC (“television” category) and Arte (“large format television” category. The award-winning reports focus on Syria in the written press and mainstream television) format (7 to 30 minutes), on Afghanistan in photo and on radio and on Uyghurs on television.
According to the president of the jury, Ed Vulliamy, the great reporter who presides over the 27th edition, the best report in any category is that of Arte Reportage which wins the prize in the “large format TV” category.. “Syria, in the Idlib trap”, signed Suzanne Allant, Yamaan Khatib and Fadi Al-Halabi, evokes the four million displaced civilians coming from former opposition strongholds and trapped in this region of northwestern Syria, between the closed border with Turkey and attacks by the Syrian regime and its Russian ally.
The second best report in any category, according to Ed Vulliamy, is the one produced for the BBC by John Sudworth and Wang Xiping entitled “Uyghur families”, which won the award in television.
In photo, the international jury prize goes to “The longest war”, a report on the Taliban in Afghanistan by Lorenzo Tugnoli, of the Italian agency Contrasto for The Washington Post.
In print, the prize is awarded to Allan Kaval of World for his report “In northeastern Syria, the slow death of jihadist prisoners”. He also won the written press award West France.
Finally, the radio prize goes to Sonia Ghezali and Wahlah Shahzaïb who produced for RFI the report “Afghanistan: after the attack on the MSF maternity hospital”.
The Audience Award went to AFP’s Anthony Wallace for a photo report entitled “Hong Kong, a popular revolt”. This report also won the second prize from the international jury.
The young reporter award returns to Anas Alkharboutli of DPA for “The war in Syria”. “Yemen: forced march” by Olivier Jobard, from Magnéto Presse for Arte / France 24, won the video image prize. In total, fifty reports were in competition.