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Unnamed Myanmar photographer wins Bayeux warfare reporting prize

BAYEUX: The distinguished Bayeux Struggle Correspondents’ Awards on Saturday (Oct 9) honoured work by a variety of worldwide journalists together with a number of veteran reporters and – for the primary time – an unnamed Myanmar photographer.

The jury agreed unanimously to award the images prize to the Myanmar candidate, its chairman Franco-Iranian correspondent Manoocher Deghati instructed AFP.

The jury needed to focus on “the situations during which very younger photographers are working” in Myanmar, stated Deghati, who himself needed to flee Iran in 1985 after receiving demise threats.

The photographer’s work together with a number of different Myanmar photographers, was on present at Bayeux, the northern French metropolis internet hosting the prize.

Within the written press class, Wolfgang Bauer gained for his protection of the Taliban for Zeit Magazin. It’s the second time he has been honoured, having gained in 2016 for his work in Nigeria.

Bosnians Damir Sagolj and Danis Tanovic gained within the long-form tv in addition to the video class for his or her report for Al Jazeera on the plight of hundreds of migrants in northern Bosnia Herzegovina.

Margaux Benn was honoured within the radio class for her report for Europe 1 on the villages plagued by landmines within the space.

Orla Guerin and Goktay Koraltan gained the tv award for his or her report for BBC tv on the snipers in Yemen focusing on kids. This report additionally gained the particular prize awarded by a jury of highschool college students.

The younger reporter’s award went to Thomas D’Istria for his report for Le Monde newspaper from Belarus, for which he spent a yr undercover.

The general public jury prize went to Abu Mustafa Ibraheem for his protection for Reuters of the battle in Gaza.

The winners, who’re chosen by a jury of round 40 French and British journalists, obtain prizes of between 3,000 and seven,000 euros every.


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