Luc Mathieu, and Cécile Allegra Delphine Deloget, winners of Albert Londres 2015 – EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP

20 Minutes with AFP

The Albert Londres 2015, most prestigious award of French journalism, was awarded Saturday in Brussels to see Libération Luc Mathieu, for stories of jihad, and Allegra-duo Cécile Delphine Deloget, authors of a report on the appalling human trafficking which affects Eritreans.

The three winners are French, although the association of Albert Londres Prize has chosen for the first time in 77 years of existence to award its laurels in the Belgian capital, in particular to emphasize the international nature of the award.

Luc Mathieu rewarded for his series of articles about jihad

Luc Mathieu, born in 1974 and reporter for Libération since 2011 After studying journalism at Lille, was awarded for a series of articles about jihad made in Syria, Kurdistan and Iraq and dealing with both of those who are victims of jihad, of those fighting and those who lead it.

“Do not forget Syria”

Chosen from 67 candidates, of which ten were selected in the final, Luc Mathieu was “noted for several years by the strength of his work on perilous terrain of current events,” showing “a constant talent,” noted the jury.

“We must not forget Syria, he must not leave the country destroy itself without saying, we must continue to go there, “despite a” level of risk exceeds the limits of tolerable “for journalists, launched Luc Mathieu receiving his price.

Libération offers on its website extracts and links six reports of Luc Mathieu .

Cécile Allegra and Delphine Deloget and hell experienced by Eritrean refugees

Cécile Allegra and Delphine Deloget for their part, won the 31st award in the category “audiovisual” for ” . barbarity traveling “Memento production broadcast in France on the channel Public Sénat 18 October 2014 and will be broadcast Monday

Télérama offers to see the documentary online until Tuesday, June 3:

 “Albert Londres denounced the scourge of slavery in his time but the scandal of human trafficking still exists the next century. Delphine Deloget and Cécile Allegra reveal the inhumane treatment suffered by Eritreans in Sinai. A fist full of story, however modesty and dignity, “said the jury.

” With Delphine, we saw absolute evil, difficult to reproduce, “said, visibly moved, Cécile Allegra , referring to the “torture camps that were set up on the other side of the Mediterranean”.

10,000 Eritreans would never Sinai income

Their story tells hell experienced by some 3-4000 Eritreans who each month flee their country into neighboring Sudan. Some of them are removed in the desert, sold and taken into the Egyptian Sinai, where they undergo terrible tortures “until they die” or their relatives pay exorbitant ransoms of up $ 50,000 per person. A study cited by the two French journalists, say at 50,000 the number of Eritreans went through the Sinai over the past five years, 10,000 never returned.

Cécile Allegra, born in 1976, realizes reports and documentaries in the written press and television for thirteen years with two interests: the condition of men in war and the evolution of mafias in Europe. Delphine Deloget, born in 1974, documentary filmmaker making films since 2003, including “Who remembers Minik?” And “No London Today” (which already dealt with the case of Eritrean refugees, this time at Calais).

Established in 1933 in honor of the French journalist (1884-1932), father of the great modern story, the prestigious award annually recognizes the best newspaper reporter, and since 1985, the best reporter audiovisual, under 40 years.