Claire Meynial to print, and the duo Sophie Nivelle-Cardinale and Stephen Huver in the audiovisual category, won the prestigious award which rewards the best stories of the year.
the journalist Point Claire Meynial, in print, and the duo Sophie Nivelle-Cardinale and Stephen Huver in the audiovisual category , won the Albert Londres prize in 2016, said Friday in London the jury of the most prestigious award of French journalism.
Claire Meynial, Africa specialist at the International Service Point where she is a journalist since 2002, has been rewarded for a series of articles on the Niger, Kenya, Gambia and especially the Ebola epidemic in Nigeria, said the jury met for the first time in the British capital, where he Julian Assange met.
the report of the journalist 40 years “beyond his writing skills and investigative rigor, grabs the reader by his humanity and empathy for the victims” said the jury Albert Londres Prize.
Meanwhile, Sophie Nivelle-Cardinale, 37, and Stephen Huver, 40, were rewarded for their reportage Gone, the invisible war Syria , a production What’s up movies played on the string ARTE.
“Their movie is terrible by force testimonies of victims of Bashar al-Assad and a former executioner of the regime. “
” Their movie, terrible by force testimony from victims of Bashar al-Assad and a former executioner of the plan, will remain as a valuable document for history, “estimated the Albert-Londres association.
Sophie Nivelle-Cardinale works for ARTE since 2004 and works also with France 24 since 2014. Stephen Huver, independent journalist, has made documentaries and reports for ARTE, RTBF and France 2 particular.
After Brussels last year, the association of the Albert Londres Prize chose to meet in London to mark his interest in the referendum on membership of the European Union, to be held on June 23 in the UK, but also to discuss with the work of Julian Assange alert launchers and their relationships with journalists.
“We want to show that journalists support whistleblowers” said a spokesman for the association told AFP, citing the directive on “trade secrets” passed last month by the European Parliament that “constitutes a threat to freedom of information.”
According to some NGOs, journalists, whistleblowers and trade unionists, the directive designed to protect companies against industrial espionage, is likely to intimidate whistleblowers because it focuses on them, not on businesses, the burden of proof.
a delegation of the Association met Julian Assange on Thursday night at the Embassy of Ecuador where he is a recluse since 2012 following a warrant of European arrest warrant issued by Sweden against him for rape. Wikileaks founder says fear of being extradited to the United States he went to the Swedish justice for broadcasting in November 2010 more than 250,000 diplomatic cables revealing the underside of American diplomacy.
Created in 1933 in tribute to the french journalist Albert Londres (1884-1932), father of the great modern story, the award recognizes annually the best reporter press, and since 1985, the best reporter broadcasting.
The winners each receive 3,000 euros.