November 12th, 2015

2015 Immigration Journalism Awards Ceremony

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Honorable Mention Rachel Nolan, Jury Member James Graff, Winner Maria Sacchetti, Antoine Guélaud, Jeff Mignon, Samira Djouadi
Jeff Mignon, Foundation Chairman Allan Chapin, Fondation TF1's Samira Djouadi, TF1's Antoine Guélaud
Antoine Guélaud of TF1, Jeff Mignon of Play Bac Presse, and Samira Djouadi of Fondation TF1
Foundation Chairman Allan Chapin introduces keynote speaker Philippe Bolopion, Human Rights Watch
Philippe Bolopion, Human Rights Watch, delivers keynote remarks
Jury Member James Graff, The Wall Street Journal, introduces English-language winner Maria Sacchetti, The Boston Globe
Maria Sacchetti, The Boston Globe, accepts the Immigration Journalism Award for "The Unforgotten"
Antoine Guélaud, TF1, presents the French-language Prix TF1 to François Dufour for the series " Lampedusa Migrant Crisis Explained to the Young Ones"
Jeff Mignon, Play Bac Presse, accepts the Prix TF1 on behalf of François Dufour

Philippe Bolopion, United Nations Director at Human Rights Watch, delivers keynote remarks on the human-rights implications of global migration, notably at the Syrian conflict leads to unprecedented waves of refugees and immigrants making their way away from native lands across the Middle East and Europe. Introduction by French-American Foundation Chairman Allan Chapin.

 

Maria Sacchetti, The Boston Globe, accepts the 2015 Immigration Award for her piece, "The Unforgotten," which explores the thousands of illegal immigrants who have disappeared crossing the southern U.S. border, their families left uncertain of their fate on both ends of the migration trail, and the efforts to identify hundreds of unmarked remains. Introduction by Jury Member James Graff, The Wall Street Journal.

 

Jeff Mignon, Play Bac Presse, accepts the Immigration Journalism Awards Prix TF1 on behalf of his colleague François Dufour, who was selected as the winner for his series of articles "Lampedusa Migrant Crisis Explained to the Young Ones" published in various magazines with adolescents as the key audience (L’Actu, L'Éco, Mon Quotidien). Introduction by Antoine Guélaud, News Editor for TF1.