October 5, 2018
On October 2nd, the French-American Foundation and Le Cercle des Médias were delighted to announce our two winners at the 2018 Immigration Journalism Awards Ceremony at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
- “The Immigration Journalism Prize” for best reporting in English to JONATHAN BLITZER for his written piece “The Teens Trapped Between A Gang And The Law” in The New Yorker
- “Prix Cercle des médias” for best reporting in French to SEBASTIEN JEDOR for his radio piece “Grand Reportage: Artistes réfugiés, paroles d’exil“ in Radio France Internationale (RFI)
We were also delighted to welcome keynote speaker Louise Arbour, United Nations Special Representative for Migration, who delivered an incredible humanitarian speech on migration and the role of journalists in conveying essential information to the public.
* Le Cercle des Medias
This initiative is co-sponsored by Cercle des médias, a renowned organization that promotes supportive journalism by financing scholarships for journalism students. They accomplish their goal via their partnership with the “La Chance aux Concours” association and by distributing prizes to journalists who are interested in initiatives, or who relate stories about diversity, integration and immigration – in partnership with The French-American Foundation – United States.
In this light, Le Cercle des Medias regularly invites well-known individuals from around the world to debate and exchange ideas freely. Notable French and international journalists have had the opportunity to meet Shimon Perez, former president of Israel and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and Béji Caïd Essebsi, President of Tunisia and emblematic political leader of the Arab world.
In keeping with the mission of founders Antoine Guélaud (Former Managing Editor and Director of Special Operations for TF1) and Christophe Kulikowski (Editor-in-chief of politics for Laurent Ruquier “On n’est pas couché” on France 2), Le Cercle des Médias works to create a space for innovative, franc and straightforward dialogue through unique exchanges.
For more information about Le Cercle des Médias, please click here: http://www.cercledesmedias.com/
Photos credit: Kari Bjorn www.karibjorn.com