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Immigration Journalism Award
Each year, the French-American Foundation recognizes the work of journalists published in French or English on the topic of immigration and integration, during a ceremony and panel discussion held in New York.
Since 2011, when the program was launched, the Immigration Journalism Award has recognized outstanding journalism, highlighting the important role journalists plays in enriching and informing the public debate on this complex and often controversial topic. One award is given for reporting in English, and the Prix TF1 is awarded for excellence in immigration coverage in French.
The 2016 winners of the Prix TF1 for best reporting in French & the Immigration Journalism Award for best reporting in English are:
“Le pianiste”, L’Obs
“America’s quiet crackdown on Indian immigrants”, BuzzFeed
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JACOB KUSHNER & JAKE NAUGHTON
“On the run”, Vice Magazine
The Awards ceremony took place in New York on November 10. In conjunction with the presentation of the 2016 Immigration Journalism Awards, the Foundation hosted Jean-Marie Guéhenno, President and CEO of the International Crisis Group. Mr. Guéhenno had served as the United Nations Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations between 2000 and 2008. In 2012, he was appointed deputy joint special envoy for Syria by the United Nations and the Arab League. Prior to joining Crisis Group, he was director of Columbia University's Center for International Conflict Resolution. He delivered remarks on global migration.