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Jon Stephenson Afghanistan feature wins international award

New Zealand journalist Jon Stephenson has won the written press trophy at the prestigious Bayeux-Calvados awards for war correspondents, for his Metro feature Eyes Wide Shut, on New Zealand’s involvement in the transfer of detainees to torture in Afghanistan.

The results of the annual awards were announced on Saturday in France.

In 2006 Stephenson received the same award for a two-part Metro report from Iraq.

The UN has today released a report on what it calls 'systematic torture' of detainees in Afghanistan.


From Official website of the Bayeux Calvados Award :Results:

Résultats de la 18e édition du Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre

du 3 au 9 octobre 2011


1er prix : Yuri KOZYREV - NOOR
Dépêches de Libye – Libye – février-mars 2011

TROPHÉE PRESSE ÉCRITE – PRIX du Conseil général du Calvados
Les yeux grands fermés – Afghanistan – juillet 2010-mai 2011

TROPHÉE RADIO – PRIX du Comité du Débarquement
1er prix : Etienne MONIN – France INFO
Tripoli Street 17 avril – Libye – 17 avril 2011 – 3’47 min

TROPHÉE TÉLÉVISION – PRIX de la Région Basse-Normandie
1er prix : Alex CRAWFORD – SKY NEWS
La bataille de Zaouia – Libye – du 4 au 6 mars 2011 – 5’20 min

Sang et poussière – Afghanistan – octobre 2010 – 22’40 min

PRIX JEUNE REPORTER – Parrainé par CAPA Télévision
1er prix : Sara HUSSEIN - AFP
La révolution libyenne – Libye – du 19 au 26 mars 2011

1er prix : Sarah LEDUC/Zoé LAMAZOU – France 24
Congo, la paix violée – RD du Congo – août 2010 – application IPAD


PRIX Fondation Varenne des Lycéens de Basse-Normandie (télévision)
1er prix : Alex CRAWFORD – SKY NEWS
La bataille de Zaouia – Libye – du 4 au 6 mars 2011 – 5’20 min

PRIX Ouest-France – Jean Marin (presse écrite)
1er prix : Mariana GREPINET – PARIS MATCH
Les femmes violées de Luvungi – RD du Congo – du 28 août au 8 septembre 2010

PRIX du public (photo) – Parrainé par la Ville de Bayeux
1er prix : Yuri KOZYREV - NOOR
Dépêches de Libye – Libye – février-mars 2011


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