AFP reporter wins war correspondents' prize

8th October 2011, Comments 0 comments

AFP correspondent Sara Hussein was among the winners at the annual Bayeux-Calvados award for war correspondents announced Saturday in Rennes, northwest France.

Hussein, a 27-year-old reporter based at the agency's Jerusalem bureau, won the young reporter's award for three dispatches on the Libyan conflict.

In the written press category, Jon Stephenson of Metro magazine won for his reports out of Afghanistan.

Yuri Kozyrev of Noor Images took the photography prize for his work in Libya. AFP photographer Pedro Pardo came second in that category for his coverage of the war between Mexico's drug cartels.

Etienne Monin of France Info won in the radio category for his reports alongside Libyan fighters during some of the major battles in the conflict.

Alex Crawford of Sky News took the television category for her coverage of the Libyan conflict.

In the grand format television category Vaughan Smith won for a report out of Afghanistan for Al Jazeera.

Sarah Ledcu and Zoe Lamazou of France24 took the first prize in a new category, for web-based journalism, with their coverage of the ongoing unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Ouest-France/Jean Marin price for reportage went to Mariana Grepinet of Paris Match for her coverage of rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This year's jury was led by US writer and journalist Mort Rosenblum, a veteran of the Associated Press news agency who between 1965 and 2004 covered many of the major world conflicts.

The Bayeux-Calvados awards, launched in 1994, recognise the work of journalists covering conflicts around the world.

© 2011 AFP

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