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The 83rd Albert Londres Prize, which rewards the best written and audiovisual report of the year, and the Albert Londres prize for books will be awarded on November 15 in Paris, the association announced on Wednesday.
The award ceremony for the most prestigious French-speaking press will take place at the National Library of France (BnF), during a ceremony which will begin at 6:00 p.m.
The Albert Londres association has unveiled the list of articles, films and books pre-selected for the 2021 edition.
For the written press, among the 90 candidates – a record -, were chosen: Margaux Benn (Le Figaro), Zineb Dryef (M le magazine du Monde), Wilson Fache (Liberation / Causette), Ghazal Golshiri Esfahani (Le Monde) , Caroline Hayek (L’Orient-Le Jour), Louis Imbert (Le Monde), Josiane Kouagheu (Le Monde Afrique), Willy Le Devin (Liberation) and Léna Mauger (Revue XXI).
For the fifth prize of the Book, among 19 candidates were nominated: Valentin Gendrot for “Flic, a journalist infiltrated the police” (Editions Goutte d’or), Emilienne Malfatto for “The Serpents will come for you” (Les Arènes Reporters) , Antoine Mariotti for “La Honte de l’Occident” (Editions Tallandier) and Sébastien Philippe and Tomas Statius for “Toxique” (Puf – Disclose).
For the audiovisual sector, among 35 candidates were selected: Nicolas Ducrot – Not to forget them (France 3), Bryan Carter – Les Routes de la discorde (RTBF), Alex Gohari and Léo Mattei – Online, the expelled from the ‘America (France 2, Public Senate), Jules Giraudat – Cartel-Mexico project, silence or death (France 5), Céline Rouzet – 140km west of paradise (BE cine), and Solène Chalvon-Fioriti and Margaux Benn – Living in Taliban country (Arte).
Last year, Le Monde reporter Allan Kaval won the prize for writing for his articles on “Syrian hell”, Sylvain Louvet and Ludovic Gaillard were distinguished on the audiovisual side for “Seven billion suspects” and Cédric Gras had won the Book Prize for “Stalin’s Mountaineers” (Stock editions).
Created in 1933 in homage to the French journalist (1884-1932), father of the great modern reportage, the prize is endowed with 3,000 euros for each of the laureates, who must be under 41 years old.
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