25th edition of the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award: results

Fifty war correspondents have gathered in Bayeux on October 12th and 13th to debate and award trophies in the following categories: photo, print, radio, television, grand format television, young reporter (photo) and video image. Three honorary awards have been attributed: the Regional prize for students and trainees of Normandy (television), the Public’s Choice award (photo) and the Ouest-France – Jean Marin prize (print). Presided by Christiane Amanpour, the international jury of the 25th edition of the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award for war correspondents has reached its verdict…

“I am proud to be in Bayeux and to chair the international jury of the 25th Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award for war correspondents. The entries are extremely powerful and of a very high quality. It was a pleasure to watch them with my colleagues, discuss them, debate and vote.
Christiane Amanpour


PHOTO TROPHY – INTERNATIONAL JURY
AWARDED BY NIKON

1st Prize

Mahmud HAMS
AFP
Clashes on Gaza’s border
PALESTINE

Palestinian Saber al-Ashkar, 29, hurls rocks during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip, east of Gaza City, on May 11, 2018, as Palestinians demonstrate for the right to return to their historic homeland in what is now Israel © AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS
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2nd Prize

Laurent VAN DER STOCKT
LE MONDE
La vieille ville de Mossoul : la bataille contre le dernier bastion de Daesh
IRAQ

3rd Prize

Juan BARRETO
AFP
Venezuela: anti-government protests
VENEZUELA


TELEVISION TROPHY – INTERNATIONAL JURY
AWARDED BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

1st Prize

Nima ELBAGIR, Alex PLATT and Raja RAZEK
CNN
Libya Slave Auction
LIBYA

2nd Prize

Clive MYRIE and Darren CONWAY
BBC
Mexico’s drug war
MEXICO

3e Prix

Jonathan HEAD and Daniel BULL
BBC
Rohingya
BANGLADESH


PHOTO TROPHY – PUBLIC’S CHOICE AWARD
SPONSORED BY THE FRENCH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (AFD)

1st Prize

Paula BRONSTEIN
GETTY IMAGES REPORTAGE
The Rohingya crisis: a harrowing journey
BANGLADESH

A Rohingya girl cries, traumatized after days of walking, with little sleep, as thousands of people fleeing from Myanmar are stranded in the scorching hot sun on a muddy rice field waiting to be allowed into the camps by Bangladeshi Border guards in Anjuman Para, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on October 16, 2017 © Paula BRONSTEIN
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PRINT TROPHY – INTERNATIONAL JURY
AWARDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CALVADOS

1st Prize

Kenneth R. ROSEN
THE ATAVIST MAGAZINE
The Devil’s Henchmen
IRAQ

2nd Prize

Wolfgang BAUER
ZEITMAGAZIN INTERNATIONAL
The poison of war
SUDAN

3rd Prize

Rukmini CALLIMACHI
THE NEW YORK TIMES
La méthode Daech, ou l’administration par la terreur
IRAQ


RADIO TROPHY – INTERNATIONAL JURY
AWARDED BY THE D-DAY LANDING COMMITTEE

1st Prize

Gwendoline DEBONO
EUROPE 1
Ni prisonnières, ni réfugiées : femmes djihadistes en Syrie
SYRIA

2nd Prize

Julie PIETRI
FRANCE INTER
Rohingyas, l’enfer de la traversée
BANGLADESH

3rd Prize

Martin PATIENCE
BBC
Survivre à une tempête de neige syrienne
SYRIAN BORDER (LEBANON)


YOUNG REPORTER TROPHY (PHOTO) – INTERNATIONAL JURY
SPONSORED BY CAPA PRESSE TV

1st Prize

Mushfiqul ALAM
FREELANCE
The Great Exodus
BANGLADESH

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GRAND FORMAT TELEVISION TROPHY – INTERNATIONAL JURY
AWARDED BY SCAM

1st Prize

Nicolas BERTRAND and Thomas DONZEL
FRANCE 2
Rohingyas : les damnés de la Birmanie
MYANMAR and BANGLADESH


VIDEO IMAGE TROPHY – INTERNATIONAL JURY
SPONSORED BY Bew TV / FRANCE 24 / ARTE

1st Prize

Darren CONWAY
BBC
Mexico’s drug war
MEXICO


PRINT TROPHY – OUEST-FRANCE – JEAN MARIN

1st Prize

Jean-Philippe REMY
LE MONDE
Le Yémen en guerre
YEMEN


TELEVISION TROPHY – REGIONAL PRIZE FOR STUDENTS AND TRAINEES OF NORMANDY

1st Prize

Stéphanie PEREZ, Nicolas AUER and Laetitia NIRO
FRANCE 2
Les lionceaux du Califat : des bombes à retardement ?
IRAQ


Our 25th international jury

Forty-seven professionals are doing us the great honour to participate in the jury's deliberations. This 25th edition will be presided by  Christiane Amanpour. The jury will review 50 reports and award seven trophies.

PATRICIA ALLEMONIÈRE – TF1
GUILLAUME BALLARD – OUEST-FRANCE
MARIE-EVE BÉDARD – RADIO CANADA
LOÏCK BERROU – FRANCE 24
MICHEL BEURET – GRAND REPORTER
ÉRIC BIEGALA – FRANCE CULTURE
CHRISTOPHE BOLTANSKI – GRAND REPORTER
JEREMY BOWEN – BBC
JEAN-PIERRE CANET – SCAM
PATRICK CHAUVEL – PHOTO-REPORTER
ALBÉRIC DE GOUVILLE – MAISON DES JOURNALISTES
PATRICK DE NOIRMONT – PHOTO-REPORTER
JÉRÔME DELAY  – ASSOCIATED PRESS
GRÉGOIRE DENIAU – GRAND REPORTER
SAMUEL FOREY – XXI
FRANCIS GAUGAIN – FRANCE BLEU NORMANDIE
JEAN HATZFELD – JOURNALISTE ÉCRIVAIN
CÉCILE HENNION – LE MONDE
ETIENNE HUVER – GRAND REPORTER
KATIA JARJOURA – RÉALISATRICE
OLIVIER JOBARD – PHOTO-REPORTER
CHRISTOPHE KENCK – FRANCE TV
FRANCIS KOHN – JOURNALISTE
KAREN LAJON – LE JOURNAL DU DIMANCHE

MARTINE LAROCHE-JOUBERT – GRAND REPORTER
ALAIN LE GOUGUEC – SCAM
PATRICE LORTON – CAPA PRESSE
GUILLAUME MARTIN – GRAND REPORTER
LUCAS MENGET – FRANCE INFO
ALAIN MINGAM – CONSULTANT MÉDIAS
JEAN-MARC MOJON – AFP
CATHERINE MONNET – RSF
MARCO NASSIVERA – ARTE
CATHERINE NAYL – FRANCE INTER
SOPHIE NIVELLE-CARDINALE – GRAND REPORTER
SYLVIE NOËL – RFI
JEAN-PIERRE PERRIN – JOURNALISTE ÉCRIVAIN
JON RANDAL – GRAND REPORTER
LAURENT REBOURS – ASSOCIATED PRESS
PATRICK ROBERT – PHOTO-REPORTER
MORT ROSENBLUM – GRAND REPORTER
MARC SIMON – JOURNALISTE
JON SWAIN – GRAND REPORTER
ESTELLE VERET – REUTERS
ED VULLIAMY – THE GUARDIAN
VIVIENNE WALT – TIME MAGAZINE
THOMAS ZRIBI – NOVA PRODUCTIONS


Nikon Workshop – Le Manoir

In the framework of the Prix Bayeux for War Correspondents, Nikon will be organising a workshop for talented young photojournalists, as it has done each year since 2013.

This year, Nikon is joining forces with the Manoir Centre, which was set up in 2014 by France Médias Monde to provide training for journalists working in dangerous zones. In association with INA (the French national audiovisual archive) and with the support of Reporters Without Borders, the Manoir will soon have trained almost 300 journalists from a variety of backgrounds. The training course was designed for journalists working for France Médias Monde, but is open to all media and is training journalists from Le Monde newspaper, Arte, Canal + and the French public television channels, among others. The training provided by the Manoir is now recognised as the reference standard in its field.

While it is obvious that research and information-sharing are essential, the safety of journalists on assignment has to be both the primary concern and the starting point in the editorial process. Because the journalist is the principal player in his or her own safety, the Manoir provides specific training and methodologies given by journalists to journalists, and brings in leading experts in the fields of health, emergency rescue and psychology. The effects of weapons, the dangers of mines and orientation skills are also taught by expert practitioners who are experienced in training news professionals.

By the end of the training course, the journalist situated in a danger zone is able to assess risks more accurately, to understand critical situations and to react more adroitly to accidents in the field.

With over a century of existence and by virtue of its values and commitment, supporting photojournalists is part of Nikon’s DNA. In partnership with the Manoir, Nikon wants to support talented young photojournalists in the exercise of their profession by giving them the best possible training.

Come and meet us at the Prix Bayeux Calvados and talk to our teams.


Christiane Amanpour, President of the jury

A world-famous journalist has done us the great honour of agreeing to preside over the jury’s deliberations this year. Christiane Amanpour is one of the best-known journalists in the profession and a winner of many awards.
Christiane Amanpour is CNN's chief international correspondent and anchor of the network's award-winning, flagship global affairs program "Amanpour," which also airs on PBS in the United States. She is based in the network's London bureau.

Beginning in 1983 as an entry-level assistant on the international assignment desk at CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta, Amanpour rose through the organization becoming a reporter at the New York bureau, and later, the network’s leading international correspondent.

Amanpour’s fearless and uncompromising approach made her popular with audiences, and a force to be reckoned with by global influencers — in 1996, Newsweek said that her reporting from conflict hotspots in the Gulf and the Balkans had helped make CNN ‘must-see TV for world leaders’.

From the 1991 Gulf War, the 2003 American-led invasion, Amanpour has documented the bloody violence which has marked Iraq’s recent history. In 2004, she also reported exclusively from the courtroom at the trial of Saddam Hussein, where the former dictator, disheveled and in chains, was eventually sentenced to death for crimes against humanity.

On the ground during the siege of Sarajevo, Amanpour exposed the brutality of the Bosnian War, reporting on the daily tragedy of life for civilians in the city. She was outspoken, calling out the human rights abuses, massacres and genocide committed against the Bosnian Moslems, later saying “There are some situations one simply cannot be neutral about, because when you are neutral you are an accomplice.”

In 2009 “Amanpour” was launched, and the primetime interview program has seen Amanpour speak to a raft of leaders and decision makers on the issues affecting the world today.

Throughout her time at CNN Amanpour has secured exclusive interviews with global power players. In the wake of the September 11 attacks she was the first international correspondent to interview British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. During the height of the Arab Spring she conducted an Emmy-winning interview, the last, with Libya’s former leader ‘Colonel’ Moammar Gadhafi, she was also the last journalist to interview Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak just before he was deposed.

Following his landslide election victory, Amanpour spoke exclusively to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, eliciting from him acknowledgement of the occurrence of the Holocaust. She was the first journalist to interview Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff following her country’s shocking defeat in the 2014 World Cup semi-final. She also had the rare opportunity to sit down with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, talking to him about the widespread violent demonstrations in his country.

In January 2014, Amanpour also exclusively broke the news of a dossier of testimony and photographs which alleged to show systematic torture of prisoners by government forces in Syria, welcoming a panel of war crimes experts who attested to the veracity of the shocking allegations. It was with this evidence that she later confronted Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev — challenging him to justify his government’s support for the Assad regime.

She has reported from the aftermath of many humanitarian crises including the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2011 Japanese tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina, where she visited a community center which had been converted to a makeshift morgue for victims of the storm.

In addition to her work as an anchor and reporter, Amanpour is an active rights campaigner. A board member of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Centre for Public Integrity and the International Women’s Media Foundation, she has used her profile to raise awareness of key global issues and journalists’ rights. She has interviewed educational rights activist Malala Yousafzai for CNN on several occasions — bringing focus to her courage and international advocacy work. In May 2014 she used an appearance on BBC television to raise awareness of the plight of the 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram – asking British Prime Minister David Cameron to join the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.

Amanpour has earned every major television journalism award including eleven News and Documentary Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, three duPont-Columbia Awards and the Courage in Journalism Award. She has received nine honorary degrees, has been named a CBE and was this year inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. She is an honorary citizen of Sarajevo and a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of the Press and the Safety of Journalists.

Amanpour graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.


Call for candidates

The Bayeux Calvados-Normandy award for war correspondents rewards reports about a conflict situation or its impact on civilians, or news stories involving the defence of freedom and democracy.

The report must have been made between 1 June 2017 and 31 May 2018. A €7,000 prize is awarded in each category.

The reports must be submitted to the following address by 8 June 2018:
Bayeux Award for War Correspondents – Hôtel de Ville – 19, rue laitière – BP 21215 – 14402 Bayeux Cedex or info@prixbayeux.org

The categories of media represented are: radio – photography – television (short and long formats) – written press and the young reporter prize (photo this year).

Ten prizes are awarded

Six prizes awarded by the international jury

  • Written Press Prize sponsored by the Calvados Department – €7000
  • Television Prize sponsored by Amnesty International- €7000
  • Radio Prize sponsored by the D-Day Landing Committee – €7000
  • Photo Prize sponsored by Nikon – €7000
  • Grand format Television Prize sponsored by the Scam – €7000
  • Young reporter Prize sponsored by CAPA agency – €3000

Four special prizes

  • The Ouest-France – Jean Marin Prize (written press) – €4000
  • The Public Prize (photo) sponsored by the Agence Française de Développement – €3000
  • The Normandy Region secondary School Students’ Prize (television) – €3000
  • The video image prize sponsored by Arte, France 24 and Bew TV – €3000

Regulations

• The Young Reporter’s Award: in 2018: the category is photo. Since there is a different category according to the years, the presented story must have been realized between 1 June 2016 and 31 May 2018.

• Written press category: the application must be made up of an article or a series of one to five articles on the same subject.

• Television category: the length of the report must be between 1 minute 30 seconds and 6 minutes. The report submitted must be identical to the broadcast piece.

• Grand format television category: the length of the report must be between 6 and 30 minutes. The report submitted must be identical to the broadcast piece.

• Radio category: the length of the report must be between 1 minute and 6 minutes. The report submitted must be identical to the broadcast piece.

• Photo category: The application comprises a report made up of 8 to 15 photos.


The 25th edition will be an exceptional occasion for school children

For the 25th edition, the Ouest-France newspaper, the town of Bayeux, the Département of Calvados, the Normandy region and the Normandy Board of Education will be organizing an exceptional educational project aimed at students in Normandy aged 15 and up - “Ouest-France Encounters: Forgotten Conflicts which have shaped our World”.

As a long-term partner of the Prix Bayeux, for this anniversary edition Ouest-France wanted to give young people an opportunity to look back over 25 years of conflicts based on the reporting of senior correspondents who have won awards at the Prix Bayeux, and covering Rwanda, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia. In contrast with the immediacy of news today, Ouest-France will enable students to re-visit events from history and to take a considered look at these now forgotten conflicts.


Visual

The 2018 visual is a photo from the 2017 winning report. This photograph taken by Ali Arkady from VII agency, was part of his report shot in Iraq between November and December 2016.

Caption: A woman spoke with the ERD intelligence officer from fear, the day before her house was bombed by Iraqi air strikes and her house was completely burned and ISIS kidnapped her is brother. In Qabr al-Abd village, Hammam al-Alil, Mosul on 11/7/2016.

Ali Arkady
Ali Arkardy is a photographer and photojournalist from Khanaqin, Iraq, located in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq near the Iranian border. A graduate of the Fine Arts Institution in Khanaqin, Ali has been working as a photographer since 2006 and currently is focusing on photo stories about Iraqis injured and disabled during war. He is mentored by VII photographer Ed Kashi.

© Prix Bayeux-Calvados photo 2017 – Ali Arkady / VII


[Audio] « Mosul » avant-première européenne

Ce documentaire, réalisé par Olivier Sarbil et diffusé en avant-première à Bayeux, jeudi 5 Octobre 2017, suit un groupe de jeunes soldats des forces spéciales sur la ligne de front de la bataille la plus brutale d’Irak pour détruire le dernier bastion d’ISIS. Au cours de six mois de tournage à l’intérieur de Mossoul, le journaliste français Olivier Sarbil réalise un portrait viscéralement intime de la guerre.

La projection fut suivie d’un échange animé par Loïck Berrou avec Olivier Sarbil, Gwendoline Debono et Laurent Van der Stockt


[Audio] Soirée grands reporters - « Où va la Turquie d’Erdoğan ?»

15 mois après le putsch manqué contre le président Erdoğan, la Turquie oscille entre l’hystérie collective et un régime de terreur : plus de 138.000 fonctionnaires limogés, 2.000 écoles et 150 médias fermés, 55.000 personnes emprisonnées au nom de la lutte anti-terroriste ou pour des liens présumés avec la confrérie islamiste Gülen, des peines passibles de 30 à 142 ans de prison. Près de 900 entreprises dont la valeur totale des actifs est estimée à 14 milliards de dollars expropriées. Arrestations de militaires et gendarmes, fuite des investisseurs.

L’alibi du coup d’état manqué n’est-il pas opportun pour justifier cette intrusion massive dans l’appareil d’État et cette concentration des pouvoirs entre les mains d’un seul homme ? En avril dernier, Erdoğan convoque un référendum constitutionnel qui lui donne à 52% le droit de cumuler en 2019 les fonctions de chef de l’État, Premier ministre, chef de la faction parlementaire et responsable de la nomination de la moitié des hauts magistrats. Jamais un Président n’a cumulé autant de mandats dans l’histoire de la Turquie.

Parler de la Turquie, c’est donc parler d’Erdoğan. Le culte de l’autorité revenu. Les codes des prestiges de l’Empire Ottoman. Revenir à des sources anthropologiques quelque peu arrangées. Comment expliquer ses succès électoraux ?

Parler de la Turquie, c’est toucher aux problématiques d’un positionnement géopolitique semblable à la Russie de Poutine. L’Ouest ou l’Est ? Se tourner vers l’Europe ou le Moyen Orient ? C’est retrouver les marqueurs de l’Histoire. Cette bascule entre l’Occident et l’Orient rythme l’histoire turque. La réflexion n’est pas contemporaine.

Parler de la Turquie, c’est évoquer aussi la relation aux kurdes et par ricochet analyser l’implication ambiguë d’Ankara dans le conflit syrien.

Une soirée préparée et animée par Eric Valmir (France Inter) avec notamment Mathias Depardon, Jana Jabbour, Erol Önderoglu (représentant de RSF en Turquie)


24th edition of the Bayeux-Calvados Award: results

Fifty war correspondents have gathered in Bayeux on October 6th and 7th to debate and award trophies in the following categories: photo, print, radio, television, grand format television, young reporter (print) and video image. Three honorary awards have been attributed: the Regional prize for students and trainees of Normandy (television), the Public’s Choice award (photo) and the Ouest-France – Jean Marin prize (print). Presided by Jeremy Bowen, the international jury of the 24th edition of the Bayeux-Calvados Award for war correspondents has reached its verdict…

“It’s been a great honor to be president of the jury. I’ve really enjoyed it, as well as working with my French colleagues.
I’m very impressed by the standard of the entries, dominated by Iraq and Syria, which was very high. I think it shows that journalism is in a good state, a good position. The final choice, made by the jury composed of very experienced journalists, was the right one. It shows that there are some very brave, skillful and honest journalists who are working in some of the world’s most dangerous places. They are shining a light into the dark corners of the world and that is a very important thing to do.”
Jeremy Bowen


PHOTO TROPHY – INTERNATIONAL JURY
AWARDED BY NIKON

1st Prize

Ali ARKADY
VII PHOTO AGENCY
Kissing death
IRAQ

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2nd Prize

Laurent VAN DER STOCKT
LE MONDE
La bataille de Mossoul
IRAQ

3rd Prize

Lorenzo MELONI
MAGNUM PHOTOS
La chute du Califat
LIBYA – IRAQ


TELEVISION TROPHY – INTERNATIONAL JURY
AWARDED BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

1st Prize

Waad AL-KATEAB
CHANNEL 4
Rebel-held Aleppo’s last hospital
SYRIA

2nd Prize

Arwa DAMON et Brice LAINÉ
CNN
Mosul survivors: death is better than this life
IRAQ

3e Prix

Fergal KEANE and Rob MAGEE
BBC NEWS
Yemen
YEMEN


PHOTO TROPHY – PUBLIC’S CHOICE AWARD
SPONSORED BY THE FRENCH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (AFD)

1st Prize

Antoine AGOUDJIAN
LE FIGARO MAGAZINE
La conquête de Mossoul ouest
IRAQ

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PRINT TROPHY – INTERNATIONAL JURY
AWARDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CALVADOS

1st Prize

Samuel FOREY
LE FIGARO
Mossoul : cinq offensives pour une bataille
IRAQ

2nd Prize

Fritz SCHAAP
DER SPIEGEL
Despair and debauchery in Assad’s Capital
SYRIA

3rd Prize

Karam AL-MASRI and Rana EL MOUSSAOUI
AFP
Covering Syria through hunger and fear
SYRIA


RADIO TROPHY – INTERNATIONAL JURY
AWARDED BY THE D-DAY LANDING COMMITTEE

1st Prize

Gwendoline DEBONO
EUROPE 1
L’entrée dans Mossoul
IRAQ

2nd Prize

Mike THOMSON
BBC NEWS
Secret Library
SYRIA

3rd Prize

Omar OUAHMANE
FRANCE INTER
Syrte, l’autre guerre contre Daech
LIBYA


YOUNG REPORTER TROPHY (PRINT) – INTERNATIONAL JURY
SPONSORED BY CAPA PRESSE TV

1st Prize

May JEONG
THE INTERCEPT
Death from the sky
AFGHANISTAN – USA


GRAND FORMAT TELEVISION TROPHY – INTERNATIONAL JURY
AWARDED BY SCAM

1st Prize

Olivier SARBIL
CHANNEL 4 NEWS
Dans la bataille de Mossoul
IRAQ


VIDEO IMAGE TROPHY – INTERNATIONAL JURY
SPONSORED BY Bew TV / FRANCE 24 / ARTE

1st Prize

Olivier SARBIL
CHANNEL 4 NEWS
Dans la bataille de Mossoul
IRAQ


PRINT TROPHY – OUEST-FRANCE – JEAN MARIN

1st Prize

Fritz SCHAAP
DER SPIEGEL
Despair and debauchery in Assad’s Capital
SYRIA


TELEVISION TROPHY – REGIONAL PRIZE FOR STUDENTS AND TRAINEES OF NORMANDY

1st Prize

Waad AL-KATEAB
CHANNEL 4
Rebel-held Aleppo’s last hospital
SYRIA


Film hommage à Bakhtiyar Haddad

Dans le cadre du Prix Bayeux 2017, nous avons réalisé une vidéo retraçant quelques grandes étapes de la vie de Bakhtiyar Haddad, fixeur et journaliste irakien. Nous avons souhaité lui rendre hommage en montrant à quel point il a été un guide indispensable pour beaucoup de journalistes et médias francophones pour couvrir les conflits qui déchirent l’Irak depuis l’invasion américaine de 2003. Beaucoup de consœurs et confrères qui ont travaillé avec Bakhtiyar nous ont transmis leurs photos ou leurs vidéos personnelles prises et tournées lors de leurs missions. Nous les en remercions chaleureusement ainsi que les rédactions qui ont accepté de nous laisser utiliser des extraits des reportages auxquels Bakhtiyar a participé.

Cette vidéo est également à disposition du public à l’exposition Bakhtiyar Haddad, 15 ans de guerre en Irak, du 2 au 29 octobre 2017 au Musée Mémorial de la Bataille de Normandie à Bayeux.

Réalisation : Caroline Darroquy et Jean-Pierre Canet avec Étienne HuverChristophe Petit-Tesson et Luc Michel


Jeremy Bowen, President of the jury

For the last 30 years, Jeremy Bowen has covered every major event on the planet for the BBC. From the war in El Salvador to the Romanian revolution, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, South Africa, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Arab revolutions, the war in Syria… Jeremy Bowen has been everywhere. He has received many awards, as both a television and radio journalist, including three Bayeux-Calvados Awards.

Jeremy Bowen

 

Born in 1960 in Wales, Jeremy Bowen joined the BBC in 1984 and has spent a large part of his career as a war correspondent, beginning in El Salvador in 1989. He has produced reports from more than 70 different countries (including the Romanian revolution, the Tiananmen Square demonstrations, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, South Africa, Israel and Palestine, Rwanda, Algeria, Chechnya, Yugoslavia, 11 September 2001 and Yemen) He covered the conflicts of the Bosnia-Herzegovina civil war and in Kosovo in 1999. He was the BBC's Middle East correspondent, based in Jerusalem, from 1995 to 2000, and has been the BBC's Middle East Editor since 2005. In February 2011 he was the first British journalist to interview Muammar Gaddafi at the start of the civil war in Libya. He has been covering the war in Syria for the past six years and is currently covering the battle for Mosul.

« It is a great honour to be this year's President of the Bayeux jury. The Bayeux war reporting prize has a brilliant reputation, and I've been proud to have been a winner in the past. Bayeux's history makes it the perfect place to be able to discuss -- and celebrate -- the best journalism from the most demanding parts of the world.
Good journalism, in all different media, has never been more necessary. All the players in modern conflicts want to control the media battlefield. It is our job to shine a light into the world's darkest corners, to do the best we can to find the truth and report it.
Plenty of bad people want to stop that happening, which is why it's a dangerous time to be in the news business. The welcome offered by the people of Bayeux at this unique festival offers a moment of peace to think about what we do -- and to work out how we can do better.
» Jeremy Bowen

Awards
Royal Television Society 1995 (death of Rabin), Monte Carlo TV Festival (siege of Mostar)
New York TV Festival (siege of Mostar), Sony Gold Award (arrest of Saddam Hussein)
Sian Phllips Bafta Cymru award for significant contribution to international feature filmmaking or network television.
Emmy for Syria coverage, Peabody award for Syria coverage
Royal Television Society TV journalist of the year
Royal Television Society specialist journalist of the year
Royal Television Society interview of the year (for an interview with Bashar al Assad)
3 Bayeux awards (Gaza, Syria and Yemen)
James Cameron Award, Charles Wheeler Award
Was also part of the BBC teams that won: Bafta (Kosovo), International Emmy (2006)

Books :
Six Days: How the 1967 War shaped the Middle East (Simon and Schuster 2003)
War Stories (Simon and Schuster 2005)
The Arab Uprisings: the people want the fall of the regime (Simon and Schuster 2012)


Workshop Nikon – NOOR

Nikon will once again organize a workshop for talented young photojournalists in the framework of the Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents, as it has done each year since 2013. This year, Pep Bonet and Kadir van Lohuizen, founder members of the NOOR agency, will come to share their experience of producing multimedia reports.

2017 is a special year both for Nikon, which is celebrating its centenary, and for the NOOR agency, supported by Nikon since 2009, which is celebrating its 10th birthday.