The following authors were honored at this year’s Franco-German Journalism Prize.
Alain de Halleux for
„The grain of sand in the machine / Corona: Sand im Weltgetriebe“
Video [DFJP, (c) SR, 29.06.2021, Länge: 05:45 Min.]
Alain de Halleux wins the DFJP in the “Video” category
Katrin Aue, Carolin Dylla for
“Europe’s corona borders: a feature about isolation, distrust and solidarity”
Video [DFJP, (c) SR, 29.06.2021, Länge: 04:45 Min.]
Carolin Dylla and Katrin Aue win the DFJP in the “Audio” category
Eva Sleeper for
“The French patient”
Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
Video [DFJP, (c) SR, 29.06.2021, Länge: 04:16 Min.]
Eva Schläfer wins the DFJP in the “Text” category
Category young talent (in the category text)
Adrien Candau, Julien Duez for
Video [DFJP, (c) SR, 29.06.2021, Länge: 04:16 Min.]
Adrien Candau and Julien win the DFJP in the “Text” category
Here you can find the recording of the presentation of the Franco-German Journalism Award 2021 in the “Text” category.
The crisis shows how vulnerable Europe is
The Franco-German Journalism Prize has been awarded in a total of five categories since 1983. The current award winners and their contributions will be presented on the award website and in social networks.
The DFJP chairman and director of the SR, Martin Grasmück, praised the quality of this year’s submissions. “The Corona crisis and the closing of borders moved many people and showed how vulnerable Europe still is and that what has been achieved so far cannot be taken for granted.”
Video [DFJP, (c) SR, 29.06.2021, Länge: 05:49 Min.]
Greetings from Martin Grasmück to the DFJP
The film shows the balance sheet of the award winners
In honor of the award winners, the DFJP, together with Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR) and supported by the Franco-German Citizens Fund, publishes the film “Grenzerlebnis”, which looks back on the corona pandemic. It is a cinematic journey from Berlin via Brussels, the Franco-German border triangle between Luxembourg, Germany and France to Paris.
The authors of the winning entries take stock of their work over the past twelve months and describe in a touching way how they deal with threats and hateful messages and the dangers journalists expose themselves to in Belarus, among others, in order to find out about people’s longing for freedom and Report democracy.
German-French friendship intact
The director of the film is Pierre Girard, who lives in Germany and France and was personally affected by the border closings in Europe (can also be found on the DFJP website).
The authorized representative for Franco-German cultural relations, the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister Armin Laschet, emphasized that the corona pandemic had led to a development that many believed would only appear in the history books. “That made people feel insecure, disappointed and angry.” Nevertheless, the Franco-German friendship was intact and they worked well and intensively together during the crisis.
Video [DFJP, (c) SR, 29.06.2021, Länge: 02:42 Min.]
Greetings from Armin Laschet on the DFJP 2021
The media help to cope with the corona crisis
From the point of view of the French ambassador in Berlin, Anne-Marie Descôtes, the media have made a significant contribution to overcoming the Corona crisis and have once again shown how important independent and sophisticated journalism is for a free and open society.
“Elsewhere in the world, the pandemic was used to restrict freedom of the press. Quite a few journalists were arrested or had to pay with their lives for informing their fellow citizens. This is all the more serious and worrying given that conflicts and wars continued during the pandemic. Some are even newly created. It is therefore essential that journalists can do their work on site. ”
Video [DFJP, (c) SR, 29.06.2021, Länge: 03:33 Min.]
Greetings from Anne-Marie Descôtes on the DFJP 2021
Award ceremony on September 9th in Berlin
The Franco-German Journalism Prize is endowed with a total of € 30,000. The award of the Great Franco-German Media Prize to an organization or personality that has made a special contribution to German-French and European understanding was not given last year. This year’s award winners are the European Space Agency ESA and the two astronauts Thomas Pesquet (F) and Matthias Maurer (D). The ceremony for the handover of the Great Franco-German Media Prize will take place in Berlin on September 9th.
The DFJP – a joint project
The Franco-German Journalism Prize (DFJP) was launched in 1983 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty between Germany and France. Today it is one of the most important media awards in Europe.
Members are Saarländische Rundfunk (SR) as the lead, Deutschlandradio, Second German Television (ZDF), France Télévisions, ARTE, Deutsche Welle (DW), France Médias Monde, Le Républicain Lorrain, German Cities Network (DSN), Radio France, Saarbrücker Zeitung, Tageblatt, Google Deutschland GmbH, SaarLB, Kalodion GmbH, Gustav Stresemann Institute (GSI), Franco-German Youth Office (DFJW), Franco-German University (DFH), Robert Schuman Foundation and the Genshagen Foundation.
More information at: www.dfjp.eu