Bayeux-Calvados awards, debates, exhibitions and forums from 1 to 6 October 2007.
Awards for war correspondents.
The real strength of the Bayeux-Calvados Awards is the way it brings journalists in contact with the general public. As for this year’s programme, it contains two exhibitions never before seen in France: the first by Thomas Dworzak called M*A*S*H, marking the 60th anniversary of Magnum Photos. The second has already toured the world and will be stopping off in Bayeux for its only French stage: State of the world by the Reuters agency.
Among the event’s highlights is the star reporters’ evening “Darfour, silence while they die”, hosted by Thierry Thuillier from France 2, with a number of rare documents on show. Another poignant highlight of this 14th edition of the event: the tribute evening to Anna Politkovskaya with an as yet unseen documentary produced by Manon Loizeau, followed by a discussion on the theme of the freedom of the press in Russia in the company of journalists who have travelled specially from Moscow. In addition to all this, the creation of the Media Forum alongside the Book Fair will enable the public to meet the year’s most outstanding journalists and writers.
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