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Journalists Chernov and Maloletka receive a French award for their reports from Mariupol

13.10.2022, 10:19
Photo: Jerome Delay
Photo: Jerome Delay

Ukrainian journalists Mstislav Chernov and Yevhen Maloletka became laureates of the French Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award for reporting from Mariupol.

They won war correspondent awards in two categories. Ukrainska Pravda reports this, citing the award's website.

Associated Press videographer and photojournalist Mstyslav Chernov won in the "Video Image" category and took the 2nd Prize in the "Television" category.

Photojournalist Yevhen Maloletka, who also worked in Mariupol since the beginning of the Great War, won in the "Photo" category.

"Alongside my colleagues, I discovered works of indisputable excellence. The level was so high it was difficult to decide between the reports! " said the chairman of the award's jury, German journalist Thomas Dworzak.

This year, journalistic materials from Ukraine won most of the award's nominations.

Prizes were also awarded to materials from Sudan, Burkina Faso, and Afghanistan.

As a reminder, the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award is an annual award for war correspondents, founded in Normandy in 1994.

Earlier this week, Mstyslav Chernov and Yevhen Maloletka received the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for Courage in Journalism.

In total, this tandem has received 6 prestigious journalistic awards this year, including the Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award, the Heorhiy Gongadze Award, the Knight International Journalism Awards, and the Biagio Agnes Award.

Currently, Mstyslav Chernov's photos from Mariupol can be seen at the Ukrainian House in Kyiv.

His exhibition "Flash. Ukrainian Photography Today" will last until October 23.

As IMI reported, journalists Mstyslav Chernov and Yevhen Maloletka won the Gongadze Award 2022.

They also became laureates of Freedom of Speech Award from the German media company Deutsche Welle.

Photojournalists Mstyslav Chernov, Yevhen Maloletka, and video producer Vasylisa Stepanenko became laureates of the Knight International Journalism Awards at the International Center for Journalism (ICFJ).

They covered the events in russian-occupied Mariupol, filmed the destruction caused by the shelling of the city, the work of doctors in local hospitals, and numerous civilian casualties.

Reporters Yevhen Maloletka and Mstyslav Chernov received the Freedom of Speech Award by the German media company Deutsche Welle during a Global Media Forum conference on June 20.

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