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New prize rewards original take on prison life

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-09-08

"The Incarcerated Body" won the RFI/FRANCE 24 best web documentary award at the Perpignan International Festival of Photojournalism. It's the first time the festival has awarded a prize for web documentaires.


The first RFI/FRANCE 24 prize for best web documentary was awarded on Wednesday to "The Incarcerated Body", a Le Monde.fr production, at the Visa pour l’image International Festival of Photojournalism.

The collectively produced multimedia piece tells the story of the everyday life of prison inmates, emphasizing the way prison impacts on their bodies. “Our goal was to reward the piece that best illustrated the new ways to tell a news story on the Web," says Samuel Bollendorf, photographer and head of the jury.

Nine web documentaries made it into the last round, touching on subjects as varied as the fate of homeless people in France and the Tiananmen generation in China.

 

It’s the first time that there has been an prize for web documentaries in the 30-year history of the Perpignan festival. “New forms of journalism are emerging and we are dedicated to promoting them," says Vincent Giret, head of news and programming at FRANCE 24.
 

Date created : 2009-09-02

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