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France 24 wins prize for web documentary on rape in DRC

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2011-10-09

France 24 journalists Zoé Lamazou and Sarah Leduc have won a Bayeux-Calvados War Journalism prize in the category of web journalism for their documentary on rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

France 24 is proud to announce that two of its journalists, Zoé Lamazou and Sarah Leduc, won the Bayeux-Calvados Prize for War Correspondents in the category of Web Journalism on Saturday. Titled “Rape in Congo: Peace Violated”, the winning project is a web documentary released in August 2010.

The prize, which is now in its eighteenth year, honours journalists who demonstrate excellence in their field under dangerous conditions.

Watch it now: Rape in Congo: Peace Violated

Lamazou and Leduc travelled to North Kivu to investigate the use of rape as a weapon of war. The United Nations estimates that 200,000 women in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been raped since 1996. The two female journalists created a compelling web documentary designed for the iPad, using text, photography, videos and sounds to capture not only the horrible plight of the rape victims, but also their bold struggle to fight back and have their attackers face justice.

“The new format gave us a new type of storytelling. ‘Rape in Congo: Peace Violated’ is one of the first examples of this new form,’” said Leduc.

 

Date created : 2011-10-08

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