Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

2018-07-13 21:47 EYE ON AFRICA

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Trump rocks the boat in UK

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

World Cup Grand finale; Donald Trump blindsides Theresa May; Erdogan's family business

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Ooh la la: Love and dating in France

Read more

ENCORE!

Tom Cruise and 'Mission Impossible: Fallout' bring espionage franchise to Paris

Read more

FOCUS

How sports therapy is helping wounded Syrians

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Portugal: Eucalyptus trees under fire

Read more

REPORTERS

Central African Republic: The way of the warlord

Read more

#TECH 24

Is the future of film interactive?

Read more

Africa

FRANCE 24 journalist wins UN Correspondents award for 'Timbuktu Revisited'

© FRANCE 24 screen grab | François Rihouay receives the Ricardo Ortega award in New York City on December 15.

Video by François RIHOUAY

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2017-12-17

FRANCE 24 journalist François Rihouay was awarded the 2017 Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize for broadcast journalism on Friday for his video report “Timbuktu Revisited”. The prize is one of the UN Correspondents Association awards.

Rihouay's report looked at how the northern Mali city of Timbuktu, known as the "gateway to the Sahara", is recovering after nine months of occupation by both Tuareg rebel groups and Islamist militants. French and Malian armies retook control of the city in January 2013.

The accolade is one of the UN Correspondents Association awards for best media coverage of the United Nations, its agencies or UN field operations. It was named in honour of Ricardo Ortega, a correspondent for Spain's Antena 3 TV who died while on assignment in Haiti in 2004. 

Click on the player below to watch “Timbuktu Revisited”:

Date created : 2017-12-16

  • SENEGAL

    Two Senegalese journalists win the 2017 Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon prize

    Read more

  • PRESS FREEDOM

    Investigation stalls two years after killings of RFI reporters

    Read more

  • FRANCE - MALI

    Key jihadist linked to French journalists’ murders killed in Mali

    Read more

COMMENT(S)