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Mathieu Mabin, Senior reporter for FRANCE 24, wins the “Frontline Club Award”

Latest update : 2011-11-24

Mathieu Mabin, senior reporter for FRANCE 24, last night won the Frontline Club Award for excellence in journalism.

Mathieu Mabin received this award for his work in Libya throughout the year and was commended for his exceptional journalism, integrity, courage and independence of spirit.

The Frontline Club brings together journalists from prestigious Anglo-Saxon newspapers and television channels (The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Independent, BBC) and awards two journalists each year, regardless of nationality or media discipline. The club aims to recognise an outstanding body of work or series of contributions over a one-year period. *


Commenting on the decision to present this year's annual award to Mathieu Mabin, Gary Knight, one of the judges, said: "Mathieu Mabin demonstrated exceptional courage. He also worked on an a well thought out and well constructed narrative story that demanded great journalistic skills and real focus and tenacity - that is something we don't see enough on TV and the spirit should be saluted."


As FRANCE 24's special correspondent in Libya since the early days of the conflict, Mathieu Mabin made ​​numerous reports from the Libyan front lines:


- He was one of the first journalists to enter the city of Misrata during the siege of that city by the Gaddafi forces.

- In Tripoli, inside the last armed territories :

- 26mn exclusive report with the Libyan rebels on their final journey to Tripoli



Mathieu Mabin is a war reporter who first worked for FRANCE 24 as permanent correspondent in Pakistan, before covering the conflicts in Afghanistan, Ivory Coast, and more recently in Libya as a senior reporter.


* This year's judges were: the New Yorker's Jon Lee Anderson, Gary Knight VII photojournalist, Carlotta Gall from the New York Times, Jeremy Bowenand Allan Littlefrom from the BBC and Frontline Club founder Vaughan Smith.


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About FRANCE 24 (

FRANCE 24 is the first international news channel that offers a French perspective and sensibility on world events. It broadcasts worldwide on a 24/7 basis on three channels, in French, English and Arabic. FRANCE 24 can be accessed by cable, satellite, ADSL and mobile phone. The website is available in 3 languages (English, French and Arabic).




FRANCE 24 contacts:

Nathalie Lenfant – Tel.: +33 (0)1 73 01 24 11 -

Damien Amadou – Tel.: +33 (0)1 73 01 24 31 -

Amal Hmimed – Tél. : +33 (0)1 73 01 24 14 –


Date created : 2011-11-24