European Alternatives, Youth Press Italia, and Youth Media are pleased to announce winners for the Transeuropa Journalism Award "From A to B".
Participants of the Award, part of the Transeuropa Festival, first festival organized simultaneously in four European cities, Bologna, Cluy, Londra e Parigi, have been called to focus on the issue of mobility.
The winners of the Award, divided in three section, text, photo, audio/video, are:
Series of photographs Rom Children has received the Transeuropa Journalism Award 2010 for the intense portraits of the Rom children shot near Oradea, in West Romania. The preferences has been made considering the quality of the images and the sensitiveness towards a minority people, whose communities are all over Europe, that is still waiting for recognition of rights. Mobility and solidarity issue are here well expressed by faces of children, crying and smiling at the same time.
Text section: Marco Riciputi
The article Europa 2009 D.C. has been awarded for its original perspective on the issue mobility: a van around southern Europe and two underground cartoonist to face European stereotypes and to discovers small pieces of Europe. The article is clear and well written. It is been published by Café Babel. European journalism, whose Marco Riciputi has being a representatives for years, is still waiting to be fully recognized by national countries. Pop culture, news storytelling, and small pieces of Europe are attractive and important ways to highlight the need of Europe we have.
Video section: Valentina Cala
The short movie “This is Europe” has been awarded for the good balance between quality and lo-fi production. With a hand camera and the story of people interviewed, Valentina Calà has well resumed what does it mean the European Volunteer Service, one of the first project to be developed to improve mobility and meeting among youngsters all over Europe. Also, the rhythm and the editing of the short movie helps making the viewer interested on the topic and to deepen it in a personal and fresh way.
Special Mention: Andrea Scarfo
The jury had decided to give a special mention to the photojournalist Andrea Scarfò for the brilliant connection in series of photos between the issue of mobility and the "deportation" of immigrants in Rosarno (Italy). (photo 1, photo 2, photo 3)
The three winners of the Award had been invited to Bologna from May 7 to May 9 to cover the Bologna Homeless Tour.
The communication of Award winners on Youthmedia.eu has been delayed for reasons due to the Festival arrangement.