Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, presented the Louise Weiss Prize for European Journalism to seven journalists at the Quai d’Orsay.
This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the Louise Weiss Prize. It was created by the French section of the Association of European Journalists with the active support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and is aimed at encouraging journalists to provide more in-depth coverage of European issues. It is awarded in recognition of Louise Weiss (1893-1983), a committed journalist and European.
This year’s winners are as follows:
News report category: Elisa Perrigueur and Pierre Marsaut, for their report “A fence dividing the Bulgarian countryside to combat migrants” (Le Monde, May 11, 2015); tied for first place: Marianne Meunier and Emanuele Cremaschi, for their report “On the road with the refugees” (La Croix, October 17 and 18, 2015);
- Analysis category: Frédéric Choffat and Luis Lema, for their investigation “Terminus Brig” (RTS, June 10, 2015);
- Young journalist category: Laurène Daycard, for her report "As long as it’s a boy” (Causette, October, 2015).