2016 French Diplomatic Press Association Prize (December 8, 2016)

We offer our congratulations to Gwendoline Debono, special correspondent for Europe 1, who has just been awarded the 2016 French Diplomatic Press Association Prize.

We applaud the remarkable work by this talented journalist in so many conflict zones, and particularly Iraq.

In the coming days, this honor will be presented to Ms. Debono by Jacques Hubert-Rodier, president of the French Diplomatic Press Association, at a ceremony attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault.

France underscores its commitment to the freedom of the press, the right of journalists to freely exercise their profession, and reporters’ security, particularly in conflict zones.