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Winners of the 23rd URTI International Radio Grand Prix

2011-10-20The Jury of the 23rd URTI International Radio Grand Prix has proclames the list of the award-winners in Paris on thursday, 20th Octobre 2011. This Jury, chaired by Prof. Massimo Pettorino, included representatives of 13 countries. 105 radio programmes on "Poverty" have been presented by submitted 73 radio channels coming from 45 different countries.


Grand Prix URTI : Street Children 

Presented by: Iran (IRIB)
Produced by: Khosro Rasooli

The jury has awarded this powerful, moving and deep programme, and its capability of describing a painful reality through its young protagonists' light, naive, sometimes comic way. 

Silver Medal: Interception / Le choeur y est 

Presented by: France (France Inter)
Produced by: Sandrine Oudin, Patrice Klun, Eric Gérard

The jury has appreciated the moving and cheerful soundscapes of this programme, and chosen way to approach the proposed theme in both a realistic and optimistic way. 

Bronze Medal: The sound of the corn mortar and that of the "ken la" calling the loved one. 

Presented by: Vietnam (VOV)
Produced by: Ngo Thieu Phong

The jury has awarded the original point of view chosen to threat the "poverty" theme, which is considered not as a lack of material goods but as the progressive loss of a people's cultural identity. 

Special Award: Children of Sodom and Gomorrah 

Presented by: Australia (ABC)
Réalisé par: Sharon Davies, Jens Jarisch

The jury has chosen to award this programme with the Special Award because of the technical quality of its realisation and for the choice of the sounds that mirror the social contrasts the reportage is about. 


Belgium (RTBF) Vivre en camping … par choix ou par nécessité ?
Bulgaria (RNB) La pauvreté-Où sommes-nous ?
Cameroun (Kalak FM) Enfants Maliens Touaregs
France (RFI) C’est pas du vent/La vie sans toilettes
Romania (ROR) Maria’s Journey, Kosovo (RTK) Poverty’s Triangle

The prize-giving ceremony took place in Paris on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 6.00 pm, in the framework of the LeRadio fair (Porte de Versailles). URTI organised there at 4.00 pm its second conference on “the radio of tomorrow” with the participation of David Kessler (project leader for the Prime minister on the terrestrial digital radio), Francis Goffin (CEO of RTBF, Belgium), Amadou Vamoulke (CEO of CRTV, Cameroon), Chaouki Aloui (CEO of Tunisian Radio), Jean-Luc Hees (President of Radio France and URTI), Rachid Arhab (CSA).

In 2010, URTI confirmed its place of leader of international grand prix with the participation of 64 countries in its radio-television Grand Prix which are endowed with 15,000 dollars. 

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