French Journalist Wins Award for Story On Armenian Genocide

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–A French journalist who addressed the Armenian Genocide of 1915 has won a top award in a prestigious international competition honoring journalists who cover armed conflicts around the world–Reuters reported from Paris on Monday.

Jean Kehayan of the French daily "Liberation" was awarded the Prix Ouest France Jean Marin for an article detailing the mass killings and deportations of some 1.5 million Armenia’s in Ottoman Turkey.

Its highest award in the photo category–the Bayeux Prize for War Correspondents–was given to Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis for his pictures of the liberation of Kabul from the Taliban in November 2001. The Bayeux Prize was created in 1994 during celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the Allied D-Day invasion of Normandy.

The contest is held annually with journalists and editors from around the world comprising the jury.

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