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Spanish reporter wins award for warzone feature

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Spanish reporter wins award for warzone feature


A euronews freelancer’s report has won the prestigious Rory Peck Award for a feature about life as a Libyan rebel.

Spanish duo Alberto Arce and Ricardo Garcia Vilano scooped the features prize for a self-funded film about guerrilla fighters in the besieged city of Misrata.

The annual award presented in London recognises the efforts of freelance reporters working to provide international organisations with news from around the world.

After accepting the honour Arce said: “We’re a bit fed up that the journalist is considered as the protagonist in war. The journalist is no more than an instrument to transmit the idea for which people are prepared to die. How is it possible that the journalist takes precedence over those who are ready to die in order to change their society?”

Journalists, filmmakers and photographers from France and Britain were among other recepients rewarded for their work in Syria and Sudan.

Established in 1995, the Rory Peck prize is named after a freelance cameraman who was killed in Moscow in 1993.

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