The events will be held in the participants’ native languages. All events, except the speed dates, will be translated into German by interpreters.
The highlight of the festival is the presentation of the True Story Award, the first global award for reporters. The award ceremony will take place on Saturday evening, 31 August, in the Stadttheater Bern. Actors from the Hochschule der Künste Bern will be staging the 39 nominated reports. The winning report will be presented by the internationally known actors Julia Gräfner, Christian Brückner and Ricardo Tomas Flachs Nóbrega. The event will be moderated by Susanne Wille and translated into Englisch. Tickets for this event are available here.
All information as well as the detailed program of the festival can be found on reportagenfestival.ch (only available in German).
True Story Award
The True Story Award is the first global journalism prize. Its aim is to make reporters’ voices known beyond the borders of their home countries, and in doing so to increase the diversity of perspectives offered in the media. The True Story Award will be conferred by an independent foundation and honours reporters writing in 12 languages, who have distinguished themselves by the depth of their research, the quality of their journalism and its social relevance. Fifty jury members from 29 countries have selected the 39 best texts of the year. All nominated reporters are invited to attend the award ceremony and festival in Bern, to be held for the first time from 30 August 30 to 1 September 2019.
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