The Jury of the 32nd International URTI Radio Grand Prix has announced the winners of this edition on the theme «Confinement and new visions of the world». Morocco’s Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision (SNRT) won the Gand Prix, for its 26-minute documentary «Solidarité, cette nouvelle narration du monde» (Solidarity, a new world narration) by Salma Saïdi. The radio show describes how daily life in Morocco went upside down starting March 20th, 2020, with the lockdown and declaration of a state of health emergency.
The Silver Medal went to the program «Keeping my cool» by Bartosz Panek, from the Polish Radio Lublin – Poland, while the Office de Radiodiffusion et Télévision du Bénin (ORTB) won the Bronze Medal for its radio magazine on «Covid-19 : Un nouveau visage de l'humanité à craindre ou pas ?» (Covid-19 : is a new face for humanity to be feared or not) by Amidou Saka Lafia.
Finally, the Jacques Matthey-Doret Award for Discovery went to the magazine « C'est confiné » by Mathilde Guermonprez, from ARTE Radio, France.
Created in 1989, the International URTI Radio Grand Prix rewards programs from the whole world for their efforts of research and originality. It is different from the other international competitions because of an original principle: each year a different theme is proposed to the participants and left to their own free interpretation. All the productions, all the radio forms are welcome: reports, documentaries, essays, fictions, sound compositions, children’s stories.