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100 after WW1 special radio selection


WW1 Commemorations Radio Selection for your schedules

In the framework of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of WW1, and on the occasion of November 11th Armistice Day, URTI is glad to propose you a selection of 20 radio items (reports, documentaries, fictions and more) about WW1 coming from France, Poland, Egypt, Australia, Iran and more...

These radio programmes were competing for the International Radio Grand Prix 2014, you can freely programme them on your schedules! (do not forget to log in first!). 


Winners of the 26th URTI International Radio Grand Prix

2014-10-03The 26th International URTI Radio Grand Prix established a great participation with 92 programmes selected in competition on the theme of “WAR”, representing 34 countries.

Made up of twelve audiovisual personalities, the Jury met in Turin (Italy), from September 21th until 23th 2014, at the invitation of the Prix Italia and under the presidency of Alberto Gozzi (radio author).

The awards distinguished ten programmes:

26th International URTI Radio Grand Prix 

The Savage Bull  by Bernard Clarke - RTE (Ireland) 


Silver Medal

Conséquences psychologiques de la guerre civile en RCA by Aziza Bichara Doudoua - ONRTV (Chad)


Bronze Medal

De Sarajevo à Sarajevo by Didier Delafontaine and Patrice Hardy - RTBF (Belgium)


Jacques Matthey-Doret Award for Discovery

Sang et Joujoux by Dr. Mohamed Lotfy - Radio Le Caire (Egypt)



- Dernières nouvelles du front - RTBF (Belgium) ... Listen/Download
- The death car driver - Czech Radio  (Czech Republic) ... Listen/Download
- 14-18, Carnets de chants - Radio France, France Bleu (France)... Listen/Download
- RCA : un an après la chute de Bozizé, l’exode des musulmans - RFI (France)... Listen/Download
- It’s a deal: Forced Labour in the GDR and the responsibility of West German Firms 
Bayerischer Rundfunk (Germany) ... Listen/Download
- The countdown - ROR (Romania) ... Listen/Download

In 2014, the winner of the Radio GRAND PRIX (given to the best radio programme) gets the medal as well as a 3,000 dollar reward.


Winners of 33rd International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary


The award-winning list of the 33rd International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary - ARMAN Trophy - was announced during a ceremony organized in the presence of many personalities at the Hotel de Paris in Monte-Carlo on Sunday, June 8 2014, in the framework of the 54th Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
Bernard Yerles, actor and director, succeeded Youssou N’dour for the presidency of the final Jury made up of managers from public televisions from fifteen countries.

Grand Prix - ARMAN Trophy
Scheherazade’s Diary

Lebanon - Catharsis Lebanese Center for Drama Therapy - 80'
Direction: Zeina Daccache

In the Baabda jail in Lebanon, a group of women prisoners organise a theatrical performance which stages their personal paths, covered by life splits. Their questions , their doubts but also the rediscovery of their feminity lead this terribly touching story …

Silver Medal: Rwagasore, Life, Fight, Hope
Burundi - RTNB - 65’
Direction: Justine Bitagoye & Pascal Capitolin

Through an historical and poetic approach, this documentary tells the destiny of Louis Rwagasore who drew the democratic and pacifist lines of the independence of Burundi in 1960. The tragic fate of Louis Rwagasore, murdered in 1961, raised this humanist personality to the rank of a myth and symbolises still today the whole hope of the Burundi nation.

Bronze Medal: The Voice of Peace

Germany - NDR - 90'
Direction: Eric Friedler

Through Abie Nathan’s biography, the story of this crazy dream of « the Voice of Peace ».
A pirated radio station settled on a boat which transmitted from « somewhere in the Mediterranean » and then, from 1973 to 1993, campaigned for the brotherhood of the people in the Near East. Broadcasting this message of « Peace and Love » with the sound of the whole music of this time …

Prix Martine Filippi de la découverte  Mohamed et le pêcheur

Italy - RAI - 54'
Direction: Marco Leopardi

The story of a miracle between two men, whose destinies met each other in the hugeness
of the Mediterranean. One is an immigrant, the other is a fisherman.

The sinking of a boat people leads Mohamed to the limits of death, except he did not meet
Vito who catched on the horizon this fragment of life he will never leave. The tale of both
men and the illustration, through them, of the tragedy of the clandestin immigration
towards the North countries.

The Jury
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