« What is a journalist? He is a man who, first of all, raises issues. Then he is a chronicler of the present day, and his first responsibility must be the truth. »
Albert Camus, Manifest (1939)
The sixteen finalists’ journalism projects competing for the I Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus Incipiens Award focus on issues such as refugees, the Syrian war, the role of the European Union, women’s importance in resistance movements, homosexuality, migration and the abuse of authority stemming from the covid-19 pandemic’s socio-hygienic crisis. The proposals, in various media — photography, illustration and writing — play out in far-ranging countries of the Mediterranean: Libya, Greece, Syria, Tunisia, Spain, Morocco, France, Lebanon, Algeria and Egypt.
Behind these nominated projects are the biographies of sixteen emerging Incipient writers from nine countries — Syria, Spain, France, Argentina, Lebanon, Greece, Italy, Egypt and Algeria — who follow, in their research and work, the ethical footprint that Albert Camus left upon the world of journalism.