Migration Media Award, First Place Radio Category (Arabic)
Author: Faouzi Bendjama
Media: Al Fajr, BBC XTra ALGERIA
Title: Migration towards “Eldorado”
Summary: The report talks about the suffering of illegal immigrants’ families in the Arab countries due to their children’s legal migration to Europe. The report talks about the state of grief felt by parents due to the sudden departure of their children.Some illegal immigrants complain about the absence of jobs in their home countries which led them to migrate to Europe. In the report there is a moving human story that concerns father of Mouad, who was diagnosed with cancer. Both the father and his son are affected by this difficult situation, the pain of separation and the pain of illness. However, the father prefers to bear the pain of cancer rather than the pain of his son’s separation.