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Date(s) - 25/09/2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Capture-d’écran-2014-07-16-à-17.12.24-284x300The Alliance française du Bengale and Oxford Bookstore present

Patrice Vanoni, International Reporter-Film Director

Starting as freelance journalist for several magazines and radio and for Le Monde, Patrice Vanoni has been, for 30 years, International Reporter and correspondent in many countries for several major French television channels (TF1, Canal +, I TV, Arte).

He has made ​​reports and documentaries covering highly topical international issues: wars and conflicts, particularly in Africa, but also major political events, such as, the France-Africa Summit of the French President François Mitterrand in Biarritz.

Patrice Vanoni lived 6 years in Africa, four years in India, 10 years in the United States and one year in Morocco.

Since late 2008, he put his experience as International Reporter at the service of the French institutions. He was audiovisual attaché at the Embassy of France in India, seconded to Mumbai, then cultural attaché at the Embassy of France to USA seconded to Houston (Texas). Until late 2013, he was staff on Mission to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris.


This talk is meant for all those interested in journalism, particularly in the profession of International Reporter.

It enables to:

– Discover the story of an international reporter, understand the steps needed to be taken and the qualities to acquire to reach the goal.

– Discover the conditions under which this job is carried out: salary, legal status, potential impacts on personal, family and conjugal life.

– Understand how the profession of reporter has evolved during the past 40 years,

with, for example, the proliferation of media and new opportunities as much as competition ushered in by the Internet.


– Presentation of the International Reporter’s profession broadly: an uncommon job, sometimes dangerous, but exciting, too. A Reporter travels around the world, sleeps little, waits for hours, adapt himself/herself toa local culture as well as circumstances. It also opens up to others and to the world, to be curious and especially to show humility and rigor.

– Illustrations of an International Reporter’s career through anecdotes, images, press articles: making a great story requires lot of preparation time, meetings, unusual stories, for a finished product which will report only a small part of the life on the field.

– Presentation of the different stages of a project reporting, from the decision of the Senior Editor to cover a particular news to its specific realization into the field.

– Watching a movie produced on a major French television channel.