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Placid Garcia-Planas received the Cirilo Rodriguez Journalism Award.

La Vanguardia International journalist Placid García-Planas and special envoy of the newspaper Barcelona in various armed conflicts, most recently the war in Ukraine, received the XXXVII Cirilo Rodriguez Prize for Journalism after a close vote, in which the correspondent was also present. from El País in Central America and the Caribbean Jacobo Garcia and Brussels correspondent of Cadena SER Griselda Pastor.

In awarding the prize, the jury praised Garcia-Planas (Sabadell, 1962) for his “honesty towards language and his ability to create tension between language and literature”.

Throughout his career as a reporter, Placid Garcia-Planas has covered conflicts, including conflicts in the Balkans, in the 1990s, or in the Middle East.

The last armed conflict that Placid Garcia-Planas testified to was the war in Ukraine.

In addition to his articles and journalistic reporting in La Vanguardia, Placid García-Planas has published several books such as La revancha del reporter in which he follows several La Vanguardia war correspondents since 1893, or Jazz in Hitler’s office where he serves as a paradox to recount the atrocities of war.

Other headlines published by the Sabadell journalist without permission are “Like an Angel”, where he talks about the legal arms trade.

The Cirilo Rodríguez Journalism Award, sponsored by the City Council of Segovia, includes 8,000 euros and a sculpture from the Royal Glassworks of La Granja.

During the awards ceremony, journalist Dolores Masana paid tribute to her long professional career as head of La Vanguardia International for 20 years and previously as a war and armed conflict reporter. He was awarded the Cirilo Rodriguez Honorary Prize.


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