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Announcement of the True Story Award 2020/2021 in June 2022 | Festival cancellation 2022

The winners of the second True Story Award will be announced in Bern on 24 June 2022. However, the International Reportagen Festival Bern will not be held in 2022. Continuing uncertainties with regard to global travel and the associated risks preclude it taking place. Given the time that has elapsed since the more than 1,000 texts were submitted, the award ceremony cannot be postponed any longer.

The True Story Award ceremony and the International Reportagen Festival Bern belong together. The International Reportagen Festival Bern association is doing its utmost to ensure that the festival and its highlight, the award ceremony, will be able to take place in 2023. In the light of current events, the relevance of the occasion, which connects cultures and promotes press freedom worldwide, has increased significantly.