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Freelancers' films on Libya, Syria win press prize

LONDON (AP) -- Freelance journalists from France, Spain and Britain have won the Rory Peck Awards for video reporting in warzones including Libya and Syria.

The annual award, presented in London on Wednesday, recognizes the achievement of freelance cameramen and women working in news around the world.

Alberto Arce and Ricardo Garcia Vilanova from Spain took the features prize for a self-funded film about young rebel fighters in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata.

Arce joined The Associated Press earlier this year as a correspondent in Honduras.

French freelance photographer and filmmaker Mani won the news award for a report on the Syrian forces' shelling campaign in Homs in February, while Briton Daniel Bogado won the Sony Impact Award for a film on a war between civilians and the government in Sudan.