Benoît Bringer

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Benoît Bringer (born 1979) is a French investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Paris, France. He is part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning ICIJ's Panama Papers team and director of "Panama Papers : The hold-up of the century",[1] a two-hour documentary aired on France 2 TV investigative series Cash Investigation.[2] He is also the director of "Obama's dirty war"[3]" broadcast on Canal+, an investigation in Yemen and Pakistan on civilian casualties from US drone strikes. His film Primaire au PS : l'improbable scénario,[4] a 90-minute documentary about the first political primary race in France, which aired on Canal+, was selected for FIPA,[5] the Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels, held in Biarritz, France. Bringer graduated from ESJ (École Supérieure de journalisme de Lille). He started his career as a reporter for the French public channel France 2.

In 2007, Bringer left France 2 to cover Pakistan and Afghanistan[6] as a correspondent for the French public radios France Inter and France Info, the French Sunday newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche and the French-German public TV channel Arte.[7] Back in France, he became an independent filmmaker, directing documentaries on assignment for various French channels: Canal+, France Télévisions and M6. As of 2016, he is working with Premières Lignes.[8][9]


  1. ^ "#Panama Papers: the hold-up of the century". Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Cash Investigation de France 2 en replay". francetv info. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Drones: Obama's dirty war? - Java Films". Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Dans les coulisses de la primaire PS". Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Primaire au PS, l'improbable scénario - FIPA, Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels". FIPA, Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (in French). Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  6. ^ "Conférence des donateurs à Kaboul - Information - France Culture". 2012-04-07. Archived from the original on 2012-08-03. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Afghanistan : où va l'aide ?". Retrieved 2011-12-10.
  8. ^ "About Us". Premières Lignes. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Benoît Bringer". Retrieved 19 May 2016.

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