US: The Pulitzer Prize Board recognised on Monday Ukrainian journalists for their “courage, endurance and commitment to truthful” coverage of Russia’s invasion of their country, which began on February 24. The prestigious awards also honoured US media giant The Washington Post, for its coverage of the January 6, 2021 riots- when a mob of supporters of former US President Donald Trump attacked the Capitol Building in Washington.
Awarding a “special citation” to the journalists of Ukraine, prize administrator Marjorie Miller said, “The Pulitzer Prize board is pleased to award a special citation to the journalists of Ukraine for their courage, endurance and commitment to truthful reporting during Vladimir Putin’s ruthless invasion of their country and his propaganda war in Russia.”
“Despite bombardment abductions, occupation and even deaths in their ranks, they have persisted in their effort to provide an accurate picture of a terrible reality, doing honor to Ukraine and to journalists around the world,” she added.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as many as seven journalists, including three from Ukraine, have been killed so far, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Most of the news prizes were scooped up by The New York Times – at three. The newspaper won the international reporting category for exposing the vast civilian toll of US-led airstrikes across the Middle East, including in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. It also took the award for national reporting for its investigation into deadly police traffic stops around the United States.
– THE HINDUSTAN TIMES