Pulitzer Board Honors Ukrainian Journalists Covering Russia’s Invasion

At least seven journalists, including three from Ukraine, have been killed since Russia launched the war on February 24.

New York:

The Pulitzer Prize Board honored Ukrainian journalists on Monday for their “courage, resilience and commitment to truthful coverage” of Russia’s invasion of their country.

The board awarded a “special citation” to journalists from Ukraine as New York’s Columbia University announced the winners of the prestigious 2022 awards.

“The Pulitzer Prize board is pleased to award a special citation to Ukrainian journalists for their courage, resilience, and commitment to truthful reporting during Vladimir Putin’s ruthless invasion of their country and his propaganda war in Russia,” said the press release. award administrator, Marjorie Miller, announcing the award

“Despite bombings, kidnappings, occupation and even deaths in their ranks, they have persisted in their effort to provide an accurate picture of a terrible reality, honoring Ukraine and journalists around the world,” he added.

At least seven journalists, including three from Ukraine, have been killed since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of its neighbor on February 24, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The New York Times garnered the most news Pulitzers with three.

The newspaper won the international reporting category for exposing the large number of civilian victims of US-led airstrikes across the Middle East, including Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

He also took home the National Reporting Award for his investigation of deadly police arrests in the United States.

Salamishah Tillet, a contributing critic for The Times, won the critic category for her writing on race in arts and culture.

The Washington Post won the public service category for its “compelling and vividly presented account” of the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021.

Five Getty photographers won the breaking news photography category for their “comprehensive and consistently riveting photos” of the assault.

They shared the award with Marcus Yam of the Los Angeles Times, who was honored for his images of the US exit from Afghanistan last summer.

Four Reuters photographers, including Denmark’s Siddiqui, who was killed covering fighting between Afghan security forces and the Taliban in July, won the Outstanding Photography category for documenting India’s battle against Covid-19.

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