Pulitzer Prize board honors Ukrainian journalists’ ‘courage’ | media news

Ukrainian journalists received a “special citation” from the prestigious Pulitzer Council for their coverage of the Russian invasion.

The board of the prestigious Pulitzer Prizes has honored Ukrainian journalists for their “courage, resilience, and commitment to truthful reporting” about Russia’s ongoing invasion of their country.

The board gave a “special citation” to journalists from Ukraine when New York’s Columbia University announced the winners of the 2022 annual journalism awards on Monday.

“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.

“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 (CPJ).

CPJ also says on its website that it is investigating the deaths of five other journalists in Ukraine “to determine if they were work-related.”

“Dozens more have faced shelling, shooting and arrest as they work to provide vital information about the invasion. Russian journalists have been detained and threatened during Moscow’s crackdown on independent Russian media, and many have fled the country,” the group says.

The annual Pulitzer Prizes are the most prestigious awards in American journalism, and special attention is often given to the public service award.

This year that award went to the Washington Post for its coverage of the siege of the United States Capitol in January 2021, when a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the building to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s electoral victory.

The New York Times got the most news Pulitzers this year with three.

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

He also took home the National Reporting Award for his investigation of deadly police traffic stops in the US.

Meanwhile, the Pulitzer board took note of “challenging and dangerous times for journalists around the world,” noting that eight Mexican journalists have been killed this year, while cases of assault and intimidation against journalists have also been reported in Afghanistan. and Myanmar.

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