Pulitzers for AP, NYT for their Ukraine coverage

Pulitzers for AP, NYT for their Ukraine coverage

The New York Times (NYT) and the Associated Press (AP) were honoured with the Pulitzer Prize on Monday for their work on the war in Ukraine.

The prize is the most prestigious US press award.

One of the world’s largest media outlets, NYT and its reporters won the Pulitzer for International Reporting for their “unflinching coverage” of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

This included an eight-month investigation into the Ukrainian deaths in Bucha and the Russian unit responsible for the killings, Pulitzer administrator Marjorie Miller announced in a video message.

Ukrainian prosecutors say Russian forces killed some 1,400 civilians in the Bucha area north of Kyiv. The bodies were discovered after Moscow withdrew its troops in late March 2022.

Bucha has become a symbol of war crimes committed by the Russian army since the invasion of Ukraine began on 28 February 2022.

AP, for its part, won the Public Service award for “courageous” reporting on the siege of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol. A symbol of Ukrainian resistance, this port city in the south-east of the country was besieged and shelled for many weeks by Russian forces at the start of the invasion.

AP also won a Pullitzer in the Breaking News Photography category for its “unique” images from the start of the conflict 14 months ago.

Other renowned US media outlets, the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal, were rewarded for their investigations into political and financial scandals in the US.

The Pulitzer Prizes are administered by Columbia University in Manhattan, New York.

Last year Ukrainian journalists were rewarded with a special Pulitzer for their “courage” .

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