NEW YORK (Reuters) – Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, for reporting on the links between Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and police assassination squads and for feature photography documenting the Rohingya migrant crisis in Myanmar.
Heavy rain pours as the body of a man, killed by unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles, is left in a narrow alley in Manila, Philippines early October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
The New York Times and the New Yorker magazine shared the honor for public service for their reporting on the sexual harassment allegation against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
The Times and the Washington Post shared the honor for national reporting for their coverage of the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
An exhausted Rohingya refugee fleeing violence in Myanmar cries for help from others crossing into Palang Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
The Pulitzers, the most prestigious honors in American journalism, have been awarded since 1917.
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This marks the first time that Reuters has won two prizes in one year.
The international reporting prize was awarded to Reuters reporters Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato â€œfor relentless reporting that exposed the brutal killing campaign behind Philippines President Rodrigo Duterteâ€™s war on drugs,â€� the Pulitzer board said.
The feature photography prize was awarded to the Reuters photography staff â€œfor shocking photographs that exposed the world to the violence Rohingya refugees faced in fleeing Myanmar.â€�
Reuters had won a Pulitzer Prize in 2014 for international reporting by Marshall and Jason Szep on the violent persecution of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar that has often fallen victim to predatory human-trafficking networks.
Reutersâ€™ first Pulitzer came in 2008 for Adrees Latifâ€™s photo of a Japanese videographer fatally wounded during a street demonstration in Myanmar.
The Reuters photography staff also won in 2016 for photos of the Syrian migrant crisis in Europe.
Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Leslie Adler