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Ukrainian Journalists Covering Russia's Invasion are Honored by the Pulitzer Board

The Pulitzer Prize Board recognised Ukrainian journalists for their courage, endurance and commitment to truthful coverage. The board recognised the bravery of Russia’s invasion of their country, which began on February 24. The prestigious awards also honoured US media giant The Washington Post. Washington Post got the prize for its coverage of the January 6, 2021 riots. On January 6, a mob of former US President Donald Trump supporters attacked the Capitol Building in Washington.

The Pulitzer Prize board is pleased to award an extraordinary citation to the journalists of Ukraine for their courage and endurance.

Awarding an extraordinary citation to the journalists of Ukraine, prize administrator Marjorie Miller said; The Pulitzer Prize board is pleased to cite an astounding citation to the journalists of Ukraine for their courage and endurance. And the 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. In doing honour to Ukraine and journalists worldwide,” 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.

The Washington Post, which won the Pulitzer Prize in public service journalism, was recognised for its extensive reporting. It Was published in a sophisticated interactive series that found numerous problems and failures in political systems. And security before, during, and after the January 6 riots. An Indian Reuters photographer in Afghanistan was part of a team that took home the Pulitzer for feature photography. Danish Siddiqui and his colleagues Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, and Amit Dave won for images depicting the toll of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. Their work was moved from the breaking photography category by the judges. Balanced intimacy and devastation while offering viewers a heightened sense of place,” the committee wrote.

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