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Pulitzer Center Update August 4, 2021

Inter American Press Association Recognizes Pulitzer Center-Supported Project and Story

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People wearing protective masks while waiting for turns to enter a supermarket during the COVID-19 pandemic in Caracas. Venezuela, 2020. Image by Edgloris Marys / Shutterstock.

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A Pulitzer Center-supported project and story published by Prodavinci, a Venezuelan outlet, have been recognized by the Inter American Press Association.

According to its website, the Inter American Press Association is a nonprofit group supporting Western Hemisphere news outlets "promoting and protecting freedom of the press and the public’s right to be informed."

Pulitzer Center grantee Luis Franquiz won an award in the chronicle category. His story, “It Took Me 16 Days to Walk From Colombia to Venezuela,” details a man’s journey during a global crisis. 

The series by Prodavinci, COVID-19 Strikes a Country in Crisis: Dispatches From Venezuela, won an honorable mention in the health category. The project by Ángel Alayón, Oscar Marcano, Valentina Oropeza, and Mariengracia Chirinos examines the wide-ranging repercussions of the COVID-19 crisis, particularly on Venezuela's most vulnerable. This project seeks to help fight disinformation in the digital sphere and offline communities during the pandemic.

The Inter American Press Association recognizes outstanding 2020 work. See the complete list of winners here.


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