Pulitzer Center Update

Overseas Press Club Honors Five Pulitzer Projects

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Soldiers block roads and burn tires in protest against unpaid salaries in Yemen's southern city of Aden. Image by Iona Craig. Yemen, 2017.

Soldiers block roads and burn tires in protest against unpaid salaries in Yemen's southern city of Aden. Image by Iona Craig. Yemen, 2017. 

Five Pulitzer Center projects have been announced as 79th Annual Overseas Press Club Award Citation Winners. The awards recognize the finest international reporting, and this year's awards saw recurring themes focusing on the fall of ISIS and war’s impact on civilians. the OPC will honor the journalists April 26 in New York.

Pulitzer grantee Sarah Topol has been awarded The Joe and Laurie Dine Award for 'Hell’s Children' which is part of her Pulitzer project, 'The Stolen Generation.' The project examines the thousands of children kidnapped by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria. While reporting in Nigeria, Topol spoke with 25 children across Borno State about their abduction. 

Pulitzer grantees Ben Mauk and George Butler have been awarded The Ed Cunningham Award for “Paths to Refuge" which is part of their Pulitzer proejct, 'Are Refugees Welcome in Europe?' This project covers the EU refugee crisis with three wide-ranging stories reported from Germany and Poland.

Pulitzer grantees Cynthia Gorney, Amy Toensing, and Kathryn Carlson have been awarded The Madeline Dane Ross Award for “Life After Loss” which is a part of Pulitzer project, 'A World of Widows.' In some parts of the world, a husband’s death brings his widow not only personal grief but also a new life of extraordinary hardship, poverty, powerlessness, and abuse. This project documents widows in the Balkans, India, and Africa. 

Pulitzer grantees Aryn Baker, Lynsey Addario, and Francesca Trianni have been awarded The Kim Wall Award for 'Finding Home.' The project documents four families at the heart of Europe’s refugee crisis. It’s the story of women and children with no place to call home; it’s about families that, even if they do escape the limbo of refugee camps, may be forced to live in the shadows of Europe for years if not decades; and it’s about a generation of stateless children, born and raised on the run.

Pulitzer grantee Iona Craig has been awarded The Roy Rowan Award for 'Death in Al Ghayil: Women and Children in Yemeni Village Recall Horror of Trump’s ‘Highly Successful’ SEAL Raid.'  This is a part of the Pulitzer project 'Yemen: Two Years of War,' which looks at Yemen’s increasingly fragmented, multi-national conflict and the catastrophic impact on the civilian population.