A Pulitzer Center-supported project, Lolas: Survivors of Enslavement, has won an Edward R. Murrow digital award.
During World War II, hundreds of thousands of Philippine women and girls were taken and assaulted by Japanese soldiers daily. Out of the estimated 1,000 Filipinas forced into sexual servitude by the Japanese, only about 10 “comfort women” are still alive. Lolas: Survivors of Enslavement, by grantee Cheryl Diaz Meyer, documents the enduring legacy of sexual violence against the women.
The Murrow Awards represent the values, principles, and standards for the highest quality of broadcast journalism and are among the most respected journalism awards.
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