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Pulitzer Center Update August 19, 2021

Pulitzer Center-Supported Project on WWII Sex Slaves Wins Murrow Award


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200,000 girls and women were sexually enslaved during World War II by the Japanese Imperial Army...

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 digital version of the project, completed by Julie McCarthy, Ella Mage, Nishant Dahiya, Ned Wharton, and Meyer, aired on Weekend Edition Sunday

The Murrow Awards represent the values, principles, and standards for the highest quality of broadcast journalism and are among the most respected journalism awards.

View the full list of winners here


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