Filipino jour­nal­ist wins Pulitzer

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FOR THEIR COV­ER­AGE on the Philip­pines’ drug war, vet­eran Filipino jour­nal­ist Manuel Mogato and fel­low Reuters re­porters Clare Baldwin and An­drew R.C. Mar­shall are among this year’s Pulitzer Prize win­ners, as an­nounced by the es­teemed award­ing body on its Web site.

FOR THEIR COV­ER­AGE on the Philip­pines’ drug war, Filipino jour­nal­ist Manuel Mogato and his Reuters col­leagues Clare Baldwin and An­drew R.C. Mar­shall are among this year’s Pulitzer Prize win­ners, as an­nounced by the es­teemed award­ing body on its Web site.

The Reuters jour­nal­ists won for in­ter­na­tional re­port­ing while its pho­tog­ra­phy staff won in their cat­e­gory for doc­u­ment­ing the Ro­hingya refugee cri­sis in Myan­mar and Bangladesh. It was the first time Reuters has won two prizes in one year.

Mr. Mogato and his col­leagues were rec­og­nized for ex­pos­ing the meth­ods of po­lice killing squads in Philip­pine Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo R. Duterte’s war on drugs. The said jour­nal­ists “demon­strated how po­lice in the Pres­i­dent’s ‘drug war’ have killed with im­punity and con­sis­tently been shielded from pros­e­cu­tion,” Reuters Edi­tor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler said.

The cov­er­age in­cluded a re­port that re­vealed how a po­lice anti-drug squad on the out­skirts of Manila had recorded an un­usu­ally high num­ber of killings. Many mem­bers of the squad came from a dis­tant place that was also Mr. Duterte’s home­town, where the cam­paign’s bru­tal meth­ods orig­i­nated dur­ing his time as mayor there.

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