Filipino journalist wins Pulitzer
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.