(New York) The New York Times newspaper and the Associated Press news agency were recognized Monday for their work on the war in Ukraine by the Pulitzer Prizes, the most prestigious awards in the American press.
One of the world’s largest news outlets, The New York Times (NYT) and its reporters, won the Pulitzer Prize for “International Reporting” for their “unwavering coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including an investigation months on the Ukrainian deaths in Boutcha and on the Russian unit responsible for these killings,” Pulitzer administrator Marjorie Miller said in a video message.
Ukrainian prosecutors say Russian forces killed some 1,400 civilians in the Bucha sector, north of Kyiv, where bodies were discovered after troops withdrew from Moscow in late March 2022.
Butcha has become the symbol of war crimes committed by the Russian military since the start of the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
As for the American news agency AP, it won the “public service” award for a “courageous” report on the siege of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
A symbol of Ukrainian resistance, this port city in the south-east of the country was besieged and bombarded for long weeks by Russian forces at the start of the invasion.
AP also won a Pulitzer “breaking news photo” for its “unique” images from the start of the conflict 14 months ago.
Other renowned American media, the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal have been honored for their investigations into political and financial scandals in the United States.
The Pulitzer Prizes are administered by New York’s Columbia University in Manhattan, and last year Ukrainian journalists were rewarded for their “courage” with a special Pulitzer.