01 The Hal Boyle Award 2018

Sudarsan Raghavan

Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad

AWARD DATE: 2018

AWARD NAME: 01 The Hal Boyle Award

AWARD RECIPIENT: Sudarsan Raghavan

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: The Washington Post

AWARD HONORED WORK: “Yemen’s War & Humanitarian Crisis”

AWARD SPONSOR: Norman Pearlstine in memory of Jerry Flint

In an era where great reporting is often associated with mobilizing massive teams and multi-media packages, Sudarsan Raghavan’s Yemen package reminded us that sometimes all it takes to deliver outstanding work is one talented reporter with in-depth knowledge of the subject and the courage to go digging in the field. The breadth and scope of the stories—from inside a hospital to interviews with Houthi commanders and U.S. and regional allies funding and weaponizing the war—illustrated a complex and important conflict. Classic intrepid solo reporting matched with beautiful writing, human faces and big picture analysis.

Links to work: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2018/06/14/feature/yemen-crisis-saudi-led-attack-on-rebel-held-city-could-worsen-human-exodus-and-famine/?utm_term=.f99d0d96e86e

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/a-yemeni-toddler-fought-for-his-life-in-a-hospital-while-adults-battled-each-other/2018/06/23/88b686a5-9dc3-41c3-92db-a8cdb572bc76_story.html?utm_term=.8da351f97e49

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2018/07/06/feature/as-a-u-s-shadow-war-intensifies-in-yemen-al-qaeda-is-down-but-not-out/?utm_term=.418e433e783f

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/us-allies-have-killed-thousands-of-yemenis-from-the-air-after-22-died-at-a-wedding-one-village-asks-why-us/2018/07/25/3c3e4801-164e-42ae-ac08-bec09044e52a_story.html?utm_term=.92324f4c73ce

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/dying-babies-and-no-doctors-a-look-inside-a-yemeni-hospital/2018/08/05/8bcf87d4-8f7e-11e8-b769-e3fff17f0689_story.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/who-is-killing-yemens-clerics-mystery-murders-are-sending-a-chill-through-the-mosques/2018/08/27/10b7da3c-ce0f-49e2-ad8e-d4adf05ef885_story.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2018/12/06/feature/the-merchants-of-despair/?utm_term=.c8692e5cc4a1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/world/yemen-famine-crisis/?utm_term=.f610ccba1cef

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/the-us-put-a-yemeni-warlord-on-a-terrorist-list-one-of-its-close-allies-is-still-arming-him/2018/12/28/f3c4fb5b-f366-4570-b27b-75a3ed0f0f52_story.html?utm_term=.0c67f06d89a8

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-pivotal-yemeni-city-scarred-by-war-and-cholera-a-fragile-ceasefire-is-tested/2018/12/20/c89c1eee-fe36-11e8-a17e-162b712e8fc2_story.html?utm_term=.75ae4de487b9

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/in-yemen-iran-aligned-rebels-tighten-their-grip-through-fear-and-intimidation/2018/12/31/aa3abef4-eda8-11e8-8b47-bd0975fd6199_story.html?utm_term=.14fab7faa52e

link to US Senators’ letter:
https://www.durbin.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/durbin-murphy-lee-lead-20-senators-in-pressing-state-department-and-doj-for-information-on-saudi-led-war-in-yemen-

Citation for Excellence: Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry and Nariman El-Mofty
The Associated Press, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
“Yemen’s Dirty War”

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