21 The Roy Rowan Award

Left to right: Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato.

Best investigative reporting in any medium on an international story

AWARD DATE: 2017

AWARD NAME:21 The Roy Rowan Award

AWARD RECIPIENT: Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall, Manuel Mogato and Reuters team

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: Reuters

AWARD HONORED WORK: “Duterte’s War”

AWARD SPONSOR: Marcus Rowan

Read the award-winning work: Duterte’s War

Rodrigo Duterte was elected president of the Philippines in 2016 on a promise to eradicate the scourge of drugs. Since then, his police forces have pursued that aim with a bloody vengeance, killing more than 9,000 people. The government has described the raids as legitimate law enforcement operations. In the series “Duterte’s War,” Reuters reporters Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. Marshall demolish that defense. Reuters dispatched Baldwin and Marshall to train a microscope on the mayhem. Aided by Manuel Mogato, they combed through law enforcement’s own records to pinpoint operations and identify the officers who conducted them. They examined video surveillance, interviewed scores of witnesses, debriefed emergency room physicians, reviewed leaked documents and obtained crucial testimony from senior police commanders themselves. Their exhaustive, meticulous reporting exposes the scope of the state’s role in the slaughter of its own citizens, making the unanswerable case that the Philippine police have been acting as death squads and using a variety of ruses to cover their tracks.

Citation Recipient: Iona Craig
Affiliation: The Intercept
Honored Work: “Death in Al Ghayil: Women and Children in Yemeni Village Recall Horror of Trump’s ‘Highly Successful’ SEAL Raid”

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