AWARD DATE: 2018
AWARD NAME: The David Kaplan Award 2018
AWARD RECIPIENT: VICE News Tonight on HBO
AWARD HONORED WORK: “The Killing Rooms of Mosul”
AWARD SPONSOR: ABC News
The VICE team brought us to a place nobody else went and found a story we had not heard. The first international news crew to film inside an apparent Iraqi execution room in the Old City of West Mosul, VICE News Tonight on HBO presented viewers with horrific video evidence of an atrocity that raised serious questions about how the battle for Mosul was fought and who should be held accountable for the killings. Despite intimidation from Iraqi military intelligence officers and stonewalling by the top Iraqi military commander on camera, Vice’s commitment and resourcefulness in getting the story led to even more international coverage and to international human rights observers obtaining access to the site themselves.
Citation for Excellence recipients: Nic Robertson, Nima Elbagir, Nick Paton Walsh, Waffa Munayyer and Salma Abdelaziz
Honored Work: “The War in Yemen”