The Hal Boyle Award 2017

Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad


AWARD NAME: 01 The Hal Boyle Award

AWARD RECIPIENT: Associated Press Staff


AWARD HONORED WORK: “Rohingya Exodus”

AWARD SPONSOR: Norman Pearlstine in memory of Jerry Flint

In a series of powerful and unforgettable stories, rich with detail and dogged reporting, a team of Associated Press journalists documented the horrific crimes unfolding against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar. The AP brought together an impressive talent pool with different skills, from investigative reporter to narrative writer and local insight, to take readers to the front lines of this conflict. The stories exemplified foreign correspondence at its best: exposing and chronicling human rights violations, putting a human face on conflict and providing a road map for future investigations into what world powers are calling genocide. Simply put, it was an incredible package that you want to urge everyone to read.

Read a sample of the award-winning work:

Rohingya Methodically Raped by Myanmar’s Armed Forces

Fleeing Rohingya face hunger, little hope in Bangladesh camp

Myanmar Attacks, Sea Voyage Rob Young Father of Everything

Rohingya Muslims Are Being Wiped off Myanmar’s Map

New Fires in Empty Rohingya Village Challenge Myanmar Claims

Rohingya survivors: Myanmar’s army slaughtered men, children

In strife-torn Myanmar, love trumps hate for a rare couple

Citation Recipients: Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall, Manuel Mogato and Reuters team
Affiliation: Reuters
Honored Work: “Duterte’s War”

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