01 The Hal Boyle Award 2020

Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad

AWARD DATE: 2020

AWARD NAME: The Hal Boyle Award 2020

AWARD RECIPIENT: Andrew Quilty

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: The Intercept

AWARD HONORED WORK: “The CIA’s Afghan Death Squads”

AWARD SPONSOR: Norman Pearlstine in memory of Jerry Flint

In nearly two years of painstaking reporting, Andrew Quilty exposed a U.S.-backed “campaign of terror against civilians” in Afghanistan. Detailing evidence of massacres, executions, mutilation, forced disappearances and airstrikes, he meticulously documented how 10 CIA-backed raids in Wardak province killed 51 civilians. Some were boys as young as eight; most of these raids had never previously been reported.

The CIA’s Afghan Death Squad

Citation for Excellence:
Katrin Bennhold
The New York Times
“Outing Germany’s Far Right”