Reuters journalists win prestigious George Polk Award

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo been awarded a prestigious George Polk Award in the Foreign Reporting category.

The Polk Awards, presented by Long Island University in the United States, honor special achievement in journalism, with particular focus on investigative reporting in the public interest.

The Reuters journalists were honored for ‘Massacre in Myanmar,’ an investigation of a massacre of ten Rohingya men and boys in a village in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were working on the story at the time of their arrest. Both men have been in prison in Myanmar for more than a year.

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