A Month After Winning Pulitzer Prize, Egyptian And Yemeni Journalists Win Michael Kelly Award

Via Sada El balad.

One month after winning the Pulitzer Prize, Egyptian investigative journalist Maggie Michael, Canadian-Egyptian photojournalist Nariman El-Mofty, and Yemeni video journalist Maad Al-Zikry won the Michael Kelly Award for their groundbreaking coverage of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

According to Associated Press, the three journalists spent about a year in war-torn Yemen, revealing the true scale of atrocities being committed and shining a light on the suffering of the Yemeni people.

Indeed, ever since war broke out in Yemen, the subject has been completely brushed off by both Arab and Western media outlets. The lack of coverage along with layers of political complexity have made the conflict an incredibly controversial subject. However, reports undeniably prove that there is a human rights crisis in Yemen.

The trio’s work documented civilian casualties by a U.S. drone raid, child soldiers on the front line, and cases of torture perpetrated by all parties.

Joining the AP in 2002, Cairo-based Michael covered religious as well as political conflicts all over the Middle East. She has written many articles on the collateral damage suffered by civilians in both Iraq and Yemen.

Al-Mofty joined the AP first as a photo editor, then in 2016 became a photographer covering Egypt, Yemen, and other areas of the Middle East.

Al-Zikry is a talented Yemeni photographer whose images of starving infants helped bring attention to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. He has spent years covering the atrocities of war in different parts of the world.

When they won the Pulitzer Prize in April, Michael and Al-Mofty were the first Egyptians to ever receive such an honor. Today, it is happening again for they are the first two Egyptians in history to win the Michael Kelly Award.

WE SAID THIS: Check out our interview with Nariman Al-Mofty after her Pulitzer Prize win.