World Desk, Amar Ujala, Washington
Published by: Amit Mandal
Updated Sat, 12 Jun 2021 12:31 AM IST
An 18-year-old girl was awarded the award for filming the video of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020. After George was killed by a policeman, riots broke out in many cities of America.
George Floyd (signal photo)
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18-year-old Darnella Frazier was honored at the prestigious Pulitzer Prize ceremony for 2021, especially for filming the video of George’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer.
Referring to Frasier, it has been said – Darnella Frasier has done the courageous act of making a video of the murder of George Floyd. People came to know about the brutality of the police after this video came in front of the world. Along with this, the importance of the important role of the citizen journalist in bringing the truth to the fore was also understood.
In addition, the Minneapolis Star Tribune was awarded the award for its excellent coverage of the event, which consistently presented the news well under the Breaking News category.
Apart from this, the New York Times was given the Public Service Award for its coverage of the corona virus epidemic. Online portal BuzzFeed won the first Pulitzer Prize in the International Reporting category.