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A man walks amid the rubble of a house destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen. (Hani Mohammed/AP)
A man walks amid the rubble of a house destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen. (Hani Mohammed/AP)

With David Folkenflik

A team of three Associated Press journalists won a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for their work documenting Yemen’s brutal civil war.

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Maggie Michael, correspondent for the Associated Press. (@mokhbersahafi)

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Associated Press: "AP journalists win Pulitzer for coverage of Yemen civil war" — "A team of three Associated Press journalists won a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting Monday for their work documenting torture, graft and starvation in Yemen’s brutal civil war.

"Reporter Maggie Michael, photographer Nariman El-Mofty and video journalist Maad al-Zikry spent a year uncovering atrocities and suffering in Yemen, shining a light on a conflict largely ignored by the American public.

"In a series of stories, they told of how famished people in parts of Yemen were reduced to eating leaves to stay alive while corrupt officials diverted international food aid.

"Their reports documented civilian casualties of a U.S. drone campaign, drew attention to the presence of child soldiers on the front lines and showed evidence of torture by both Houthi rebels and U.S.-backed forces . For one report, Michael managed to interview seven torture victims while they were still being held prisoner."

With reporting from the Associated Press

Madeleine D'Angelo and Karen Shiffman produced this segment for broadcast.

This segment aired on April 16, 2019.

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