Burma Violence

An armed police officer guards as Rohingya Muslims stand behind him at a refugee camp in Sittwe, capital of Rakhine State, western Burma. Pic: AP.

Reuters journalists Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall have won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for their coverage of the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Burma and Thailand.

Szep and Marshall were awarded the prize “for  their courageous reports on the violent persecution of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar [Burma] that, in efforts to flee the country, often falls victim to predatory human-trafficking networks.”

The Associated Press’s Rukmini Callimachi and the Los Angeles Times’ Raja Abdulrahim and Patrick McDonnell were also nominated as finalists in the International Reporting category.

The stories that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting:

July 17, 2013: Authorities implicated in Rohingya smuggling networks (Szep)

December 5, 2013: Thailand secretly supplies Rohingyas to trafficking rings (Szep & Marshall)

December 5, 2013: Thailand’s anti-trafficking effort loses steam (Marshall)

April 8, 2013:            Buddhist monks incite Muslim killings in Myanmar (Szep)

May 14, 2013: In Myanmar, apartheid tactics against minority Muslims (Szep)

June 27, 2013: Myanmar gives official blessing to anti-Muslim monks (Marshall)

June 27, 2013: The 969 catechism (Marshall)