The 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winners

International Reporting

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For a distinguished example of reporting on international affairs, in print or in print and online, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Steve Fainaru of The Washington Post for his heavily reported series on private security contractors in Iraq that operate outside most of the laws governing American forces.


Richard Oppel, Pulitzer Board co-chair (left), presents the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting to Steve Fainaru of The Washington Post.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: The New York Times Staff for its valorous and comprehensive coverage of America's military efforts to reduce sectarian violence in Iraq, and The Wall Street Journal Staff for its in-depth reports on the dismantling of democracy in Russia under the leadership of Vladimir Putin.