The 2009 Pulitzer Prize Winners

International Reporting

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

Awarded to The New York Times Staff for its masterful, groundbreaking coverage of America’s deepening military and political challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan, reporting frequently done under perilous conditions.

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Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University (left), presents the 2009 International Reporting prize to (l-r) Jane Perlez, Dexter Filkins and Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Rukmini Callimachi of the Associated Press for her in-depth investigation of the exploitation of impoverished children in West and Central Africa who are often traded like animals by adults who prize their labor; and The Washington Post Staff for its sensitive examination of how females in the developing world are often oppressed from birth to death, a reporting project marked by indelible portraits of women and girls and enhanced by multimedia presentations.