Maggie Michael, Nariman ِEl-Mofty win Michael Kelly Award

Friday May 31, 2019                  WoE Staff

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Associated Press investigative reporter Maggie Michael and photojournalist Nariman El-Mofty won the 2019 Michael Kelly Award for their extensive coverage of the conflict in Yemen. This award comes one month after they won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for the same reporting. The Michael Kelly Award, sponsored by the Atlantic Media Company, is awarded for “the fearless pursuit and expression of truth”; the prize is $25,000 for the winners.  Michael and Mofty are the first Egyptians to win both prizes.

According to the Associated Press, Maggie Michael, Nariman El-Mofty and Yemeni journalist Maad al-Zikry won these awards for their compelling coverage of the conflict in Yemen and the ensuing humanitarian crisis, including a series of deep investigative stories, photos and videos chronicling atrocities spawned by the war.

The Pulitzer Prize is American journalism’s most prestigious honor. The award was established in 1917 by publisher Joseph Pulitzer to honor the achievements of outstanding journalists.

57066092_2310758232296191_271984791203610624_nBased in Cairo, Maggie Michael has 15 years of experience covering conflicts across the Middle East, and has gained deep knowledge of the political, social, and cultural dynamics of this volatile region. Michael is the first member of the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate to win the award. Among the Associated Press team was also the Yemeni videographer Maad Al Zekry.

Maggie Michael is an investigative reporter for the Associated Press. In April 2018, she received the OPC’s Joe and Laurie Dine Award for best international reporting dealing with human rights for her coverage of abuses in Yemen.

57000811_2310779705627377_5668957570560163840_nNarimanEl Mofty is an Egyptian Canadian photojournalist and photo editor. She works at the Associated Press Middle East photo desk, based in Cairo as an editor for coverage from the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

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