Reuters reporters awarded Pulitzer

17 April 2019
Reuters reporters awarded Pulitzer
(FILE) - Reuters journalists Wa Lone (3-L) and Kyaw Soe Oo (2-R) gesture as they prepare to leave the Insein township court in a van, in Yangon, Myanmar, 03 September 2018. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Two Reuters reporters have been awarded one of journalism's most prestigious prizes, CNN reported.

On Monday in New York the Pulitzer Center handed its award for International Reporting to Reuters staff, with a special mention for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo who are serving seven years in Yangon's Insein Prison for "exposing state secrets."

The men led a Reuters investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya men in the far western village of Inn Din -- part of a military-led campaign which began in 2017. The Myanmar government says it was targeting Rohingya terrorists who attacked police posts in August 2017.