Reuters wins Pulitzers for Philippine reporting, Myanmar photography

NEW YORK, April 16 (Reuters) - Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, for reporting on the links between Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and police assassination squads and for feature photography documenting the Rohingya migrant crisis in Myanmar.

The New York Times and the New Yorker magazine shared the honor for public service for their reporting on the sexual harassment allegation against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

The Times and the Washington Post shared the honor for national reporting for their coverage of the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The Pulitzers, the most prestigious honors in American journalism, have been awarded since 1917.

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Reuters wins Pulitzer for photography documenting the Rohingya migrant crisis in Myanmar
Mohammed Shoaib, 7, who was shot in his chest before crossing the border from Myanmar in August, is held by his father outside a medical centre near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh November 5, 2017. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi TO FIND ALL PICTURES SEARCH REUTERS PULITZER
Betel leaves cover the face of 11-month-old Rohingya refugee Abdul Aziz whose wrapped body lay in his family shelter after he died battling high fever and sever cough at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj TO FIND ALL PICTURES SEARCH REUTERS PULITZER
Rohingya refugees cross the Naf River with an improvised raft to reach to Bangladesh in Teknaf, Bangladesh, November 12, 2017. Picture taken November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain TO FIND ALL PICTURES SEARCH REUTERS PULITZER
Hamida, a Rohingya refugee woman, weeps as she holds her 40-day-old son after he died as their boat capsized before arriving on shore in Shah Porir Dwip, Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain TO FIND ALL PICTURES SEARCH REUTERS PULITZER
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This marks the first time that Reuters has won two prizes in one year.

The international reporting prize was awarded to Reuters reporters Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato "for relentless reporting that exposed the brutal killing campaign behind Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs," the Pulitzer board said.

The feature photography prize was awarded to the Reuters photography staff "for shocking photographs that exposed the world to the violence Rohingya refugees faced in fleeing Myanmar."

Reuters had won a Pulitzer Prize in 2014 for international reporting by Marshall and Jason Szep on the violent persecution of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar that has often fallen victim to predatory human-trafficking networks.

Reuters' first Pulitzer came in 2008 for Adrees Latif's photo of a Japanese videographer fatally wounded during a street demonstration in Myanmar.

The Reuters photography staff also won in 2016 for photos of the Syrian migrant crisis in Europe.

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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