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City alumnus awarded Pulitzer prize for International Reporting

Reuters correspondent Andrew Marshall recognised with colleague Jason Szep for their series on the oppression of the Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar

City University London alumnus Andrew Marshall has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. He becomes the first graduate from City's Journalism Department to win the prestigious prize.

nullHe was recognised alongside colleague Jason Szep for their "courageous reports on the violent persecution of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar. In their efforts to flee the country, they often fall victim to predatory human-trafficking."

Commenting on the award Andrew says: "I graduated from City University in 1990 with a Postgraduate Diploma in International Journalism. The students on my course came from many different countries, and many - unlike me - were already working journalists who had travelled the world. Their example and friendship was inspirational, as was the atmosphere at City. It was no surprise that I chose to make a living as a foreign correspondent."

"I hope the Pulitzer that Jason and I won with our Reuters team will draw more attention to the plight of Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar. The Myanmar government recently instructed foreign aid agencies to leave the region, which threatens to worsen what is already a grave humanitarian crisis. People are dying there."

Head of Journalism at City, Professor George Brock says: "I congratulate Andrew and his colleague Jason on this outstanding achievement. A Pulitzer Prize is one of the most coveted awards in journalism and is given to reporters of the highest calibre."

"That one of City's alumni is now a Pulitzer winner is a testament to strength of the Journalism Department here. Andrew joins an esteemed group of award winning alumni and I am delighted we can now add a Pulitzer to the already impressive list of accolades that have been given to our graduates"

Read the Reuters special report

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