Maggie Michael and Nariman El-Mofty became the first Egyptian women to win the Pulitzer Prize, in the International Reporting category, on May 28th 2019, at Columbia University. Alongside their Yemeni colleague, the video-journalist Maad al-Zikry, that was denied visa in the US to attend the ceremony, Maggie and Nariman won the 15.000 usd prize for their extensive coverage of the conflict in Yemen, detailing the atrocities of the war, including theft of food aid, deployment of child soldiers and torture of prisoners. Maggie Michael is a Cairo-based Egyptian journalist who joined AP in 2002, covering conflicts across the Middle East with special focus on the political and religious dynamics of a volatile region. In recent years she has been a point person for coverage of the fighting in Yemen and Libya especially, and has conducted several high-impact investigations as a member of AP’s investigative unit, including stories on secret prisons in Yemen and civilian casualties in Iraq. Nariman Ayman El-Mofty is a Canadian-Egyptian photojournalist. She started as a photo editor at the AP Middle East photo desk in Cairo. Since 2016 she has worked for AP as a photojournalist covering Egypt, Yemen and other Mideast stories. By winning the Pulitzer Prize, they have proved that Middle Eastern women can impact the world in all walks of professional life. By winning the sought after distinction, they set a standard for everyone else working in the same field, regardless the gender.
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