Ellick Wins Pulitzer for “The Killing of Karkhunda”

Ellick Wins Pulitzer for “The Killing of Karkhunda”

Photo Source: Fulbright Association, Greater New York Chapter, May eNewsletter

Congratulations to Adam Ellick, New York Times Senior Video Journalist and former Fulbrighter to Indonesia, for his Pulitzer Prize winning video “The Killing of Karkhunda.”

Kudos to New York Times Senior Video Journalist and Fulbright alum Adam Ellick, who just won a Pulitzer for “The Killing of Farkhunda,” a video that he produced with John Woo and Alissa Rubin. It details the story of Farkhunda Malikzada, a 27-year-old Muslim woman falsely accused of burning a Quran, who was killed by a mob in central Kabul as hundreds watched and filmed.

No stranger to excellence in reporting, Adam also ‘discovered’ Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in 2009 when he became the first reporter to bring her story to the world in a documentary in which he spend six months documenting Malala when she was still unknown.

He has witnessed the Asian Tsunami from Indonesia, covered Hugo Chavez’s violent land reforms in Venezuela, investigated Russia’s anti-American youth groups, road-tripped across Iran documenting the views of ordinary Iranians and reported on the Arab Spring protests from Egypt and Bahrain, where he was detained and struck by police while working alongside his colleague Nicholas Kristof.

Congratulations to this Fulbrighter on his well-deserved honor!

Click here to watch his Pulitzer-winning video. (Warning: The video contains scenes of graphic violence.)

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