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George Polk Awards announced

The 60th George Polk Awards were announced yesterday. The awards remember George Polk, the CBS reporter who killed covering the civil war in Greece in 1949. The foreign correspondent awards are as as follows,

Two New York Times correspondents will share the George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting. Husband-and-wife team Barry Bearak and Celia W. Dugger... risked their freedom and their lives in Zimbabwe to expose the violence that shook that country in the wake of disputed elections as the corrupt government of President Robert Mugabe clung to power.

Paul Salopek of the Chicago Tribune will receive the George Polk Award for International Reporting for uncovering the rarely publicized but more controversial aspects of America's war on terror in the Horn of Africa... In three reports from remote and lawless regions, he described the beleaguered efforts of the United States military to pre-empt an anticipated surge of radical Islamist activity. link

The Polk Awards will be presented at The Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan on April 16, 2009. Editor & Publisher has a full list of award winners.