CNN will be honored with the Overseas Press Club’s David Kaplan Award for ‘Damascus Undercover’ at a ceremony Wednesday night in New York City.
OPC remarks: “CNN’s harrowing reporting from Damascus represents true bravery in the face of danger. The reporter and crew, unable to identify themselves in order to protect their Syrian helpers, uncovered fresh killings of civilians by the Syrian Army. Their work provides an all too important voice to those who have been oppressed and have survived some of the most horrific conditions of war, all the while putting their own personal safety at risk.”
About ‘Damascus Undercover’: CNN obtained extraordinary access to life in Syria over an extensive period of time late last summer. The CNN correspondent behind this series of reports has not been named for safety reasons.
See the complete list of 2013 winners here.