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Pulitzer Prize 2021: Pulitzer Board Honors Teenager Darnella Frazier For Her 'Courageous' Video of George Floyd Murder

Artist Dennis Owusu-Ansah paints a portrait of George Floyd during a memorial and rally in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., May 23, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

Artist Dennis Owusu-Ansah paints a portrait of George Floyd during a memorial and rally in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., May 23, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

Pulitzer Prize 2021: Frazier was being recognized "for courageously recording the murder of George Floyd

The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded a “special citation" on Friday to the teenager whose video of the murder of George Floyd by a police officer sparked worldwide protests against racial injustice.

Eighteen-year-old Darnella Frazier was honored at a ceremony announcing the 2021 prestigious journalism awards for her video of Floyd’s May 2020 murder by a Minneapolis police officer.

Frazier was being recognized “for courageously recording the murder of George Floyd, a video that spurred protests against police brutality around the world, highlighting the crucial role of citizens in journalists’ quest for truth and justice," the citation said.

The staff of the Star Tribune of Minneapolis was awarded the prize in the breaking news category for its coverage of Floyd’s death and its repercussions.

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first published:June 12, 2021, 07:50 IST