NYT lensman wins Pulitzer Prize for Duterte’s drug war story photo

“What I experienced in the Philippines felt like a new level of ruthlessness: police officers’ summarily shooting anyone suspected of dealing or even using drugs, vigilantes’ taking seriously Mr. Duterte’s call to ‘slaughter them all.'”

The freelance photographer of The New York Times who won a Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news photography category mentions his experience during Duterte’s war on drugs in the Philippines.

Daniel Berehulak won the prestigious award for a picture published on the 7th of December 2016 entitled: They are Slaughtering Us Like Animals: Inside President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal anti-drug campaign in the Philippines our photojournalist documented 57 homicide victims over 35 days.

“He [Duterte] said in October, ‘You can expect 20,000 or 30,000 more,'” the photojournalist said.

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