The winners of the George Polk Awards for 2009…”include a reporter kidnapped and held by the Taliban for more than seven months and journalists who demanded transparency from the Federal Reserve Board, changed the way professional and youth football leagues deal with head injuries and exposed a state child-care program plagued by fraud and deceit. For the first time in the 61-year history of the Awards, judges have honored work that was produced anonymously. The panel acknowledged the bravery of those responsible for videotaping — and then broadcasting on the Internet — the horrific images of a young woman dying from a gunshot wound during a protest in Iran.”
NOTE: The video of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan is graphic. Read about it and listen to the interview before viewing it.