Fetisov Journalism Awards 2020

Second Prize

Category: Outstanding Contribution to Peace           

Title: The Endless War: Iraq's Heavy Legacy of Depleted Uranium

Author: Mizar Kemal (Iraq / Turkey)  

Iraqi journalist, writer, poet.

Short-list nominee for True Story Award 2020. Winner of Professional Investigative Journalism Award 2020 held by NIRIJ in Iraq. Short-list nominee for Fetisov Journalism Awards 2019 in the category of Civil Rights. Short-list nominee for Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press 2019 presented by the European Union for the category of "investigative reporting". Third-place winner of 2019 ARIJ Awards for Best multimedia piece.


The Endless War: Iraq's Heavy Legacy of Depleted Uranium

Sasapost, Turkey

December 30, 2019

The original publication is available via the following link: https://www.sasapost.com/the-endless-war-iraqs-heavy-legacy-of-depleted-uranium/

In a remote and far village, with no paved roads, and mostly mud-brick houses, 16-year-old Ahmed Daoud goes every day to play football with his friends, in a dirt yard near the palm grove on the edge of the impoverished village of Khalil Al-Husseinawi. But the boys stopped playing for several days in April 2003 because of the heavy shelling of tank and anti-aircraft positions by the Iraqi army in the orchard and around the village (south of Diyala province) to hide from US aircrafts.

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