Robert Parry Wins 2017 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism

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by John Pilger

‘I first heard of Bob Parry in the 1980s when he broke the Iran-Contra scandal as an Associated Press reporter. This was a story as important as Watergate. Some would say it was more important.  The administration of Ronald Reagan had secretly and illegally sold weapons to Iran in order to secretly and illegally bankroll a bloodthirsty group known as the Contras, which was then trying to crush Nicaragua’s Sandinista government—on behalf of the CIA. You could barely make it up.’

‘For his journalism, Robert Parry is the winner of the 2017 Martha Gellhorn Prize. He joins the likes of Robert Fisk, Iona Craig, Patrick Cockburn, Mohammed Omer, Dahr Jamail, Marie Colvin, Julian Assange, Gareth Porter and other honorable exceptions.’

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/robert_parry_wins_2017_martha_gellhorn_prize_for_journalism_20170628

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