Saturday, June 28, 2014

Genocide Trial Coverage Receives 2014 Press Association Gold

Wonderful news – my coverage of the 2013 Rios Montt genocide trial has received the top award in International News Writing from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, a 103-year old organization of more than 250 member newspapers and magazines.
BEST NEWS WRITING International Event 

 “Coverage of Guatemala genocide trial” 
by Mary Jo McConahay 
National Catholic Reporter

If you missed them, here are the articles.

Genocide on trial in Guatemala, setting model for region

Guatemala genocide survivors take stand at Rios Montt trial

Guatemala genocide trial back on track after suspension

Rios Montt found guilty of Guatemalan genocide

After wrenching accounts and guilty decision, verdict annulled

 For additional blogposts about the trial, including links to my related articles written for the Los Angeles Times, New America Media and California Lawyer, see this GlobeWatch blog, Feb-Aug 2013