Reuters wins Selden Ring Award for investigation of Nigerian military

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A team of Reuters reporters has won the Selden Ring Award, one of the top prizes in investigative journalism, for reports that exposed grave human-rights abuses against women and children by the Nigerian military. The team – including reporters Paul Carsten, David Lewis, Reade Levinson and Libby George – were recognized for “Nightmare in Nigeria.” Their four-part series, published in December, chronicled previously unreported abuses by the Nigerian Army during its 14-year war with Islamist insurgents in the country’s northeast. Citing dozens of witness accounts and documents, Reuters found tha…

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