The Picture of the Year International (POY) is described as “the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism program and competition in the world.” It is run by the Missouri School of Journalism, one of the oldest formal journalism schools in the world.
POY “believes it is critical for people to experience your coverage of news events and social issues facing our world.” And apparently that coverage focuses on Gaza.
While not all the awards have been decided yet, the General News category has. And out of 5 awards, Gazan photographers have won 2 – or 40% – for these propaganda photos:
This photo taken by Mohammed Asad titled “The Martyr Child”, which won an Award of Excellence.
And this photo by Mohammed Salem titled “Gaza Protests”.
Needless to say, there are no photos of Israelis mourning our terror victims.
I refuse to believe these photos were chosen purely on the merit of their quality. There is something else going on here.
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