Dar Yasin bags ‘BOP’ award on coverage of exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar

Srinagar

Kashmiri photojournalist Dar Yasin, who works with Associated Press (AP), has won ‘Best of Photojournalism awards’ (BOP) for his coverage on the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar.

Dar Yasin

According to the BOP website, Dar won the first prize in international news for his picture of dead Rohingya children after their boat capsized while fleeing the violence in Myanmar, and 2nd prize for the story on the exodus of Rohingya Muslims.

Renowned as “the contest designed for photojournalists by photojournalists,” NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism competition annually attracts the most talented professionals in four divisions – still, video, multimedia and editing.

Earlier, Dar with a team of eight photojournalists from AP from Overseas Press Club ’s won “Hal Boyle Award” for the best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad, for their reporting on the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar.

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