Best Online Investigation of an International Issue or Event 2010

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Sebastian Rotella

Sebastian Rotella

Award Date: 
2010
Award Name: 
* Best Online Investigation of an International Issue or Event (2008-2011)
Award Recipient: 
Sebastian Rotella
Award Recipient Affiliation: 
ProPublica
Award Honored Work: 
Mumbai Terror Attacks

After U.S. prosecutors won a guilty plea from an American who helped plot the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, the case slipped from public view. Sebastian Rotella, a veteran foreign correspondent, knew there was more to the case. In a series of articles that took him around the world, he discovered that Pakistan’s intelligence service collaborated with the Laskar-e-Taiba terrorist group in the attack. With the help of secret documents, and exclusive interviews with people close to the terrorists, Rotella found that the plotters were still at large and that the U.S. had been slow to recognize the threat posed by the bomber despite repeated intelligence inquiries.

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