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Category: Media, Violence against Women

WMC Congratulates ABC News Investigative Unit for Winning Polk Award for Peace Corps Probe

| February 21, 2012

The Women's Media Center extends a congratulations to the ABC News Investigative Unit for their recent 2011 George Polk Award.

The award comes as a result of ABC's "10-month-long investigation of the murder of Peace Corps volunteer Kate Puzey, and of an alleged 'blame the victim' culture within the Peace Corps in which whistleblowers were not protected and women were made to feel responsible for being sexually assaulted."

We commend ABC for pursuing what is so often an unpopular journalistic topic: sexual assault and violence against women.