|Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist Roy Gutman holds a Bosnian copy of his book 'A Witness to Genocide' in Sarajevo |
An international humanitarian organization has awarded American journalist Roy Gutman its Linus Pauling Golden Peace Charter award as the 2004 humanist of the year.
The International League of Humanists awarded Mr. Gutman the honor Tuesday for what it called his dedication to reporting the events that occurred during the conflict of the 1990's in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Mr. Gutman, who at the time was a diplomatic correspondent for the New York-based daily Newsday, provided the first documented reports of the Bosnian Serb prison camps, and won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for those stories.
The International League of Humanists was established in 1974 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
The Linus Pauling Golden Peace Charter, its highest humanistic honor, has been awarded in the past to many prominent individuals, including former International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Sarmaranch.
Some information for this report provided by AP.