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Scars line the hands of acid attack victim Meas Vanny, one of the subjects of the Post's award-winning feature.
Scars line the hands of acid attack victim Meas Vanny, one of the subjects of the Post's award-winning feature. Eli Meixler

WAN-IFRA nod Post’s fourth from news org

Acid attacks' awful aftermath, an affecting look at the ongoing trauma suffered by Cambodian acid attack victims from the March 14, 2015, edition of Post Weekend, earned top prize in the Best Newspaper Feature Article category at Wednesday evening’s WAN-IFRA Asian Me-dia Awards gala in Manila.

Written by Shaun Turton, Mom Kunthear, Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Vandy Muong, the story was months in the making and involved a series of in-depth interviews as they followed the victims’ recovery process, learned their stories and showed how they tried to cope each day.

“It’s no secret, but journalists can sometimes become inured to even the most desperately tragic stories. This piece cut straight through that for me, and I’m proud we were able to give this issue the ongoing platform it deserves,” said Post editor-in-chief Chad Williams.

This is the fourth WAN-IFRA award for the Post and the paper’s 27th international award for editorial achievement since 2009.

Founded in 1948, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers represents over 18,000 publications globally.

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