Pulitzer Prize board faces fresh calls to strip New York Times reporter Walter Duranty of his 1932 award

The committee that awards the Pulitzer Prize is facing fresh calls to revoke the top honor in American journalism from New York Times correspondent Walter Duranty over his false reporting from the Soviet Union in the 1930s.

The petition launched by the U.S. Committee on Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide Awareness calls on the Pulitzer board to rescind Duranty’s 1932 prize for correspondence.

At issue is Duranty’s minimization and denials of the forced famine in Soviet Ukraine that led to the deaths of millions in the early 1930s, and his fawning coverage of communist dictator Joseph Stalin.

Known as the Holodomor, meaning to kill by starvation, the famine followed Stalin’s collectivization and grain seizure policies, and the Ukrainian government alleges that it was an intentional genocide intended to subdue an independence movement.

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