Best of AP — Honorable Mention


Abusive S. Korean facility exported children for profit


Kim Tong-hyung, reporter, Seoul, and Foster Klug, news director, Tokyo, who had previously exposed a government cover-up at Brothers Home, where some of the worst human rights atrocities in modern South Korean history had taken place. Kim and Klug have now revealed that the notorious facility was part of an orphanage pipeline feeding the demand of private adoption agencies. A former U.S. diplomat specializing in the Koreas said the story shows “The AP continues to be second to none in South Korea-based investigative reporting.”

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