2019 Pulitzer Prize Announced:


Complete List of Winners
The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher and is administered by Columbia University in New York City.

Here is the complete list of 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners:

Sl. No.

Category
Winner

JOURNALISM

1.

Public service

Staff of the South Florida Sun Sentinel

2.

Criticism

Carlos Lozada of The Washington Post

3. Editorial writing
Brent Staples of the New York Times

BOOKS, DRAMA, AND MUSIC

4.

Fiction
ā€œThe Overstoryā€ by Richard Powers

5.

Drama ā€œFairviewā€ by Jackie Sibblies Drury
6. History
ā€œFrederick Douglassā€ by David W. Blight

7.

Biography or autobiography
ā€œThe New Negroā€ by Jeffrey C. Stewart

8.

Poetry
ā€œBe Withā€ by Forrest Gander

9. General nonfiction
ā€œAmity and Prosperityā€ by Eliza Griswold

10.

Music ā€œp r i s mā€ by Ellen Reid
11. Special Citation
Aretha Franklin

Source- DD News

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Nationalism (ā€œwe are superior to our neighborsā€) eclipsed democracy, liberty, equality, and religious ā€œgolden lies.ā€ To paraphrase Jonathan Swift, nationalism flies, and democracy, liberty, and equality come limping after them.

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India to continue buying Venezuelan oil despite US warning


India to continue buying Venezuelan oil despite US warning

India will look into commercial considerations and related factors to determine the value of oil imports from any country, an Indian official said, after a top US official warned countries against buying oil from Venezuela.
Earlier this week, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton warned countries and companies against buying crude oil from Venezuela, after the Latin American countryā€™s Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said during a surprise visit to India that Venezuela wants to sell more oil to the fast-growing Indian market.

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Germany plans an insect protection law to slash use of pesticides and pump tens of millions of euros into research, the country’s environment minister says, as global concern grows over mankind’s impact on the crucial invertebrates.


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Media push for Regulation of Bloggers -By cyprian Nyakundi


Why should the media push for ā€œRegulation or Bloggers?ā€ And what does that even mean? Bloggers should self regulate and anyone pushing for their regulation simply wants Bloggers to be gagged and silenced.

Personally, I have 16 cases in court: 7 Criminal ( government prosecuting me ) and 9 civil from individuals and some corporates.

There is nothing like regulating bloggers, that is the unconstitutional cyber crime law being pushed through the backdoor.

Some of these journalists pushing for the regulation of bloggers donā€™t even know how it is hard to grow a following by being independent. Most of them are swimming under the wave of media houses they work for.

So if anyone had an issues with a specific blogger, go to court and follow the available channels.

This regulation of bloggers debate is only about trying to control them!

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