Azmat Khan

investigative reporter The New York Times

Azmat Khan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter whose work grapples with the human costs of war. She is an investigative reporter with the New York Times and the Birch Assistant Professor at Columbia Journalism School, where she is also the director of the Li Center for Global Journalism. Her investigations have prompted widespread policy impact. Her multi-part series in the New York Times, The Civilian Casualty Files, was awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting and spurred direct action from the Secretary of Defense, who ordered military officials to overhaul efforts to protect civilians during U.S. combat operations. The project was the culmination of more than five years of Khan’s reporting, including ground investigation as the sites of more than 100 civilian casualty incidents in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, more than 1,300 formerly secret military records she obtained in a legal battle with the Pentagon, and scores of interviews with military and local sources.

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