Lex Runderkamp went to Iraq for the story. “I had been a NOS Middle East reporter for about five years and had been to Iraq a lot. When Ben sketched this story and said it was difficult to get it confirmed, I said you need images of the location to present this story. “
“We have to film it, I thought. What is the city like? If we had not had those images and the story there, it would have entered much less visually, also in politics. Those images made it come alive. Ben. always says that I risked my life for it, but I don’t experience it that way. “
NOS editor-in-chief Marcel Gelauff is proud of both colleagues. “It is well-deserved recognition for their perseverance and journalistic quality. And for a very important story, because it represents so much.”
Last night’s presentation in Amsterdam was more austere than usual due to the corona measures.