Neda video wins George Polk award

The “anonymous individuals responsible for recording
the shooting death of 26-year-old Neda Agha-Soltan at a June protest in
Tehran, Iran have been
the 2009 George Polk Award for

According to a
CBC News report
, it is the first winner in the new category
for for the awards administered by Long Island University.

John Darnton, curator of the awards

“This award celebrates the fact that, in
today’s world, a brave bystander with a cellphone camera can use
video-sharing and social networking sites to deliver

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a full list of winners, visit the George Polk
Awards website