Washington, D.C.

April 25, 2019

Al-Monitor, the global news organization covering the Middle East, congratulates Jack Detsch, Pentagon correspondent, on winning an “exemplary media award” from the Forum on the Arms Trade for his coverage of the Trump Administration’s policy toward Yemen.

The award recognizes “exemplary examples of journalism that uncovers new information and/or expertly explains issues related to the arms trade, security assistance, and weapons use.”

“ I am honored to receive this award,” said Detsch. “Looking ahead, Congress will have to start to untangle the tough legal questions that have underpinned US involvement in Yemen and pressure the Trump administration to get the Saudis and the Emiratis to pay back taxpayers for refueling. The press has to keep paying attention and to ask the hard questions.”

“We are very pleased to see Jack recognized for his outstanding reporting for Al-Monitor,” said Andrew Parasiliti, president of Al-Monitor. 

The Forum on the Arms Trade is a respected “network of civil society experts and a point of contact for strengthening public efforts to address the humanitarian, economic and other implications of arms transfers, security assistance, and weapons use.”

Al-Monitor is a global newsroom headquartered in Washington, D.C. with a network of over 160 authors and analysts around the world.  We monitor the pulse of the Middle East via our award-winning, multilingual platform and publish a diverse set of perspectives connecting local experts to audiences with a desire to better understand a region that is so rapidly changing. 

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