The Italian association Claudio Accardi awarded her story “Crime Not Spoken About”, which deals with rape and sexual abuse of men in detention camps during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the special recognition prize.
The five-member jury, consisting of eminent Italian journalists and publicists, said she deserved the award for writing about an almost unknown subject.
They also said that the story stood out from many of the 79 entries from around the world for the category because of its approach to such “a difficult topic”.
Nidzara Ahmetasevic is the first non-Italian recipient of Claudio Accardi special recognition award. It’s the third year in a row that it has been handed to journalists who write about wars and consequences of wars on societies.
The association was founded in 2003 in memory of the famous RAI correspondent from war-torn parts of the world, Claudio Accardia.
“Crime Not Spoken About” was published in the 8th edition of Justice Report. You can read it in Bosnian here.