World Press Photo award withdrawn after controversy

March 4, 2015 11:14 PM

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - World Press Photo withdrew one of its leading global awards for photojournalism on Wednesday after a controversy over standards that focused on allegations about the ethics of an Italian prizewinner.

The Amsterdam-based organization said in a statement that Giovanni Troilo had been disqualified because one of the images in his winning pictorial essay on post-industrial blight in the Belgian city of Charleroi had been shot 50 km (30 miles) away in Brussels.

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