War reporter Arnold Karskens wins Clara Meijer-Wichmann medal

Radio Netherlands reports that the Dutch war correspondent Arnold Karskens has won the 2008 Clara Meijer-Wichmann medal,

The Dutch Human Rights League and the J’Accuse foundation. Since 1988, the medal has been awarded to people or organisations in the Netherlands who have demonstrated a commitment to human rights. The organisations praised Arnold Karskens for presenting an independent view of the war in Afghanistan, as one of the few journalists to travel in the country without being embedded with ISAF forces. In a joint statement, the organisations say “The attention that Mr Karskens has sought and obtained for the plight of the Afghan victims is essential for the recognition of their human rights.” link