Inter Press Service reporter and Truthout contributor Gareth Porter has been awarded the 2012 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, a top UK award for reporting that tells “an unpalatable truth, validated by powerful facts.”

In a series of extraordinary articles, Gareth Porter has torn away the facades of the Obama administration and disclosed a military strategy that amounts to a war against civilians.

Among the Porter’s stories are “The Lies That Sold Obama’s Escalation in Afghanistan” and “How McChrystal and Petraeus Built an Indiscriminate Killing Machine.”