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German reporter stripped of CNN awards over fraud

German reporter stripped of CNN awards over fraud

So far, at least 14 stories out of nearly 60 pieces the journalist wrote for Der Spiegel's print and online editions turned out to contain fake details, the magazine said, adding that that figure might potentially be higher, and warning that other media outlets might also be affected.

One of his colleagues who was working with Relotius on a story about the situation on the US-Mexican border grew suspicious of some of the details in the journalist's report.

Claas Relotius "made up stories and invented protagonists" in at least 14 out of 60 articles that appeared in the magazine's print and online editions, Spiegel wrote, warning that other outlets could also be affected.

"This has been uncovered as a result of tips, internal research and, ultimately, a comprehensive confession by the editor himself", the magazine said.

Moreno found that two sources ostensibly quoted in the story never spoke to Relotius. Claas Relotius paints pictures in the reader's mind that unfold like a film, ' said Franz Fischlin, chairman of the judging panel.

Relotius, who has admitted to faking some of his reporting, had written dozens of articles for Der Spiegel since 2011. It also called on readers to contact them with any information on the matter.

Relotius first wrote for DER SPIEGEL as a freelancer, but he was employed as an editor for the past year and a half. Other tainted articles that won or were nominated for awards involved Iraqi children kidnapped by ISIS and Syrian orphans forced into a Turkish sweatshop.

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Moreno who has worked for the magazine since 2007 risked his own job when he confronted other colleagues with his suspicions, many of whom did not want to believe him.

Journalist Claas Relotius has been exposed as a fraud.

In his roughly 11-year long career as a journalist, Relotius authored or co-authored 55 stories for Spiegel and three stories for the online sister publication Spiegel Online, as well as articles for other prominent German news outlets including Cicero, Financial Times Deutschland, Welt, and Frankfurther Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

Der Spiegel, which apologized to anyone who was inaccurately portrayed in their writer's stories, announced that a committee would investigate the fraud.

Relotius told his editors: "It was not about having the next big thing".

The magazine said Relotius resigned Monday after admitting some of his articles included made-up material from interviews that never happened.

"My pressure to not be able to fail got ever bigger the more successful I became". "In particular, it said, in the department, "Society" in which he worked "(his) colleagues are astounded and sad...the affair feels like a death in the family".

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