AMSTERDAM - Dutch journalist Bette Dam wins 'De Loep', the most important award for investigative journalism in the Netherlands and Flanders, with her book 'In search of the enemy'. This book was realised with the support of Journalismfund.eu.

The jury of De Loep wrote the following in its report:

An investigation of international class on an international subject. Boldly, Bette Dam resigned from her correspondence in Afghanistan, in order to start her own investigation into the enemy, mullah Omar, the leader of the Taliban. "The real news from my book is not that I have found Mullah Omar's hiding place. The real news is that I was pretty much the only journalist who looked for it." Read this book.

Find here more information about her book 'In search of the enemy'.