Maggie Michael, investigations reporter, Cairo, for revealing the extent of the United Arab Emirates' network of secret prisons in southern Yemen _ at least 18 black sites _ and the pervasiveness of torture. Her work forced U.S. officials to confirm for the first time that American interrogators have questioned detainees from the prisons, a potential violation of international law that would counter efforts to disassociate the U.S. war on terror from the use of torture.