World Press Photo Managing director Lars Boering has responded to the new developments on the prize winning series of the Italian photographer Giovanni Troilo. Troilo was first accused of staging photographs in his series The Dark Heart of Europe. With this series Troilo has won the first prize Contemporary Issues Stories at the World Press Photo Contest 2015. Research by World Press Photo turned out Troilo hasn’t violated the “Declaration of Principles on the Conduct of Journalists of the International Federation of Journalists”, the guideline the organization uses as a rule. Therefore, Troilo’s award stands. Shortly after the statement PDN published a new development. One of the photos in the series is supposed not to be taken in Charleroi, where Troilo says it was taken. Lars Boering now says in a telephone call that he was responsible for the PDN-scoop.