Projects

Launched October 23, 2017 Saul Elbein, Jim McAuley
Up Canada's West Coast in search of the world's biggest unreported land conflicted.
Launched October 18, 2017 Emily Codik
Sosua, a northern beach town in the Dominican Republic, was founded by Holocaust refugees. How did it become one of the Caribbean's biggest sex-tourism destinations?
Launched October 13, 2017 Lila Franco
Venezuela is facing its biggest crisis yet: a high inflation rate, shortage of food and medicine, and abuse of power by authorities. And that's only part of the picture.
Launched October 12, 2017 Yasmin Bendaas
Although Algeria is a low emitter of greenhouse gasses, environmental changes like lower rainfall, higher temperatures, and longer cycles of drought have slashed profits for Algerian sheepherders.
Launched October 11, 2017 Reza Sayah, Gelareh Kiazand
In a multi-part series for PBS NewsHour, Reza Sayah and Gelareh Kiazand look at Iran’s influence in its war-torn neighbor.
Launched October 6, 2017 Anita Hofschneider, Cory Lum
Guam is reeling from nearly 100 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by various Catholic priests, including the archbishop. Why has it taken so long for these accusations to surface?
Launched October 5, 2017 Ty McCormick, Cameron Abadi
A series on Europe’s controversial "pay-to-stay" effort to fight migration at its source.
Launched September 26, 2017 José Antonio Iglesias, Mario J. Pentón
The Obama administration’s decision to end the "wet foot, dry foot" policy has created a migration and humanitarian crisis in Central and South America and a new era in Cuban migration.
Launched September 26, 2017 Kenneth R. Rosen
Iraqi Kurdistan wants to split from Iraq's central government. But a group of young Kurds have joined controversial Baghdad-backed militias of Iraq. They provide a unique window on where the country may be heading.
Launched September 25, 2017 Anna Marsibil Clausen
Genetic scientists in Iceland want to warn 2,400 people who are more likely than others to develop breast cancer, but they can't. The individuals have the right not to know.
Launched September 22, 2017 Madeline Bishop, Campbell Rawlins
How is post-colonial Guyana working to break free from its enduring cycles of abuse and suicide?
Launched September 22, 2017 Palak Barmaiya
At an altitude of 11,000 feet, a unique school has been developed in a mountain desert of India—its mission is to help educate children through sustainable community living.
Launched September 19, 2017 Bruno Beidacki
Macau used to be known as the Portugal of Asia. Now, fewer than 1 percent of households speak Portuguese as their primary language. Can this trend change directions?
Launched September 18, 2017 Kyle Munson, Kelsey Kremer
At the center of the relationship between the world's two main superpowers are a small agricultural state and its governor-turned-ambassador. The stakes never have been higher for these "old friends."
Launched September 15, 2017 Ben Mauk
The uranium boom reshaped the American southwest in the 1950s and 1960s. Ben Mauk reports on the industry's environmental legacy and economic future.
Launched September 13, 2017 Bukola Adebayo, Tina Armstrong
Fine sand is fast disappearing along Lagos coastlines due to unchecked dredging activities. Miners continue with this endeavour despite the environmental impact on Lagos communities.
Launched September 12, 2017 Jake Naughton
For LGBTQ Ugandans, the infamous 'Kill The Gays' bill brought not only unexpected benefits in the form of foreign funding and support, but also a violent backlash among the general public.
Launched September 12, 2017 Sean Lyngaas
Hackers are targeting nuclear facilities around the world. Understanding why the nuclear sector's cyber defenses are vulnerable—and how leaders are responding—has never been more urgent.
Launched September 12, 2017 David Scales
Despite having fewer yearly cases than Massachusetts, France is the first country to release a national plan on Lyme disease. What can France's prevention, research and treatment efforts teach us?
Launched September 8, 2017 Evan Osnos, Max Pinckers
Three days after Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. is "locked and loaded" in its nuclear standoff with North Korea, I arrived in Pyongyang to meet the officials responsible for analyzing America.
Launched September 5, 2017 Cassandra Vinograd
As the Central African Republic slips back into chaos, the government is mostly powerless to intervene. Armed groups hold the power. Here's what happens—and who steps in—when state authority is absent.
Launched September 5, 2017 Linda Kinstler
A team of German prosecutors are scouring two continents for Nazis who have managed to escape justice, hoping to bring them to trial before it's too late.
Launched September 4, 2017 Anna Nemtsova, Sophia Jones
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is at a tipping point in Russia, where an estimated 1-1.5 million people are HIV positive and the Kremlin has long rejected international assistance. Women are being left behind.
Launched September 1, 2017 Rubab Anwar
Where does the transgender—or Khawaja Sara—community stand socially, politically and religiously in Pakistan? Why are they viewed both as bearers of good fortune and as outcasts?