General news updates from the Pulitzer Center.
Peter Sawyer, Pulitzer Center
Image from Steve Sapienza and Glenn Baker's Easy Like Water project on floating schools in Bangladesh
From the women who spend hours daily fetching water to political battles over international rivers to melting icepack and rising sea levels, the water issue affects us all, and we all contribute to it.
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Thursday, February 25, 2010
How to work with global broadcasters, and how to bring additional funding to your films for these broadcasters.
Moderated by Executive Producer Brenda Kelly, this panel of global broadcasters and representatives from NGOs with a worldwide mandate, will discuss how they achieve their organisation's specific goals whilst working together.
Moderated by Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Vanessa Gezari's forthcoming book assesses the US military's Human Terrain program, which embeds social scientists and anthropologists with troops in Afghanistan. Her reporting has been featured on NPR and in The Washington Post Magazine.
The Pulitzer Center is presenting five panel discussions February 22-26, featuring Pulitzer Center journalists who have reported from Afghanistan. Entitled "Afghanistan: The Human Factor," the panels will be held at George Washington University, Columbia, Yale, Harvard and Wellesley.
The video presents a virtual tour through Afghanistan, taking you to the areas from which the journalists reported.
NBC Washington Nightside
Journalists gathered last night at the Hilton ballroom for the annual National Press Foundation awards dinner -- and to be reminded why they're still relevant during the "Why Journalism Matters"-themed event.
Produced by Stevie Converse and Candace Clement
YouTube and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting have kicked off a new contest that gives amateur and aspiring journalists a chance to share their stories with the world.
"Talking HIV in Jamaica" will be shown at the REEL Black Pix Global Afrikan Film Series on Saturday February 6, 2010 at 2pm (tentative). The screening will be held at the Columbia Museum of Art at 1515 Main Street in Columbia, South Carolina.
The Epoch Times
Prior to the earthquake in Haiti, there were far fewer reporters with video cameras capturing what was happening on the streets there. However, while there may not have been many reporters in the country, there were a few that belong to the class of journalists and documentary filmmakers dedicated to the task of bringing human crisis to light and giving voice to human suffering and injustices.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Worldfocus present stories on HIV/AIDS and homophobia in Jamaica.