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News about individual Pulitzer Center grantee projects.

Jason Motlagh at SIU Carbondale 2/16

Jason will share his experiences in reporting international conflicts. He will give lectures to students interested in international journalism/affairs with fresh information on global issues such as conflicts and the current social and political situations in countries he has covered.

Round six: Winning essay

In January 2009, the Pulitzer Center again partnered with Helium to produce the sixth round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices writing contest. The Pulitzer Center provided writing prompts, challenging contestants to craft essays on pressing international issues of the day.

Top winner Anita Lahiri answered the following question:

Where will the greatest points of conflict arise in India's foreseeable future and how should India act to resolve these conflicts?

Round five: Winning essays

In November 2008, The Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to produce its fifth round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing contest, challenging contestents to write on the most pressing international issues of the day. Contestents chose from multiple writing prompts related to international issues and Pulitzer Center reporting projects to sculp their winning essays. Read the winning essays below.

Open Mic Open Arms, Georgetown 11/5

Kwame Dawes spent months in Jamaica and was inspired by the lives and stories of hundreds of Jamaicans suffering from HIV/AIDS. Join us as we listen to recordings of his poems and songs as well as inspired student performances.

Fight the stigma on November 5 at 8:30 p.m.

Reynolds 2 Common Room Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Coffee and baked goods provided!

Visit www.livehopelove.com

Georgetown students hold Burma Film Screening and Photo Exhibit

As part of Pulitzer Center's Global Gateway Georgetown students have undertaken awareness campaigns around their campus community based on issues covered by Pulitzer Center journalists. A group of 4 students' campaign is based on Jacob Baynham's work in Burma. A Facebook page is the campaign's main outlet and the students are holding two events on campus.

BURMA FILM SCREENING
Wednesday, October 15th 10:30pm
Village C Alumni Lounge

Project: Report Featured at We Media

By Dale Peskin

We Media

Project:Report, You Tube's partnership with the Pulitzer Center, is one of the most promising expressions of We Media to emerge between traditional and everyday journalists. Essentially a journalism contest funded in part by Sony and Intel, Project:Report was created for non-professional, everyday citizens to tell stories that might not otherwise be told.

The Invisible face of AIDS, American University, 10/2/08

American University will be holding a program titled "The Invisible Face of AIDS". The forum will have personal accounts of people who face ostracism because the are HIV-positive or have full blown AIDS. Through these personal accounts, the organizing party hopes to enlighten people of the discrimination that takes place in health care, educational insitutions and even with in peoples' families.

Pulitzer Center seeks University partnerships for HOPE!

HOPE: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica, a multimedia reporting project by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, offers undergraduate and graduate students a unique opportunity to explore the issues of stigma, discrimination and HIV/AIDS across disciplines that encompass public health policy, journalism, interactive web design, education, music and poetry.