Pulitzer Center Update

This Week: A Crisis Along The Border

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An ankle monitor on Miriam, who did not want to release her last name, during a press conference at the Casa Vides Annunciation House immigrant shelter on Monday, June 25, 2018, in El Paso. Image by Ivan Pierre Aguirre for the Texas Tribune. United States, 2018.

An ankle monitor on Miriam, who did not want to release her last name, during a press conference at the Casa Vides Annunciation House immigrant shelter on Monday, June 25, 2018, in El Paso. Image by Ivan Pierre Aguirre for the Texas Tribune. United States, 2018.

Families Divided

With Pulitzer Center support, The Texas Tribune has deployed more than a dozen journalists to pursue the humanitarian crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border. Some are interviewing migrant families in both the United States and Mexico, while others are reporting on U.S. government policies, bureaucracies, and facilities. Nearly 100 news organizations across Texas and the nation are running Tribune coverage free of charge—including photography, video, and graphics—ensuring the story reaches millions of additional people.

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Michelle Baillot brings Touana (5), Schkourtessa (7) and Erlina Sélimi (10) to France’s World War II Victory Day at Le Chambon-sur-Lignon’s town’s square.  The girls are from a Kosovar refugee family that Baillot has been close to now for ten years. “I tell them that you are not from here, so you are going to have to be better than everyone else.” Image by Lucian Perkins. France, 2018.

Michelle Baillot brings Touana (5), Schkourtessa (7) and Erlina Sélimi (10) to France’s World War II Victory Day at Le Chambon-sur-Lignon’s town’s square.  The girls are from a Kosovar refugee family that Baillot has been close to now for ten years. “I tell them that you are not from here, so you are going to have to be better than everyone else.” Image by Lucian Perkins. France, 2018.

In a French Village, a 'Conspiracy of Goodness'
Lucian Perkins

During World War II, the French village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon engaged in what was later called a“conspiracy of goodness”: they rescued nearly 3,500 Jews from the Holocaust. Today, as photographer Lucian Perkins chronicles for Smithsonian magazine, the village welcomes refugees from distant countries, even as others turn them away.

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A Saudi woman sits in a car during driver's training at a university in Jeddah. Image by Faisal Al Nasser. Saudi Arabia, 2018.

A Saudi woman sits in a car during driver's training at a university in Jeddah. Image by Faisal Al Nasser. Saudi Arabia, 2018.

The Dark Side of Saudi Reforms
Sarah Aziza

The Saudi ban on female drivers has come to an end. But as Sarah Aziza reports for The Atlantic, the change has come alongside the jailing of outspoken conservatives and liberals, and a harsh crackdown on women's rights advocates.