Pulitzer Center Update

This Week: How Four Boy Soldiers Survived Boko Haram

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Zanna, kidnapped at 13 by Boko Haram. Image by Glenna Gordon. Nigeria, 2017.

Zanna, kidnapped at 13 by Boko Haram. Image by Glenna Gordon. Nigeria, 2017.

 

Nigeria's Stolen Generation

Sarah Topol and Glenna Gordon

Boko Haram is famous for the 2014 mass kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls. Less publicized has been the group’s kidnapping of 10,000 boys over the last decade. Earlier this year, grantee Sarah Topol spoke with 25 children across Nigeria’s Borno State about their abduction. "The stories they told me about rituals like infant slaughter and bathing your hands in blood have not been previously reported as part of life under Boko Haram. But their stories were consistent, and rumors of such acts have circulated around northeast Nigeria." Her report, the cover story of this week’s New York Times Magazine, with photos by grantee Glenna Gordon, is a horrifying account of four boys and their descent into a man-made hell.

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Still image from Nadja Drost and Bruno Federico's PBS NewsHour video, "Venezuelans Suffer Deadly Scarcity of Food and Medicine." 2017.

Still image from Nadja Drost and Bruno Federico's PBS NewsHour video, "Venezuelans Suffer Deadly Scarcity of Food and Medicine." 2017.

Venezuela's Hunger

Nadja Drost and Bruno Federico

Thousands of children are on the brink of starvation in a country that sits atop the world’s largest oil reserves. Grantees Nadja Drost and Bruno Federico look at the escalating political crisis in Venezuela for the PBS NewsHour.  

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There are five beds in the ward where the cervical cancer screening takes place. One bed is occupied by a woman in labor and one is for women who need treatment but the other three are open for screening. Image by Anna Russell. Haiti, 2017.

There are five beds in the ward where the cervical cancer screening takes place. One bed is occupied by a woman in labor and one is for women who need treatment but the other three are open for screening. Image by Anna Russell. Haiti, 2017.

Fighting Cancer in Poor Countries

Anna Russell and Kate Corrigan

To detect cervical cancer in women from poor countries, is an ineffective program better than none at all? Anna Russell and Kate Corrigan, student fellows from George Washington University, travel to Haiti to look at both sides of the debate.