Pulitzer Center Update

This Week: Rohingya Women and Girls Face More Atrocities

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PBS NewsHour ​​​​​​​Screenshot. 2018.

PBS NewsHour Screenshot. 2018.

Rohingya Women and Girls Face More Atrocities

Tania Rashid and Phil Caller

The majority of Rohingya refugees are women and girls, many of them poor and extremely vulnerable. Some daughters are forced into marriage so the rest of their family can secure more food handouts. Other girls are trafficked into the Bangladeshi sex trade. In a three-part series for PBS NewsHour, Tania Rashid and Phil Caller talk to both victims and a perpetrator. "I saw five men at the same time today," says one woman. "They are raping me the same way the Myanmar soldiers raped me." Youngsters are particularly prized as prostitutes. "Young Rohingya girls from 12 to 14 sell the most," says a Bangladeshi pimp.

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Names and dates of victims, by county, at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL. Image by Jon Sawyer. United States, 2018. 

Names and dates of victims, by county, at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL. Image by Jon Sawyer. United States, 2018.

Resurrecting History in Montgomery, Alabama

Jon Sawyer

Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer was among hundreds of people who attended the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the revelatory monument to more than 4,000 African Americans lynched between 1877 and 1950. Here he reflects on the experience—writing about vital American history buried for too long.

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Inside the control room of the "dead" Units 1 and 2 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant: most displays are dark. The reactors were shut down in 2003 and now there is no nuclear fuel in them. Image by Yovko Lambrev (CC BY 3.0). Bulgaria, 2009.

Inside the control room of the "dead" Units 1 and 2 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant: most displays are dark. The reactors were shut down in 2003 and now there is no nuclear fuel in them. Image by Yovko Lambrev (CC BY 3.0). Bulgaria, 2009.

Nuclear Vulnerabilities 

Sean Lyngaas

The critical systems of nuclear power plants are well fortified against run-of-the mill cyberattacks launched from outside. But as Sean Lyngaas reports for VICE, that does not make them completely invulnerable to resourceful hackers.