Pulitzer Center Update

This Week: Where Domestic Abuse Is Tolerated

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Anna Zhavnerovich spoke with Nick Schifrin about domestic violence in Russia. Still from video. Russia, 2017.

Anna Zhavnerovich spoke with Nick Schifrin about domestic violence in Russia. Still from video. Russia, 2017.

Domestic Violence in Russia

Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin

Grantees Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin, in a story for the PBS NewsHour, report that nearly one in five women in Russia has experienced domestic abuse, and more than 14,000 die each year at the hands of violent spouses or boyfriends. This is 20 times the rate in the U.S. A new law in 2016 offered more protection to victims, but it was effectively gutted earlier this year when the Russian Orthodox Church and others complained that it encouraged “state meddling in family matters” and substituted “Western values” for Russian ones.

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Image courtesy Adi Emanuel.

Image courtesy Adi Emanuel.

Follow the Money

Uri Blau and Akela Lacy

The Jewish Federations of North America is one of the biggest charity systems in the country. But an investigation by Haaretz, one of Israel's leading newspapers, finds an organization that is not always fully transparent.

 

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Screenshot from Rappler video. 2017.

Screenshot from Rappler video. 2017.

A Harsh Sentence for Mother and Child

Ana P. Santos

In Qatar, a pregnancy out of wedlock can result in prison for mother and infant. A former inmate tells her story to grantee Ana Santos in this animated video, part of a Rappler microsite that looks at aspects of life for migrant workers from the Philippines.

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