Leather processing is big business in Bangladesh, India, and other parts of the developing world, where regulations are lax and poisons run freely.
Rising sea levels and intense cyclones have turned the drinking water saline in coastal Bangladesh. The villagers cope the best they can.
Open Society Foundations instagram takeover with the Global supply chain of cotton industry project
The people of the climate vulnerable silt islets of northern Bangladesh have limited access to healthcare, so a floating hospital brings it to them.
Those who work in Bangladesh's textile industry know that a change in public opinion in the West could mean that they are out of a job.
Photographer Jost Franko follows the path of cotton in Burkina Faso, Bangladesh and Slovenia, where he finds farmers and textile workers who are often struggling—underpaid or mistreated.
Climate change is affecting vulnerable populations of Bangladesh. They are adapting in a number of ways, setting an example for the developed West.
As some of the accused head to a Bangladesh court, Al Jazeera looks at the aftermath of the epic factory collapse.
Grantee Carina Storrs tells Ikonokast's Mike Haubrich why vaccines don't always work in developing countries.
Boosting the performance of the rotavirus vaccine in low-income countries is a pressing public health problem. A team of researchers are attacking it from several angles.
The rotavirus vaccine is now included in routine immunization in many countries around the world. But can researchers find ways to boost its performance to save more lives in low-income countries?
Rising sea levels will displace millions of people over the next century. In Bangladesh, the mass migration has already begun.
From cotton farms in Burkina Faso to sweatshops in Bangladesh and Romania, a story of the real costs of our globalized economy.
While the developed world continues to deliberate climate change, the seas have already found their way into Bangladeshi lives.
Vaccines for rotavirus, cholera and other diseases result in relatively weak immunity among children in Asia and Africa. Can treating pervasive, chronic gut disease boost vaccine performance?
One year after the collapse of Rana Plaza many workers in Bangladesh still depend on garment-making—despite the low wages and high safety risk that come with the job.
The Rana Plaza tragedy exposed the hidden cost of Bangladesh’s $20 billion-a-year export garment industry. Jason Motlagh returns to investigate the systemic problems that led to the deadly collapse.
Across the world more attention needs to be focused on children's needs so that girls as well as boys will attend school and learn to read, and that all will have safe water and access to healthcare.
From the slums of Nairobi to the sugar plantations of the Dominican Republic to the far reaches of Bangladesh, entire communities live without citizenship rights. They are “the stateless”.
A look at the water, sanitation and hygiene challenges faced by one the world's fastest growing megacities: Dhaka, Bangladesh, where thousands of people die each year from waterborne diseases.
Planet Earth's average temperature has risen about one degree Fahrenheit in the last fifty years. By the end of this century it will be several degrees higher, according to the latest climate research. But global warming is doing more than simply making things a little warmer.
As U.S. citizens missed their chance to elect a woman for president for the first time in 2008, Bangladeshis elected a female prime minister past December for the fourth time. Sheik Hasina is currently one of 11 female heads of state worldwide according to the Council of Women World...
The majority of India's water sources are polluted. A lack of access to safe water contributes to a fifth of its communicable diseases. Each day in the booming, nuclear-armed nation, diarrhea alone kills more than 1,600 people.
The regional scenario is even more grim given the projected...
In Bangla, "easy like water" translates roughly as "piece of cake." The irony is that in Bangladesh -- with 150 million people in a country the size of Iowa, water poses a relentless threat. With increasingly violent cyclones and accelerating glacier melt upstream, flooding may create 20 million Bangladeshi...
Meta Krese and Jost Franko discuss today’s globalized economy by connecting growers of cotton from Burkina Faso, the garment industry in Bangladesh, and European consumers.
Why don’t certain vaccines work as well in low-income countries as they do in the U.S. and other high-income countries? And how can we shrink the gap?
Jason Motlagh returns to Bangladesh to investigate its export garment industry in the wake of the Rana Plaza tragedy.
Resources for teachers and students ahead of journalist Stephen Sapienza's visit.
Pulitzer Center grantee Greg Constantine talks about issues faced by the Rohingya, an ethnic minority in Myanmar who have been denied citizenship.
News and documentary producer Steve Sapienza introduces the water and sanitation reporting project called "Dhaka's Challenge: A Megacity Struggles with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene."
Executive Director of the Pulitzer Center, Jon Sawyer, discusses the challenges and surprises of reporting on water access, sanitation, and climate change in the crowded country of Bangladesh.
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
Photographer's new book brings together a decade of reporting on a growing global phenomenon that now affects more than 10 million people.
Jason Motlagh's winning 2014 Virginia Quarterly Review article chronicles aftermath of the Rana Plaza collapse, sharing stories of the survivors and families of the dead.
Who is looking out for journalists, especially freelancers, working in hostile environments and conflict zones?
2015 National Magazine Award Finalists include Pulitzer Center grantees, Jason Motlagh, Lukas Augustin and Niklas Schenck.
Photographers take hard look at exploitative working conditions, health hazards and environmental problems associated with production of leather, garments and gold.
Watch award-winning documentary focused on one version of climate change adaptation in Bangladesh: floating schools.
How can you tell if your clothes were manufactured in reputable factories? You can't. But two groups are trying to make a difference.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jason Motlagh reconstructs the Rana Plaza garment factory disaster.
It has been nearly a year since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh left more than 1,100 workers dead.
The women and girls who work in the sweatshops of Bangladesh’s garment industry put in backbreaking hours for pitiful wages.
"Easy Like Water," a film that documents one man's mission to help Bangladesh's schools adapt to climate change, attracts notice from television broadcasts.