In India, many women have died getting sterilized—but it remains the most widespread contraceptive method both there and in the rest of the world. Why is it so popular, and what are the drawbacks?
Education opens doors to opportunities for children from the Dongria tribe, but it also pulls them away from their traditional way of life, and from the land their people have protected for centuries.
The spread of hoaxes and doctored photos during massive floods in Kerala showed, yet again, how easily disinformation can spread on messaging platforms like WhatsApp—and how deadly it can be.
This month on the Undark podcast: the toll of human-caused wildfires, rescuing snakes to prevent human-animal conflict, and capturing the impacts of an ambient killer.
Women across India are tortured and murdered in so-called witch hunts.
Larry C. Price visited seven countries to examine the impacts of PM2.5 air pollution, and to uncover what’s being done—or not—to address this ambient and ultimately controllable killer.
In Bhopal, residents who survived the massive gas leak and those who arrived later continue to deal with the consequences.
A rural school for girls in India demonstrates how adding women’s rights education to the academic curriculum can help bring about systemic gender equality in traditional, patriarchal communities.
Photographer Jake Naughton and art director Aarti Singh of Suno Labs aim to show that progress for any marginalized identity isn’t always linear in their new series "Yesterday Tomorrow Today."
In 2000, Pardada Pardadi opened a school for poor girls in rural Uttar Pradesh, India's largest state and one of the most patriarchal. Only 45 girls enrolled—but it was enough to start a revolution.
Both India and Pakistan are arming their submarines with nukes.
The floating islands of Loktak Lake, known as “phumdis,” home to unique animals and plants and an indigenous community, are threatened by development, climate change, and conflict.
India will soon be the most populous country in the world. Innovators throughout the country are creating new tools to help families stay small while taking control of their reproductive destinies.
In Odisha in eastern India, Arko Datto and Raghu Karnad cover the resistance of Dongria Kondh women to industrial interests that want to exploit their sacred hills for bauxite reserves.
This project explores efforts being made across India—from government, media and tech companies—to address the issue of disinformation spreading on social media and messaging platforms.
Airborne particles—sometimes much smaller than the width of a human hair—are not just contributing to climate change. They are a leading driver of serious illness the world over.
What happens when a country takes a huge and unexpected step backwards? India decriminalized homosexuality in 2009, then made it illegal again in 2013. Now, untold LGBTQ Indians are living in limbo.
How paying 14 girls to attend schools boosted an entire economics ecosystem in rural Uttar Pradesh, India.
The nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan is about to move into dangerous waters.
The floating islands of Loktak Lake, known as “phumdis,” are home to unique animals and plants and an indigenous community—and are threatened by development.
Women in India are blamed for economic, agricultural and public health failures, accused of sorcery and subjected to witch hunts resulting in their torture and death.
This project follows transgender activist Sintu Bagui to explore how legal debates around LGBTQKH rights India extend into the daily lives of many queer populations living in poverty.
At an altitude of 11,000 feet, a unique school has been developed in a mountain desert of India—its mission is to help educate children through sustainable community living.
Indian health education practices get a face-lift from Gujarat-based non-governmental and activist organizations tapping into the power of personalized education efforts in slum communities.
How does a school for poor girls in rural India crack the patriarchal system? Annalisa Merelli discusses her reporting project "The Girl Effect."
Daniel Brook reports on the building of instant, modern cities in the developing world and examines the effects of major infrastructure projects on citizens living in Mexico, China, and India.
A freelance journalist based in Brooklyn, Wes Bruer received a Pulitzer Center grant to pursue a story of a unique counterterrorism program being implemented by the U.S. State Dept in Mumbai, India.
Meet the journalists behind the Kashmir Rail Line project as they discuss their train ride through Jammu and Kashmir—and tell us what went wrong.
As new museums and universities are erected in the Gulf, Negar Azimi reports on the complexities surrounding the use of low-wage migrant labor, with a focus on a group of artist-activists.
"The most important solid substance on earth," Vince Beiser tells us, is sand—used to build skyscrapers and shopping malls from Boston to Beijing. But the world is running out.
I went to India to examine the country’s efforts to build a more resilient food system in the face of climate change.
How can we help agriculture help us?
What does it take to address mental illnesses? See what some folks in India are doing.
Business reporter Daniel Moore and photographer Michael Henninger traveled to India for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to write about efforts to scale up clean sources of power.
Reporter Michael Holtz and photographer Ann Hermes traveled to India and Nepal to report on labor abuses within the brick-making industry.
More than a billion gallons of raw sewage and industrial effluent pour into the Ganges every day. Can Prime Minister Narendra Modi clean up India's sacred river when everyone else has failed?
Journalists Ankita Rao and Atish Patel traveled to Kerala to learn more about India's extensive palliative care network.
Two scouts who won a Pulitzer Center slow journalism competition had the opportunity to accompany grantee Paul Salopek on his Out of Eden Walk in Northern India. Now, they have put what they learned into practice.
This week: air pollution kills over 4 million people each year, Rohingya survivors tell their stories, and Putin is building his ties in Africa.
This week: discussing feminism and access to education, proposing creative education projects to National Geographic, and explaining the placebo's power.
This week: exploring portraits of LGBTQ+ people in India, proposing creative education projects to National Geographic, and examining unique challenges and opportunities for youth peacebuilders.
Several Student Fellows are awarded the 2017 Society of Professional Journalists regional Mark of Excellence Awards.
For a brief period, the Out of Eden Walk becomes a traveling caravan, as teenagers and adults join Paul Salopek in the Punjab to practice slow journalism together.
This week: discussing a documentary on child marriage, examining religion and culture's interplay with environmentalism in China, and celebrating our award-winning student fellows.
This week: announcing a student poetry contest and workshop opportunity, coping with glacier melt in the Himalayas, and finding the intersections of arts and journalism in Winston-Salem.
This week: Why Pakistan and India are equipping their submarines with nuclear-tipped missiles, what life is like for ethnic minority Vietnamese living in Cambodia, and how armed groups have filled a power vacuum in the Central African Republic.
This week: Indian women fight back against witch hunts, Bolivia's child labor laws struggle to combat abuse, and the lives of Filipino women whose government killed their loved ones for drug use.
This week: The tea industry innovates in the face of climate change, long-lost research on rainforests and climate change is found, and U.S. Special Forces make progress in Syria.
Science film site Labocine profiles Pulitzer Grantee Dan Grossman on his coverage of climate change.
Students explore text and photos (including Instagram stories) about a school for girls in rural India in order to spark conversation about access to education and feminism in their communities.
Discussion and activity ideas for a lesson exploring the re-criminalization of homosexuality in India through portrait photography.
Stephanie Sinclair's documentary short is an investigation of child marriage and a call to action. In this lesson, students view the film and discuss root causes of child marriage and solutions,...
In celebration of Earth Day, we've compiled our top ten lesson plans that feature reporting on how communities around the world are responding to diverse environmental issues.
This lesson pools resources on youth movements in 4 countries and asks students to examine: what matters to young people the world over, what matters to you, and how do you fit into a global picture?
In celebration of Women's History Month, we've compiled our top five lesson plans that feature reporting on women's rights and the ways women are fighting for them.
Students will learn about tannery and e-waste pollution in India and the connection with American consumer goods. They will design a presentation based on what they learn.
This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
Students learn about the legal, political, cultural, and religious factors that impact the treatment of widows in India, Uganda, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This lesson challenges students to take a position related to what is causing or fueling conflicts that could be labeled religious. Students create an argumentative research paper and presentation.
Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.