A look at the trial of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two journalists arrested in Myanmar for their reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims.
Since the majority of Rohingya refugees are women and girls, they are vulnerable to traffickers looking to make fast money in the Bangladeshi sex trade.
Child marriage is common among the Rohingya, but for those who have fled terror in Myanmar, insecurity and poverty are pushing many families to marry off their daughters even earlier.
They escaped a campaign of atrocities by Myanmar's military and militant Buddhist monks. Now Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh await a political deal that would allow them to return home.
Amid the Rohingya crisis, Burma's proposed legislation for overseeing the work of international NGOs has diplomats and aid-workers worried about restrictions on work.
The Burmese government is creating development projects in Rakhine, but it isn't likely to help the Rohingya.
Barack Obama was determined to open up to Myanmar. Now the country’s military is slaughtering its most vulnerable ethnic group. Could the United States have prevented it?
Doug Bock Clark kayaked several hundred miles of the Irrawaddy River to find out how globalization has transformed Myanmar.
The Associated Press has reconstructed the massacre at Maung Nu as told by 37 survivors now scattered across refugee camps in Bangladesh.
An AP report documents savage sexual assaults on 29 women and girls, age 13 to 35, bolstering the case that Myanmar’s armed forces are systematically employing rape as a "calculated tool of terror."
Why the Burmese military has used the rhetoric of the global war on terror as a pretext for its ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya Muslims
The Rohingya have been stripped of citizenship, prevented from having children, and systematically murdered. But the United Nations may never be able to prosecute the Rohingya genocide.
Refugees fear the fate that awaits them in Myanmar and are refusing to return without guarantees of safety. In the camps girls face being trafficked into the sex trade or forced into child marriages.
Media freedom is under threat and democratic space is shrinking in Myanmar amid the fallout from the Rakhine crisis.
Did the United States ignore signs of a coming mass atrocity against the Rohingya when it chose to upgrade its relationship with Myanmar and lift sanctions on the country?
"All I have left are my words," the Rohingya Muslim refugee said. The AP documents systematic gang rape of Rohingya women by the Myanmar military, and reconstructs a massacre in one Rohingya village.
As Myanmar emerges from half a century of isolation to join the globalized world, Doug Bock Clark and Corey Pattison will report on the forces struggling to shape the country's future.
A race has begun for one of the world's most precious resources—land. Investors are pouring in billions. They promise progress, but land grabs can upend livelihoods and stir bitter conflict.
In Myanmar the use of child soldiers remains commonplace but under increasing international pressure small numbers of them are being released from service, returning to parents who thought them dead.
When a Burmese woman marries a Chinese man, she may give up basic human rights. Yet many Burmese women would rather remain stateless than return to Burma. To stay or leave, it is a story of survival.
The geopolitics of Southeast Asia are shifting rapidly and China's influence can be seen in the shipping routes along the Mekong--and in the soft power it exercises in countries such as Burma.
After decades of isolation, Burma is taking fresh steps toward democracy. The West has strengthened diplomatic ties and trade, but familiar fault lines still threaten prospects for lasting stability.
The Himalayan foothills of northern Myanmar form the ancestral homeland of the Kachins, an ethnic group that has endured decades of brutal repression at the hands of the Burmese military. Starting in 1962, the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) waged a low-grade insurgency against the Burmese military. Today, a tenuous...
Repressed and mismanaged by a cadre of generals since 1962, Burma erupted last September in the country's largest pro-democracy demonstrations in two decades. But when government troops opened fire into crowds of monks and students and detained thousands in nighttime raids, fear sent people into hiding and swept defiance...
Journalist Timothy McLaughlin reports on domestic developments in Myanmar surrounding the Rakhine crisis as well as the case of two Reuters journalists currently on trial for their reporting.
U.S. President Barack Obama made rapprochement with Myanmar a foreign policy priority. Did his administration turn a blind eye to the suffering of the Rohingya as a result?
Doug Bock Clark discusses his reporting in Myanmar, a country once one of the most isolated in the world. In 2015, democratic elections opened the nation to the globalized world.
Palm oil has been condemned for rampant deforestation in Southeast Asia. How can the world produce more of it in a more sustainable manner? Journalist Wudan Yan investigated in Fall 2016.
Leslie Roberts, deputy news editor at Science, traveled to Myanmar, Cambodia, and Thailand to report on emergency efforts to eliminate malaria in the Mekong.
The Financial Times' Michael Peel talks about his reporting in Myanmar as part of a special FT series, 'The Great Land Rush.'
Spike Johnson explores humanitarian themes through documentary photography. His current body of work focuses on the Myanmar Army’s release of its forcibly recruited child soldiers.
After years of isolation, Burma is experiencing a political thaw that has taken even jaded observers by surprise. But the "New Burma" is not for everyone. Jason Motlagh shares more.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jeff Howe takes us behind the scenes of his reporting.
Pulitzer Center grantee Kristen Gelineau won the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Award for Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues for coverage of Rohingya women and girls raped by members of Myanmar's armed forces.
The Associated Press won the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards Grand Prize. Another grantee, Foreign Policy, was honored with an RFK Journalism Award for new media.
This week: Refugee Rohingya women are marrying to save themselves, Pulitzer Center executive director reflects on the recently opened memorial in Alabama, and nuclear power plants are defending themselves against cyber attacks.
At the 79th Annual Overseas Press Club Awards, a Pulitzer Center-supported project from the Associated Press wins best newspaper or news service award.
This week: The Burmese military's use of rape as a weapon of terror, Iran's growing influence in post-Hussein Iraq, and the story of why a hard-drive with secrets about an El Salvadorian colonel was stolen from a professor's office.
This week: As the world looks upon the Rohingya's plight, a refusal to acknowledge genocide; the fight to list mental health as a global health challenge; and the arduous process of finding schools for special needs children while abroad.
A race for the world's most coveted resource.
The Pulitzer Center staff share favorite images from 2015.
Photographer's new book brings together a decade of reporting on a growing global phenomenon that now affects more than 10 million people.
The Pulitzer Center staff share their favorite photos from 2012.
This Week in Review: Inside Burma
Next week, President Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit Burma. Learn about what's going on in Burma and the issues that Obama may discuss with President Thein Sein.
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.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
The following serves as a resource for DC public school teachers working with the District's tenth grade history standards, providing teachers with a list of Pulitzer Center projects in line with...
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students explore the concept of journalistic objectivity and use evidence from articles about land rights in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Myanmar to debate how a country’s natural resources should be used.
Students explore the concept of journalistic objectivity and use evidence from articles about land rights in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Myanmar to debate how a country’s natural resources should be...
In this global affairs lesson plan, students will explore the article Humanitarian Raid and debate the role that large corporations should play in helping to end poverty.
The following humanitarian aid lesson plan asks students to consider the role that the World Bank should be playing in international aid and analyze the author’s purpose for writing the piece.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.