What happens when one of the most isolated countries in the world gets the internet almost overnight? It's not pretty.
Doug Bock Clark recounts how Myanmar's access to cellphones has changed drastically in the past six years.
As worries of environmental devastation grow, Beijing is building hydroelectric dams and dredging the Mekong River to allow bigger boats.
On the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar, dolphins help fishermen herd fish into nets, but overfishing, pollution, and a lack of interest among the young threaten that bond.
Doug Bock Clark explores the idea of home for those in a Rohingya refugee camp.
Doug Bock Clark examines the physical and mental scars of the Rohingya refugees in Myanmar.
Many different factors lead to civil war in Kachin State, Myanmar, but Doug Bock Clark finds popular opinion blames the Myitsone dam.
Indawgyi Lake has supported a unique culture for generations, but as Myanmar enters the modern world, it is increasingly under threat from pollution and conflict.
For decades, China ignored the civil war raging on its border in Myanmar's Kachin State. But recently, it has become involved in the peace process leading observers to ask what it really wants.
How Myanmar's oil palm industry can contribute to an illegal, multi-billion dollar seafood industry.
A Myanmar exile who fled the country during the 1988 uprising is back to help her country eliminate malaria.
Financial Times journalists Tom Burgis, Michael Peel and Pilita Clark traveled to Ethiopia, Myanmar and Indonesia to look at disputes over the sale and ownership of land.
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...
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.
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.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on China's influence along the Mekong and in the soft power it exercises in countries such as Burma.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Afghanistan and the Kachin state in Burma.
Pulitzer Center grantee Greg Constantine's Rohingya project, and new book, are the focus of an article in the Wall Street Journal's Southeast Asia Real Time blog.
Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer highlights this week's reporting from the Ivory Coast, South Sudan and Burma.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Burma to Turkmenistan.
Multimedia pieces by Pulitzer Center grantees bring discussion topics to life at Global Classrooms DC's Model United Nations Conference at the U.S. Department of State May 1.
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.