Under President Rodrigo Duterte, thousands have died at the hands of police or the masked vigilantes who roam Manila's vast slums.
For migrant workers, failing to pay off loans can mean jail time and loss of income.
Zina laws treat sex and pregnancy out of wedlock as crimes punishable by imprisonment. But without means to seek legal recourse, it is mostly low-skilled migrant woman who face charges.
Duterte's brutal campaign against drugs has claimed thousands of lives. Human rights groups say he is guilty of crimes against humanity, yet that is scant comfort to those mourning loved ones.
After fleeing the area of Manila with high drug-affiliated assassinations, a young father returns home for his daughter's birthday only to be murdered with his children nearby.
A new study offers interesting insights. It also debunks fallacies.
On the night of June 21, 2017, seven people died from drug-related deaths, adding to the more than 12,000 dead since President Duterte began his war on drugs in the Philippines.
A mother recounts the night her son was murdered and how the killers scared mourners from his wake.
One woman's flight from Manila to hide from the nightly killings of drug dealers and users.
A young woman mourns the death of a brother during the Duterte administration's war on drugs.
Amidst a state-sanctioned drug war that has stoked fear and silenced dissent, the Catholic Church is emerging as possibly the only institution strong enough to stand up to President Duterte.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has cursed world leaders, threatened to kill criminals and promised to eat the livers of terrorists, but Shibby de Guzman doesn’t seem intimidated.
What happens to civil society in a country that democratically elects a leader who encourages the summary executions of citizens for drug addiction and the wholesale violation of human rights?
Many Philippine roads are death traps. Why are they so deadly? And what can be done to make them safer?
A new president is elected in the Philippines on a promise that he will crack down on drugs, dealers and users. Thousands of poor people have already been killed.
Thousands of people have been executed on the streets of the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his all-out war on drugs. But shooting his way out of the problem is taking a heavy toll.
On paper, the au pair program is a cultural exchange program. But for many people, the motivations are economic relief rather than cultural immersion.
While most countries around the world have managed to control the rate of HIV infections, the Philippines is starting to feel the impact of a rising epidemic.
When a Filipino woman leaves her home to work overseas as a nanny, she knows that it will be years before she sees her own children again.
In 2009, The Seattle Times reported that ocean acidification – the plummeting pH of seas from carbon-dioxide emissions – was killing billions of Northwest oysters. That was only the beginning.
In Indonesia and the Philippines, explosive growth and rapid modernization test religious belief and attitudes toward family planning.
Tiny children and teens toil in the gold mines of the Philippines and Indonesia. A risky, often deadly, business, child labor is growing as families rush to exploit the worldwide demand for gold.
Abundant marine, animal and plant life in the Philippines supports a rapidly growing population of 92 million. The natural resources also serve as profitable products in the global market.
Sulu is an archipelago of some 900 islands and has been the target of an American-assisted counter-insurgency program for the past 4 years. Abu Sayyaf insurgents have been largely routed, and according to the Philippine military their numbers have been reduced to less than 300.
Journalist Ana Santos and photographer James Whitlow Delano report from a divided Philippines, where the country itself may be the biggest casualty of Duterte’s war on drugs.
James Fenton discusses reporting on President Duterte's violent war on drugs in the Philippines. The number of casualties in a 7-month period reached 7,000 following the president's election.
The Philippines has always been able to avoid the HIV epidemic—until now.
Journalist Larry Price talks about how child labor is exploited in the gold mines of the Philippines.
This week: Protest violence in Duterte's Philippines, refugees prioritize integration and survival over religion, and how Haiti's capital manages waste without a sewer system.
Jason Motlagh's short documentary for AJ+ won the a Regional Emmy for Documentary Topical News and Program Speciality in the 46th Annual Northern California Area EMMY Awards.
Pulitzer Center grantee Larry C. Price talks with his hometown radio station in Dayton, Ohio, about his work.
Documentaries screened focus on critical water, health and environmental issues around the globe. Future of environmental journalism also among topics raised during panel discussion.
Reporting on the environment can put you in harm's way.
Reporting on the hazardous conditions of underwater mines in the Philippines wins in Outstanding Investigative Journalism - Newscast category.
Honored multimedia projects range from an investigation into child labor in gold mining to an examination of reconciliation efforts between survivors and perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide.
“Finally, some action and lives saved." The Philippine government bans compressor mining.
The world wants gold. In developing countries like the Philippines and Indonesia families struggle to survive. The result? Children and teens toiling in the mines, risking mercury and cyanide poisonin
Seattle Times, journalists recognized for reporting excellence "stunning multimedia investigation of the consequences of worldwide ocean acidification."
Award-winning Pulitzer Center-supported Seattle Times reporting stretched from Pacific Northwest to the South Pacific.
In Ethiopia, religious leaders have been persuaded by health workers, doctors, and NGOs to promote family planning, but they represent the exception rather than the norm.
This lesson covers some of the psychological impacts that affect migrant workers and their families using reporting on Filipino migrant workers and their families by Ana P. Santos.
In this lesson, students evaluate the impact of how an author orders information by analyzing two articles about Filipino women leaving their countries to work as domestic workers in the Middle East.
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.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Explore reporting projects related to child labor.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students evaluate the impact of how an author orders information by analyzing two articles about the impact of Filipino women leaving their countries to work as domestic workers in the Middle East.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students read global news articles and design a mock campaign addressing the issue of driving under the influence.
This lesson looks at different countries and their responses to the AIDS epidemic.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
Students will read articles and watch videos as preparation to an empathy-building exercise that will help them understand why people choose to leave their families to seek out employment overseas.