This film examines the ways historical inequalities, inefficient bureaucracy, and a lack of urgency lead to unsafe and improper infrastructure conditions in rural South African schools, hindering learning and resulting in tragic deaths.
Pulitzer Center grantee Rachel Nuwer's new book, Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking, offers a new look on the poachers, traders, customers of, and people against illegal wildlife trade.
This post explores the dangerous and illegal infrastructure conditions at Utjane Primary School through photography. The school is located in Limpopo, a northern province of South Africa.
A single clause in the South Africa Constitution holds the government accountable to fixing infrastructure in schools. This clause continues to help activists emerge victorious in court.
When reservoirs drop, cities turn to groundwater.
Melissa Bunni Elian discusses Afropunk and black identity across the globe on the Real Photo Show podcast.
Afropunk's festival has come of age. In reaching the next phase of its evolution, it's upholding the long African American musical tradition of sociopolitical influence around the world.
Reporting from Cape Town, South Africa, Jacqueline Flynn explores the reality of living with Level 6 water restrictions and the little changes that made the biggest difference for Capetonians during the water crisis.
What were the first signs of a looming water crisis in Cape Town? What restrictions were placed on residents? And how did Capetonians reduce their water consumption?
For months, street corners, buildings, and bathroom mirrors served as constant reminders for Capetonians of the looming threat of the water crisis and suggested new ways to save water.
Brett Walton reflects on the necessity of reporting on natural disasters with a dual approach that brings to light both the personal and the structural.
The city of 4 million people almost turned off its taps.
South African schools have long faced major infrastructure problems. Adam Yates investigates the historical causes and consequences of this issue. What hope exists for fixing these schools?
AFROPUNK connects the African Diaspora not only through music, but also socially and politically, proving it to be a global movement that parallels the current politics facing young South Africans.
Cape Town, South Africa, has saved its 3.7 million citizens from becoming very thirsty—for now. What lessons can the world learn about handling drought?
After three years of severe drought, Cape Town’s water supply is at the brink of failure. How do leaders and residents respond to an era of unreliable water?
Has a laudable transnational anti-poaching initiative been hijacked by organized crime? This project investigates claims the Kruger National Park poaching wars are used to create eco-cocoons for the mega-rich.
South African wildlife sits on the brink of disaster as rhinos continue to be poached. With so much at stake, villagers fight to protect the keystone species, resources, and the tourism industry.
More than 6,000 abandoned mines pierce South African soil, and the nation is now left to deal with the environmental and social rehabilitation from what was once its most important industry.
Demand for animals vastly outstrips availability. What are the forces driving the current poaching crisis, what we stand to lose if species fall, and what is being done to stop the killing?
The South African government is working to reform Alexandra Township, one of the poorest, most densely populated areas of Johannesburg, still struggling to overcome the legacy of apartheid. Can it succeed?
According to all the latest reports, South Africa is making major steps in treating and preventing HIV/AIDS. A look at how the lives of women here have changed in the past three years.
Young women are at particularly high risk for HIV in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, where about 5,000 of them acquire the disease each week. Is a drug to prevent HIV really the best solution? Amy Maxmen looks at alternative solutions in South Africa.
Murders of environmental and land rights campaigners are on the increase worldwide.
200 environmental and human rights activists are assassinated each year, according to Global Witness. Fred Pearce investigates the headline-grabbing slayings of three of these activists.
Rachel is a Brooklyn-based freelance science journalist who is writing a book about the illegal wildlife trade. She traveled to Malawi and South Africa to report on the war on poaching.
Journalist Amy Maxmen traveled to Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, where girls under age 20 are being infected by HIV at alarming rates.
Meet journalist Mark Olalde who is investigating the costs of abandoned mines and the active minerals extraction industry in South Africa.
Misha Friedman discusses traveleing to Cape Town to report on the human stories behind the statistics of HIV and the tuberculosis epidemic in South Africa.
Journalists Eleanor Bell and Will Fitzgibbon discuss the process behind "Fatal Extraction," the ICIJ investigation about Australian mining companies in Africa.
Planting and maintaining vegetable gardens on school grounds in South Africa was supposed to be a sustainable operation to maintain food security. Unfortunately, it seems to have proven otherwise.
A brief recap of a journalism training on reporting land and property rights held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from July 31 thru August 3, 2018
The Pulitzer Center and Thomson Reuters Foundation invite journalists from Southern African countries to apply for the 2018 Reporting Property Rights workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, from July 31-August 3, 2018.
The team that made "To End AIDS?" received a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Pulitzer Center-supported PBS NewsHour series wins a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
The six-part PBS NewsHour series evaluates the state of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, asking whether we can soon end the disease.
Jon Cohen discussed his reporting on HIV/AIDS with University of Michigan students.
PBS NewsHour's "The End of AIDS" wins award for excellence in public health reporting by Association for Healthcare Journalists.
From discussing the role of journalism in ending the epidemic to focusing on women and HIV, Pulitzer Center-supported journalists present their reporting in panels, workshops and exhibitions.
Pulitzer Center grantees cover progress and challenges in the worldwide fight against AIDS.
This week's News Bite lesson investigates Jon Cohen's reporting on South Africa's efforts to prevent the spread of HIV.
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.
International media organizations nominate 'Fatal Extraction' for innovation in multimedia storytelling.
Students will explore how health topics are presented in the news media using behind the scenes videos from Carl Gierstorfer’s Ebola project and Jon Cohen’s HIV/AIDS project.
Students will learn about the concept of epidemiology and how it is used to control or prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
In this lesson, students use the Pulitzer Center website to research a specific country before giving an oral 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.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Students analyze how journalist Jon Cohen unfolds an analysis of HIV prevention measures in South Africa in order to create their own promotional tools.
This plan includes lesson plans connected to the work of journalists that presented at the UChicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2016.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students will critically examine the legal, professional and moral obligations of journalists as witnesses to all kinds of human rights violations.
This lesson plan for science teachers, humanities teachers, and university professors examines the role that visuals can play in driving policy change by inspiring readers to “do something”.
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.