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Left Behind: Mothers in Chicago

It takes a split second to pull the trigger of a gun. But the families left behind have to deal with the loss of a loved one — and sometimes the question of guilt for a lifetime.

Gun Violence: Heckler & Koch in the USA

The 506 homicides that occurred in Chicago in 2012 might be considered a local problem, but it is a global business. One of its key players: the German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch.

Religious Funding in Italy and America

As the cost of maintaining churches escalates, “people must make adjustments in their thinking,” says a Vatican archbishop. But a nun serving as a waitress?

Videos available in multiple languages

Thanks to dotSUB, a browser based tool enabling subtitling of videos on the web into and from any language, Pulitzer Center now offers many of its short documentaries in multiple languages. Once a video is translated, anyone can then embed the video virtually anywhere on the web, enabling the Pulitzer Center to reach an even wider audience with issues of global importance.

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VQR Wins National Magazine Award for Pulitzer Center Collaborative Issue

The Virginia Quarterly Review's 2007 fall issue, "South America in the Twenty-First Century," which includes reporting from Pulitzer Center grantees on Peru, Columbia and Argentina, has won the National Magazine Award in the single topic issue category.

Included in the issue:

• Phillip Robertson's "The Octopus in the Cathedral of Salt," an article stemming from his investigation of paramilitary power in Columbia

Round Two: Winning Essays

In May 2008, the Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to continue its second round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing Contest. Find the winning essays here.

Pulitzer Center invited to Producers Institute

The Bay Area Video Coalition, a non-proft media training institute, has selected the Pulitzer Center to take part in its annual Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, from May 29-June 8.

The Institute involves a ten-day residency at the BAVC facility in San Francisco, where eight teams of non-commercial media producers will learn how to create film, video and audio content through a variety of formats, including video game and cell phone applications.

Pulitzer Center featured in "Rays of Hope"

Rem Rieder mentions the Pulitzer Center in his latest article for the April/May issue of American Journalism Review which analyzes the growing role of nonprofits in investigative journalism.

Rieder explores how the Pulitzer Center is one of many upcoming nonprofit initiatives that are filling the public-interest reporting gap left by increasing cutbacks at newspapers across the country.

Read Rieder's "Rays of Hope"

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One World features Pulitzer Center's "Hope" project

OneWorld.net's April 1 Today's News section features the Pulitzer Center "Hope: Living and Loving with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica" project. For this project, poet and writer Kwame Dawes traveled to Jamaica to tell the stories of those living with the disease or caring for others. The result is a collection of essays, poems, video, music and photographs that capture a range of emotions and speak to resilience, hope and possibility often in the face of despair.

BBC World features Pulitzer-Helium contest

After winning the Pulitzer Center's March 2008 Global Issues / Citizen Voices contest on Helium.com, Loyce Kareri appeared on BBC World news alongside Pulitzer Center Director Jon Sawyer to speak about the contest, her essay and what the future holds for citizen journalism.

Global Issues/Citizen Voices Round 3 Winners

Thanks to all who have participated in our third round Global Issues/Citizen Voices writing contest. Your thoughts have stimulated some great discussion — enter round four to continue the engagement of these international issues!

Round three winners:

Afghanistan and Bolivia: Eric Lannak

Democratic Republic of Congo: Julia Bodeeb White

East Africa: Don K. Potochny (pen name Keith Bailey)

Jamaica: Glynnis Hayward

Round One: Winning Essays

In March 2008, The Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to launch its first round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Contest. Find the winning essays here.

News Points: Georgetown Global Gateway — A Student’s Experience

Katie Suter, Georgetown University Class of 2011, Special to the Pulitzer Center

When entering our Justice and Peace Studies class this past January, many of my classmates were excited about the prospect of learning various human rights and social justice theories. However, more than simply teaching us about the academic prospects associated with nonprofit work, Professor Rachel Stohl wanted us to get a hands-on approach to the field of Justice and Peace, starting with participating in the Pulitzer Center's Global Gateway initiative.

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