While Nepal’s hydropower potential is great, economic, health and environmental impacts from dams are emerging. Steve Matzker and Jennifer Gonzalez explore water rights issues in the region.
Asia, Climate change, Economics, Energy, Regional/border disputes, Science, Ecosystems, Effect of Human Activities on the Earth, Environmental Public Policy, Freshwater Resources, Role of Water in Natural and Human-Made Environments
Writer Erik Vance discusses his project "Emptying the World's Aquarium," from the coast of the Sea of Cortez.
Grantee journalists, in town for the Pulitzer Center's first film festival, visited nine D.C. high schools Sept. 19-24 to talk about their work with students.
When protests flooded Turkey, they revealed deep problems. Police brutality, authoritarianism, and a fractured opposition moved from the margin to the spotlight. Today, what remains hidden?
In the megalopolis of Lagos, Nigeria, abortion is legally restricted and contraception is hard to come by. What are the consequences for this city's exploding youth population?
Africa, Gender issues, Health
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.
Climate change, Ecosystems, Effect of Human Activities on the Earth, Environmental Public Policy, Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources, Role of Water in Natural and Human-Made Environments
Meet the reporter and photographer behind The Seattle Times' ocean acidification project.
What will happen to the progress that’s been made in education and women’s rights in Afghanistan? It’s a legacy NGOs have spent millions building. And many Afghans worry it's what is most at risk.
Asia, Defense, militarization and security, Education and learning, Gender issues, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations, Modern Day Conflicts
What does it mean to apply soft power?
From the streets of Phnom Penh to the rice fields of Cambodia, Melisa Goss explores what lies behind the sex trade and what is being done to prevent it, stop it, and restore those caught in its trap.
Asia, Gender issues, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights
Despairing of the ability of their squabbling leaders and militiamen to reestablish the state, Libyans are busy reviving the country on their own.
Africa, Human Rights, Human Rights, Modern Day Conflicts
Photographer Dominic Bracco II talks about photographing the lives of fishermen on the Sea of Cortez.
Tomas van Houtryve talks about photographing North Korea from the outside.
Asia, Defense, militarization and security
The Pulitzer Center continues its summer collaboration with Free Spirit Media in Chicago, providing grantee journalists to serve as mentors during student documentary filmmaking workshops.
The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
The Rana Plaza tragedy exposed the hidden cost of Bangladesh’s $20 billion-a-year export garment industry. Jason Motlagh returns to investigate the systemic problems that led to the deadly collapse.
Asia, Globalization, Human Rights, Human Rights
In the most biologically diverse place on earth, rising temperatures are causing trees and plants to adapt. Can they do so fast enough?
Climate change, Science, Ecosystems, Effect of Human Activities on the Earth, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
At least 1.5 million people have fled the conflict in Syria. Most have taken refuge in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, where they are straining resources and raising concerns about regional stability.
Human Rights, Human Rights, refugees, Religion and religious tolerance, Modern Day Conflicts
Reporter Kathleen McLaughlin looks at how China's efforts to provide medical aid to Africa have been corrupted by fake drugs.
Africa, Asia, Health, Human Rights
From HIV/AIDS to malaria and tuberculosis, poor countries endure more than their share of health crises. Now they are stalked by a new nemesis on course to claim even more lives—highway fatalities.
In Nicaragua and El Salvador, a complete abortion ban has led to unsafe abortions and turned doctors into informants. The number of girls under 14 who give birth has increased by 48 percent.
Gender issues, Health, Human Rights, Religion and religious tolerance, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations