Teachers at a middle school in Adama, a town in central Ethiopia, struggle to provide quality education.
Economics, Education and learning
Rising temperatures on the Tibetan Plateau in western China are causing melting glaciers and environmental degradation, threatening the vulnerable communities that inhabit the roof of the world.
Climate change, Regional/border disputes, Effect of Human Activities on the Earth, Environmental Public Policy, Role of Water in Natural and Human-Made Environments
Urban public health is one of the most pressing yet neglected issues facing the developing world.
Pulitzer Center grantee Stephen Franklin discusses reporting from Turkey, a country facing crises that range from internal political divisions to a massive influx of Syrian refugees on its borders.
The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations, Modern Day Conflicts
Two transitioning economies, similar development challenges, vastly different population size and stage of growth. Can they learn from each other about providing better healthcare to their people?
Economics, Social Studies, Impact of Global Trade on Regional Civilizations
Lake Titicaca finds itself at great risk from upstream urban pollution as Bolivian residents migrate from the countryside to cities, overwhelming the infrastructure and sending pollution downstream.
Ecosystems, Effect of Human Activities on the Earth, Freshwater Resources
From afar Turkey is a model for others. But within the country, Turks wrangle over their legacy and future, over freedom of the press and a worsening border crisis testing their resolve and humanity.
Globalization, Regional/border disputes, Religion and religious tolerance, Civil Rights, Modern Day Conflicts
Before the international response to the earthquake of 2010 one challenge Haiti didn't face was cholera. Now it does, with 7,000 already dead and a continuing challenge for the entire country.
A full-throttle nuclear arms race is underway in a region where terrorism, ethnic violence, and border disputes are endemic. But the flashpoint isn't Iran. It's Pakistan and India.
Asia, Defense, militarization and security, Regional/border disputes, Modern Day Conflicts
Would you risk your life for poetry? Pulitzer center grantee Eliza Griswold says many Afghan women do, for the sake of landai poems that give voice to the many challenges they face.
Prejudice, Discrimination, and Stigma
In a changing political and social environment Greek youth face the consequences of the debt crisis and at the same time re-examine their identity and values.
Economics, Europe, Globalization, The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
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.
Civil War, Prejudice, Discrimination, and Stigma, War Crimes and Terms of Peace, Modern Day Conflicts
Facial tattoos, once popular among Chaouia women in Algeria, are now less prevalent. This project examines their contribution to identity, their symbolic meaning, and reasons for their disappearance.
Religion and religious tolerance, Social Studies, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations, World Religions
Iraq's Kurds are in business while Turkey and its own Kurdish population are at war. Will success in Iraqi Kurdistan ease tension in Turkey, or will it break an ethnic bond?
Regional/border disputes, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
A battle is being waged in the rainforests of Panama – between those who want to keep their way of life, and those who want economic growth. At stake: billions worth of precious metals.
Effect of Human Activities on the Earth
After 20 years of fading industry, rampant corruption, and no clear ideology, Russia is now on the move. Its young people are finding new homes in—and out—of the country.
Economics, Education and learning, Globalization, Immigration, The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
Haiti’s north is rich with mineral deposits that could infuse millions into the nation’s ailing economy—but only if the government can regulate foreign mining giants and share the wealth.
Effect of Human Activities on the Earth, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
Shiho Fukada documents the lives of disposable workers in Japan in stories that illustrate the global unemployment crisis and the growing gap between rich and poor that has provoked much turmoil.
Economics, Health, Social Studies
Oil in the Caspian Sea is making Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan rich. But with Iran and Russia on the sea, too, is it fueling a naval arms race as well?
The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, Modern Day Conflicts
In Ivory Coast—the world’s top cocoa producer—cocoa farmers bore the brunt of a civil war that killed thousands and displaced more than a million. A year after a power transfer, has anything changed?