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
For more than 300 years, Scotland has been a loyal member of the United Kingdom. But in the fall of 2014, Scots will vote on whether they want to become an independent nation.
Europe, Regional/border disputes
Le Monde journalist Yves Eudes discusses his six-part reporting project on climate change in the Arctic.
Journalists Fred de Sam Lazaro and Simone Ahuja discuss their reporting from India.
While the debate over health user fees has been raging in international development circles for decades, in Malawi the issue has a longer history, combustible politics, and intense personal relevance...
In Malawi, people are using a deceptively simple strategy to alleviate poverty: giving poor people money and letting them decide how to spend it.
Journalist Larry Price discusses his reporting on what it's like to be a child laborer in the gold mines of Burkina Faso.
Panama is confronting its electricity crisis by constructing a major dam near a territory designated for the Ngäbe-Buglé, an indigenous people who believe the dam will threaten their way of life.
Effect of Human Activities on the Earth, Environmental Public Policy, Role of Water in Natural and Human-Made Environments
Allison Shelley and Allyn Gaestel discuss the challenges of reporting on "Chaupadi: Nepali Women's Monthly Exile" and the barriers to reproductive health care faced by women in rural Nepal.
Asia, Gender issues, Health, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations, World Religions