Global Goods, Local Costs

“Stop killing the bees and biodiversity,” says Heavenly Organics co-founder Amit Hooda. “And we live in harmony with each other–so stop killing one another. There are other ways to make money.”  Image by Mike Leibowitz. India, 2017.
February 19, 2018 / Wired.com
by Esha Chhabra

In some of India’s most dangerous conflict areas, one company is using sustainable farming as a model for economic growth–and peace.

Emergency care physician Rodrigo Lobo was the first to suspect a yellow fever outbreak in the area around Teófilo Otoni, Brazil. The city is about 460 miles north of Rio de Janeiro. Image by Mark Hoffman. Brazil, 2017.
February 15, 2018
by Rebecca Kaplan

Pulitzer Center-supported journalists and student fellows screen films and discuss their global health related reporting, from climate change to domestic violence.

A Rohingya refugee displays her burn scars. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Bangladesh, 2017.
February 15, 2018
by Doug Bock Clark, Nahal Toosi

Pulitzer Center grantee journalists Doug Bock Clark and Nahal Toosi provide first-hand information from Myanmar and surrounding region.  

A boy carries another child in Kutapalong Refugee Camp. In this unofficial camp, tents are constructed with plastic tarps that had been used to evaporate seawater. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Bangladesh, 2017.
February 14, 2018
by Doug Bock Clark, Rebecca Hamilton

Join the Pulitzer Center and American University for a conversation over the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar with journalist Doug Clark.

Children from Mutuali district, Northern Mozambique. Image by Stefano Liberti. Mozambique, 2017.
February 13, 2018
by Stefano Liberti, Enrico Parenti

Stefano Liberti and Enrico Parenti traveled to Mozambique for two weeks to report on the Pro Savana project in Mozambique, the controversial plan launched in Mozambique to industrialize agriculture.

Venezuela's new resource extraction plan could have a serious negative environmental impact. Screenshot from video by Bram Ebus. Venezuela, 2017.
February 12, 2018
by Bram Ebus

Pulitzer grantee Bram Elbus investigates the connection between political unrest in Venezuela and the government's focus on mining and extracting natural resources.

Texas National Guard soldiers rescue a civilian in flooded areas around Houston, Texas, on 27 August, 2017. Image by 1Lt. Zachary West, 100th MPAD. United States, 2017.
February 12, 2018 / Pulitzer Center
by Vince Beiser

Hurricane Harvey had help from sand miners, Vince Beiser reports.

Maputo says it has no plans to evict farmers from their land, nor lease it to any foreign company. Image by Enrico Parenti. Mozambique, 2017.
February 12, 2018 / Al Jazeera
by Enrico Parenti, Stefano Liberti

In Mozambique, farmers are battling to keep their land in Nakarari.

Mozambican authorities say the project will benefit small, medium and big famers. Image by Enrico Parenti. Mozambique, 2017.
February 12, 2018
by Stefano Liberti, Enrico Parenti

How Western and Brazilian agribusiness are planning to take over an entire region of Mozambique to produce commodity crops for export.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro hefts a bar of gold purportedly dug and processed in the Arco Minero, though experts have their doubts. Image via Twitter Prensa Presidencial @PresidencialVen
February 6, 2018 / Mongabay
by Bram Ebus

The final installment of a series examining the relationship between the economy and natural resources in Venezuela.

Student journalist Nupur Shaw (right), pictured with classmate Elizabeth Youssef, during the filming of Weaving Connections 2017.
February 3, 2018

Students learn about the history of globalization and how it impacts their lives. They will analyze how journalists visualize global stories and make connections between global and local issues.

February 2, 2018

Students evaluate how visual images work in tandem with words to create stories and produce writing that pairs text with visuals to describe the story of textile manufacturing in Winston-Salem, NC.