Global Goods, Local Costs

July 12, 2017
by Alexis Okeowo, Tom Hundley

Pulitzer Center at NABJ 2017 National Convention and Career Fair. Come pitch your international stories!

Improvised mosque in a squatter refugee camp. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Bangladesh, 2017.
July 6, 2017 / Field Notes
by Doug Bock Clark

Doug Bock Clark explores the idea of home for those in a Rohingya refugee camp.

A Rohingya refugee displays her burn scars. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Bangladesh, 2017.
July 6, 2017 / Field Notes
by Doug Bock Clark

Doug Bock Clark examines the physical and mental scars of the Rohingya refugees in Myanmar.

Brian Jovo, 14, collects contaminated water from a pool at Kabwe's Black Mountain. Image by Larry Price. Zambia, 2017.
July 6, 2017
by Larry C. Price

Kabwe, Zambia, might be Africa's most toxic city. The lead and zinc mining that began at the dawn of the 20th century is responsible for sickening more than a third of its residents.

Frans Weewee stands in the jungle behind his village in Brownsweg. His backyard is filled with the fruits that the Saamaka people grew up gathering and farming, banana, mango, cassava, sugarcane, and fruits he described as mope, maripa, tajerblad and awara. Image by Stephanie Strasburg. Suriname, 2017.
July 5, 2017 / Field Notes
by Rich Lord, Stephanie Strasburg

Frans Weewee and his family attempt to rebuild Brownsweg, Suriname, after the devastating effects of the Afobaka Dam.

Graffiti near the Myitsone Dam. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Myanmar, 2017.
July 4, 2017 / Field Notes
by Doug Bock Clark

Many different factors lead to civil war in Kachin State, Myanmar, but Doug Bock Clark finds popular opinion blames the Myitsone dam.

June 27, 2017

Global/World Topic - Speech #5 Every student is a member of a group, and they will have five (5) minutes to present on the country their group has selected. Directions: There are suggested topics...

Rohingya refugees in squatter refugee camp. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Bangladesh, 2017. 
June 26, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Doug Bock Clark

The UN runs several refugee camps for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar in Bangladesh, including Kutapolong. However, most refugees live in informal squatter camps. This is a look at life in both camps.

A small-scale miner processes gold ore by hand in an informal settlement in Johannesburg. Image by Mark Olalde. South Africa, 2017.
June 26, 2017 / IOL
by Mark Olalde

The abandonment of South African gold mines—coupled with a high commodity price—has created a network of criminal syndicates operating in abandoned mines around Johannesburg.

A Jan Jagriti Kendra field officer speaking about unity in Riwapar, a village where 90 percent of the inhabitants migrate out to brick kilns and other construction sites. Image by Yardain Amron. India, 2017.
June 22, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Yardain Amron

Each fall a million people from Chhattisgarh in India knowingly migrate hundreds of miles to labor in one of the most exploitative industries in the world. Why?

Masika Katsuva set up a centre for rape survivors in Minova, Congo, where soldiers raped at least 76 women and children over several days in 2012. Image by Fiona Lloyd-Davies. Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2012.
June 19, 2017 / The Guardian
by Fiona Lloyd-Davies

On International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, filmmaker Fiona Lloyd-Davies reflects on any progress made.

Children, boys and adults work daily, weather permitting, digging rocks out of the slag heaps adjacent to the non-operating lead mine at Kabwe. The larger rocks are piled, crushed by small hammers, bagged, and ultimately sold as building material. The rocks contain up to 5 percent lead and are highly toxic. Locals with no other jobs perform this hazardous work.  Image by Larry C. Price. Zambia, 2017. 
June 17, 2017 / Field Notes
by Larry C. Price

Near the site of a shuttered lead mine in Zambia's second-largest city, families dig rocks from polluted slag to resell for building materials.