Religion & Power

A Hui Chinese man at one of the Sufi shrines in Lanzhou, northwestern China. Image by Alice Su. China, 2016.
July 17, 2017
by Sydney Combs, Alice Su

For Sinica Podcast, grantee Alice Su compares Islamophobia in China to that in the U.S. and Europe—discussing the similarities despite the cultural and political differences.

Civilians fleeing Basra. Image by Paolo Pellegrin. Iraq, 2003.
July 5, 2017
by Cece Charendoff, Paolo Pellegrin

Pulitzer grantees Paolo Pellegrin and Scott Anderson win the 2017 Marco Bastianelli award for the Italian edition of their book 'Fractured Lands.'

Romeo plays cards to make time pass. He and other workers are not paid by the company since January 2017. They stay in the camp waiting for their case to be processed. Image by Hans Lucas. Qatar, 2017.
July 3, 2017 / Rappler
by Ana P. Santos

For the workers stranded in the labor camps, reforms and resolutions cannot come fast enough.

Zina laws criminalize unmarried sex. Pregnancy becomes proof of a crime and women end up going to jail with their babies. Image by OM. Qatar, 2017.
July 1, 2017 / DW
by Ana P. Santos

Low-skilled migrant women in Qatar are being imprisoned for being pregnant outside of wedlock because of "zina" laws that criminalize sex outside of marriage.

Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama speaks with diplomats at the TransJakarta Bus headquarters in March 2016. Image by Australian Embassy Jakarta/ Timothy Tobing. Indonesia, 2016.
June 22, 2017 / Foreign Policy
by Krithika Varagur

How have such bad laws gotten on the books in Muslim countries? It's complicated.

June 19, 2017

This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.

June 19, 2017

In this Common Core-aligned lesson, students will learn about the emerging cohort of women lawyers in Saudi Arabia. They will explore the history, culture, and politics of the country to understand...

The headquarters of Radio Rodja, Indonesia’s leading Salafi station, in Cileungsi, Bogor, West Java. Image by Krithika Varagur. Indonesia, 2017.
June 18, 2017 / Voice of America
by Krithika Varagur

Salafism is visibly on the rise in middle-class Jakarta suburbs, and one reason is that it directly reaches them through radio and TV stations like Radio Rodja in Bogor.

Image by Ana P Santos. Qatar, 2017. 
June 15, 2017
by Ana P. Santos

When unmarried sex is outlawed, pregnancy out of wedlock is proof of a crime. Women are jailed—along with their babies.

Jo, a domestic worker from the Philippines, was five months pregnant when she was sent to prison for having sex outside of marriage. She was released when her son was 7 months old, only after she agreed to marry his father. Image courtesy of News Deeply. Qatar, 2017.
June 14, 2017 / News Deeply
by Ana P. Santos

In Qatar, “zina” laws ban unmarried couples from sex. Rights advocates say those most likely to be in jail for this transgression are low-skilled migrant women.

Panelist Allison Shelley describes her work in India, Nepal, Nigeria, and Senegal, during the Global Health panel at Pulitzer Center Gender Lens Conference. Image by Jin Ding. United States, 2017.
June 9, 2017
by Cece Charendoff, Allison Shelley

"Global Health" panelists discussed current initiatives, the future of public health, funding, and the importance of giving communities a voice in their own treatment.

Journalist and Pulitzer Center grantee Scott Anderson.
June 7, 2017
by Scott Anderson, Jason Motlagh

The first edition of Detours, a new podcast supported by the Pulitzer Center, launched with an interview with journalist Scott Anderson.