On War and Peace

Filming interviews in Colombia
May 23, 2018
by Adam Levy, Sara Reardon

Sara Reardon, Adam Levy, and Greg Kendall-Ball take you behind the challenges Colombia faces as it reintegrates tens of thousands of people back into society following the 2016 peace treaty.

In this Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, photo, F, 22, who says she was raped by members of Myanmar’s armed forces in June and again in September, cries as she speaks to The Associated Press in her tent in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. The Associated Press has found that the rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar’s security forces has been sweeping and methodical. The AP interviewed 29 women and girls who say they were raped by Myanmar’s armed forces, and found distinct patterns in their accounts, their assailants’ uniforms and the details of the rapes themselves. The most common attack involved groups of soldiers storming into a house, beating any children inside and then beating and gang raping the women. Image by Wong Maye-E. Bangladesh, 2017.
May 23, 2018
by Kristen Gelineau, Todd Pitman

The Associated Press won the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards Grand Prize. Another grantee, Foreign Policy, was honored with an RFK Journalism Award for new media. 

Screenshot from PBS NewsHour.
May 21, 2018 / PBS NewsHour
by Marcia Biggs

A proxy war in Yemen between Iran-backed Houthi rebels and a Saudi Arabia-led coalition has led to starvation; relief supplies have been blocked to the poorest country in the region.

8 year old Imad lost his legs when his home was bombed in 2015.  Samah Mohamed, his prosthetics technician, tries to get him to wear these prosthetics, but they are old, heavy, and don’t bend at the knee. Instead he prefers to scoot around on his hands. He’s one of many children with amputations being treated at the Prosthetic and Physiotherapy Center in Aden. Screenshot from PBS NewsHour.
May 19, 2018 / PBS NewsHour
by Marcia Biggs

In Yemen, some of the most vulnerable victims are the 2 million children on the brink of starvation, or those who lost limbs during the fighting. In Aden, many children have been fit with prosthetic...

Moaad sits in the rubble of his home in the Kraytar district of Aden, hit so hard during the 2015 battle between government forces and Houthi rebels. Three years after the battle, this neighborhood, like so many in Aden, has never been rebuilt. Image by Marcia Biggs. Yemen, 2018.
May 18, 2018 / PBS NewsHour
by Marcia Biggs, Javier Manzano

Yemen is on the brink of collapse. Less than half of its health facilities are functional amid epidemics of preventable and largely eradicated diseases like cholera.

May 17, 2018
by Marcia Biggs, Javier Manzano

As the conflict in Yemen enters its fourth year, PBS NewsHour's Marcia Biggs travels to the Middle East's poorest nation to report on what the U.N. is calling the "world's worst humanitarian...

Souad and her family fled Basateen, a suburb of Aden, two months before this photo was taken. They may be safe from bombs, but they have become homeless in their own land and still face the daily threat of starvation. Image by Marcia Biggs. Yemen, 2018.
May 17, 2018 / PBS NewsHour
by Marcia Biggs, Javier Manzano

It's being called the forgotten war. With access for journalists limited and dangerous, Yemen, home to the world's worst humanitarian crisis, goes largely ignored.

Students gathered at National Geographic headquarters in Washington D.C. to see screenings of two films, both funded by the Pultizer Center. Image by Alyssa Sperrazza. United States, 2018.
May 14, 2018
by Alyssa Sperrazza, Dominic Bracco II

Students traveled to Mexico and Uganda when viewing two screenings at National Geographic, both projects showing stories of struggles and triumphs.

The headquarters of Britain's electronic spying agency, GCHQ, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Image by Matt Kennard. England, 2018.
May 11, 2018 / The Intercept
by Matt Kennard

A new “cyber corridor” in England is attracting secretive companies that are producing cutting-edge government surveillance tools.

Screenshot from PBS NewsHour. Kosovo, 2018.
May 8, 2018 / PBS NewsHour
by Malcolm Brabant

Nearly 20 years after the war in Kosovo, efforts to achieve reconciliation between Serbs and ethnic Albanians have suffered one of their worst setbacks in recent years.

Meet Hagar Yahia, a Yemeni woman working to keep her family alive. Image by Nariman El Mofty. Yemen, 2018.
May 7, 2018 / AP News
by Maad Al-Zekri, Nariman el-Mofty

Meet Hagar Yahia, a Yemeni woman working to keep her family alive.

Project Image for Yemen Dirty War
May 7, 2018
by Maggie Michael, Maad Al-Zekri

A war fought in the name of the Yemeni people has exposed dirty deals by all parties to the conflict, including U.S. allies, and pushed the nation to the brink of famine.