Refugee Boom and Bust: A Global Gold Rush

May 12, 2017 /
Malia Politzer, Emily Kassie
Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie report on those profiting from the refugee crisis from smugglers in an outpost on the edge of the Saharan desert to small-time drug dealers in Sicily.
May 1, 2017 /
Lauren Shepherd, Robin Shulman
Grantee journalists present thought-provoking narratives on the refugee crisis, exhibiting a myriad of lessons learned and reflecting on questions that linger after returning from the field.
March 22, 2017 /
Emily Kassie, Robin Shulman
How are the lives of refugees impacted as they migrate throughout the world? And how does their migration affect the global economy? Join us in New York to discuss.  
March 22, 2017 /
Jeff Barrus, Carrie Ching
The International Consortium for Journalists, Elliott Woods, Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie, and Ben Taub all won 2017 Overseas Press Club Awards.
February 8, 2017 /
Emily Kassie, Malia Politzer
Pulitzer Center grantees Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie won this year’s Ellie award for multimedia journalism for their story “The 21st Century Goldrush."
January 23, 2017 /
Emily Kassie, Malia Politzer
Honored reporting covers issues ranging from refugees and the world economy to human rights abuses by the Assad regime.
January 10, 2017 / WNYC Radio
Malia Politzer, Emily Kassie
Journalists Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie discuss their project in the HuffingtonPost Highline, “The 21st Century Gold Rush: How the refugee crisis is changing the world economy."
December 27, 2016 /
Tom Hundley
This week: how the refugee crisis changes the world economy, migrants search for their children, and Pulitzer Center staff picks for a year in photos.
December 24, 2016 / The John Batchelor Show
Malia Politzer, Emily Kassie
Refugees who aren’t granted asylum in Italy usually end up staying anyway despite widespread joblessness. Benefitting from the instability is the Sicilian Mafia, otherwise known as Cosa Nostra.
December 23, 2016 / Huffington Post
Malia Politzer, Emily Kassie
These are the stories of the CEOs, criminal masterminds, pencil-pushers and low-flying vultures who have figured out how to profit from global instability, also known as human suffering.