Fragile States

Still image from Jane Ferguson's PBS NewsHour video, "South Sudan’s Civil War Spirals into Genocide, Leaving Ghost Towns in its Wake." 2017.
June 26, 2017 / Field Notes
by Jane Ferguson

Reflections on a local journalist's persistant pursuit of political accountability and public awareness.

New informal development in a Western suburb of Cairo encroaches onto agricultural land. Image by Jahd Khalil. Egypt, 2016.
June 24, 2017 / CityMetric
by Jahd Khalil

Egyptians are building on their farmland. In the short term, it makes sense for farmers to cash out on their small plots, but are they selling off Egypt's future food supply?

Still image from July 2016, PBS NewsHour broadcast on the tensions between Russia and NATO from Cold War Fault Lines reporting project by Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin. Ukraine, 2016.
June 23, 2017
by Nick Schifrin, Zach Fannin

Nick Schifrin and Zack Fannin will discuss their PBS NewsHour reporting on Russia, Ukraine, NATO, and the Baltics.  

Image by Bruno Federico. Venezuela, 2017.
June 23, 2017 / PBS NewsHour
by Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico

Venezuelans face nationwide shortages of food at inflation prices, and children are suffering: child malnutrition is rising at an alarming rate.

This minibus, probably a secondhand American school bus, is owned by transportation firm Calfia. Note that vehicles like these, regardless of owner, are locally known as "calafias." Image by Patrick Reilly. Mexico, 2017.
June 22, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Patrick Reilly

Climb aboard Tijuana's old and new buses with this audio slideshow.

Click the link below to view a full-screen interactive map of this project's reporting. Images and data visualization by Patrick Reilly. Mexico/United States of America, 2017.
June 20, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Patrick Reilly

Explore the bus and trolley lines on both sides of the US-Mexico border.

Girl Be Heard performing at the Gender Lens conference. Image by Jin Ding. United States, 2017.
June 19, 2017
by Jordan Roth

A youth group that focuses on social justice issues, based their performance on gender-related Pulitzer Center reporting.

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.

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.

June 19, 2017 / The Daily Beast
by Emily Feldman

More than a year after ISIS kidnapped them and tore them apart, two Iraqi sisters-in-law reunited in Germany through an unprecedented emergency asylum program.

A resort near Male, the capital of the Maldives, where growing Islamic radicalization has highlighted security concerns at resorts. Image by Kai Schultz. Maldives, 2017.
June 19, 2017 / The New York Times
by Kai Schultz

After the killing of a liberal blogger in April, many fear that the Maldives, a Muslim island nation, is ill equipped to guard against extremism.

A woman walks through the flooded IDP camp in Malakal, South Sudan. Image by Ty McCormick. South Sudan, 2014.
June 14, 2017
by Michael Kavanagh, Ty McCormick

Two Pulitzer Center-supported projects nominated and seven grantees shortlisted for 2017 One World Media Awards for international journalism and media coverage of global issues.