Projects

Launched August 23, 2017 Michelle Nijhuis, Lynn Johnson
Nearly half the people on earth use open fires to cook their food and heat their homes, and the price they pay is steep. But changing the world's kitchens is surprisingly complicated.
Launched August 17, 2017 Richard Bernstein
While the U.S. lives through the domestic storms of the Trump presidency, China is moving boldly in Asia, with historic consequences for American friends, from Taiwan to Thailand.
Launched August 17, 2017 Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
The Syrian war: We see the headlines, but know far less about the people caught in the conflict's crosshairs. What comes next for them, and how will that impact the future of the country and the wider Middle East?
Launched August 6, 2017 Amy Maxmen, Neil Brandvold
In the chaos of crisis and human displacement, aid organizations struggle to track, analyze and respond to information fast enough to provide help. Tech and data science is providing a solution.
Launched August 5, 2017 Jonathan Kaiman, Noah Fowler
Across Africa, the era of U.S. and European hegemony is ending. As China fills the gap, the continent is changing in ways we’re only beginning to understand.
Launched August 4, 2017 Gareth Smail
The Moroccan government is considering an end to its 30-year experiment with Arabic-only education. Are students and teachers ready and willing to return to French?
Launched August 3, 2017 Praveena Somasundaram
Praveena Somasundaram from Guilford College traveled to southern India to report on gender inequality in education and the difficulties and opportunities women face in the workplace in both urban and rural areas.
Launched July 28, 2017 Rebecca Hersher
A plan to build sewage treatment plants all over Haiti after the 2010 earthquake has stalled, despite millions of dollars in international funding.
Launched July 28, 2017 Alice Su
How are newly arrived refugees interacting with preexisting Muslim, Christian and other religious communities in Germany? What role does faith play in their integration, or lack thereof?
Launched July 28, 2017 Ana P. Santos, James Whitlow Delano
What happens to civil society in a country that democratically elects a leader who encourages the summary executions of citizens for drug addiction and the wholesale violation of human rights?
Launched July 24, 2017 Jessie Rowan
How do youth with Type 1 diabetes live with and manage a disease in a country where proper supplies, insulin, education and support can be hard to find?
Launched July 21, 2017 Wes Bruer
If you are scared of terrorists, they relish that. If you express hatred towards them, they feed off of that. But if you laugh at them, they don't know how to react.
Launched July 17, 2017 Poonam Daryani
Though the Zika outbreak in Brazil has seemingly peaked, its aftermath will be felt by the thousands of families caring for and raising children with Zika-related complications and disabilities.
Launched July 16, 2017 Aman Madan
Jordanian Identity is as ambiguous as it is rapidly evolving. After decades of championing coexistence, Jordanian identity remains an elusive social and political phenomenon.
Launched July 11, 2017 Nick Schifrin, Zach Fannin
PBS NewsHour goes inside Russia for a series that explores everything from the bilateral relationship with the United States to ascendant nationalism, widespread propaganda, and the fate of the President Vladimir Putin’s enemies.
Launched July 3, 2017 Amy Russo
Thousands of lone minors fled war to find shelter in Sweden, a once exceptionally welcoming country. Now, asylum regulations are tightening, leaving refugees uncertain of the future.
Launched June 29, 2017 Taylor Lord
Chile is internationally known as a producer of world-class wines. However, the effects of desertification on vineyards have a dire impact on the wine industry.
Launched June 26, 2017 Peg Tyre
The fastest growing chain of schools in the world is a highly controversial for-profit company backed by Silicon Valley investors which promises to educate the poorest of the poor.
Launched June 23, 2017 Kate Corrigan, Anna Russell
Cancer is a terrifying word to anyone, but for women living in developing countries, it can be truly devastating. In Haiti, women must overcome immense challenges to seek diagnosis and care.
Launched June 20, 2017 Elham Shabahat
In Rwanda, increased floods, droughts, and landslides have caused deaths and destroyed homes. How are mountain gorillas and people living near their habitat impacted by and adapting to climate change?
Launched June 19, 2017 Kim Wall
About two decades too late, the Internet is cautiously breaking Cuba's spell of isolation. What impacts on culture and identity does the island's defiant re-connection to the outside world bring?
Launched June 15, 2017 Ana P. Santos
When unmarried sex is outlawed, pregnancy out of wedlock is proof of a crime. Women are jailed—along with their babies.
Launched June 13, 2017 Patrick Reilly
A high-tech bus route was billed as the solution to a chaotic, disorganized transit system. Can everyone involved in that system get on board?
Launched June 2, 2017 Joanna Jolly
Over the past three decades, thousands of Canadian Aboriginal women have been murdered or gone missing. The government has begun investigating why indigenous women are so vulnerable to violence.