Projects

Launched August 27, 2018 Matthew Komatsu
From the personal to international, examining the long-term cultural impact of the 2011 Japan tsunami.
Launched August 27, 2018 Jaime Joyce
What challenges do kids face when a parent is imprisoned? “Children of the Incarcerated" introduces young readers to programs that help families stay connected when a parent is behind bars.
Launched August 27, 2018 AJ Naddaff
Kosovo has been one of the largest per-capita contributors of European jihadists to the wars in Syria and Iraq. Now many fighters are returning home. How is the state handling them?
Launched August 23, 2018 Vivienne Walt, Sebastian Meyer
Vivienne Walt and Sebastian Meyer traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo, home to most of the world's cobalt, to see how huge global demand can be met without rampant child labor and corruption.
Launched August 23, 2018 Indira Lakshmanan
"Indira Lakshmanan Reports" highlights Lakshmanan's reporting, commentary, and public event appearances.
Launched August 20, 2018 Amanda Michelle Gordon
Brazil has put laws into place to serve the autistic community, but barriers exist that prevent legal rights from becoming a reality.
Launched August 16, 2018 Meg Vatterott
How does climate change disrupt a vulnerable community's access to water? Meg Vatterot reports on the effect of Mexico City's water crisis on the Mazahua indigenous community.
Launched August 15, 2018 Zack Beauchamp
Hungary's democracy is on the brink of total collapse. How could this happen in an advanced European nation? And what does Hungary's crisis mean for the future of democracy globally?
Launched August 15, 2018 Caron Creighton
Asylum seekers to Israel are faced with a number of struggles. For example, there are many anti-immigrant polices that force them into undesirable situations in order to remain in the country.
Launched August 13, 2018 Marc Gunther
Governments, foundations, and nonprofits aim to help the world's poorest people by giving them livestock, cash, training, and education. What works best? How do we know?
Launched August 10, 2018 Jason Motlagh, Mark Oltmann
In 2017, Myanmar’s military targeted Rohingya Muslims in a pogrom of mass murder and rape. We investigate the deadliest massacre of a state-orchestrated genocide, years in the making.
Launched August 9, 2018 Larry C. Price
Airborne particles—sometimes much smaller than the width of a human hair—are not just contributing to climate change. They are a leading driver of serious illness the world over.
Launched August 8, 2018 Thomas Dworzak
A moving photo essay about the Maasai in northeast Tanzania, who are struggling to make a living on ancestral lands that the government keeps trying to take away.
Launched August 7, 2018 Jill Langlois, Lianne Milton
Brazil’s prison system is in crisis. The wives and mothers of inmates at Alcaçuz—some who live right next door to the maximum-security prison—are its unseen victims.
Launched August 7, 2018 Susan Meiselas
Real estate investors are violating the hard-fought land rights of the Garífuna, an Afro-Caribbean community in Honduras whose unique and endangered culture has been recognized by UNESCO.
Launched August 7, 2018 Jonas Bendiksen
Greenland is facing a migration pattern that, if it continues, is a matter of national survival: The women are leaving.
Launched August 7, 2018 Chien-Chi Chang
The Lumad people are suffering, and the world has largely turned a deaf ear.
Launched August 7, 2018 Emin Ozmen
In Azerbaijan, Emin Özmen captures a story of assimilation: the integration of the Talysh, with their distinct and sometimes fading traditions, into a country asserting its national identity.
Launched August 7, 2018 Stuart Franklin
This project looks at struggles over land rights faced by indigenous communities in Sarawak, Malaysia.
Launched August 7, 2018 Ari Daniel
A ship enters punishing seas. A plane skims above a heaving ocean. All to determine the origins of the coldest, densest water of the North Atlantic—which fuels the ocean's global circulation system.
Launched August 3, 2018 Jaime Joyce
Who are the Rohingya? Why have they fled Myanmar? "A Safe Place to Learn and Grow" takes young readers to Bangladesh to learn what is being done to help refugee children heal and access education.
Launched July 30, 2018 Nathaniel Rich, George Steinmetz
Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe.
Launched July 27, 2018 Don Belt
Don Belt, a longtime National Geographic writer and editor, shares his method in teaching Paul Salopek's approach to reporting with educators across academic fields and interests. 
Launched July 27, 2018 Nicole Brigstock
The 2015 earthquakes and Indian blockade intensified Nepal’s existing problems of sex trafficking. How is civil society responding?