Projects

Launched March 15, 2019 Cammie Behnke
Twenty-five years after the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has been labeled a champion for women's rights. What's changed? What work still needs to be done to ensure gender equality in a post-genocide era?
Launched March 5, 2019 Ben Mauk
In the Caucasus mountains, members of the most scattered people in the world—the Circassians—are starting to come home following a decade of concerted online activism.
Launched February 28, 2019 Rebecca Plevin, Omar Ornelas
For decades, people have migrated from the Mexican state of Guerrero for economic reasons. But now, people are leaving Guerrero not to improve their lives, but to save their lives.
Launched February 28, 2019 April Reese
As 88 miles of President Trump’s border wall go up in South Texas, scientists and local residents fear that the unique ecosystems and nature-based economy of the Lower Rio Grande Valley will suffer.
Launched February 27, 2019 William H. Freivogel
Liberal and conservative justices criticize abuses of civil asset forfeiture. Groups from CATO to the ACLU do too. Republicans and Democrats want change, but much of the reform agenda is unfinished.
Launched February 27, 2019 Pam Dempsey, Brant Houston
A data-driven look at the impact of civil asset forfeiture reform laws throughout the Midwest.
Launched February 19, 2019 Merdie Nzanga
Is the 2011 federal Prohibition of FGM Act in Kenya enough to end the practice of female genital mutilation? FGM is deeply rooted in Kenyan cultures, and critics say the law is not enough.
Launched February 14, 2019 Mauricio Lima, Jonathan Blitzer
Jonathan Blitzer, a staff writer for The New Yorker, and documentary photographer Mauricio Lima traveled to Guatemala in order to report on the "push" factors driving people to migrate.
Launched February 14, 2019 Kimberly Dozier
Will the continued suffering of ISIS's victims result in a resurgence of the terror group? 
Launched February 12, 2019 Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico
With self-declared interim president Juan Guaido challenging to take the presidency from Maduro, how will the country overcome its deepest political impasse yet?
Launched February 8, 2019 Alice Su, Sara Hylton
What do Afghan and Pakistani women see as the roots of violent extremism, and how are some of them working together to build peace? Who are the women who are fighting to be more than mere victims?
Launched February 7, 2019 Zoë Carpenter
In Ecuador, the prosecution of women for abortion-related crimes is escalating, with devastating consequences.
Launched January 28, 2019 Marcio Pimenta
In the Peruvian Amazon, 20,000 Wampi Indians decided to organize themselves to defend the jungle from the illegal garimpeiros and the oil industry's ambitions. 
Launched January 28, 2019 Rohit Jain
Reports of congenital disabilities are significantly higher in the northern part of Bhopal, where the 1984 Union Carbide accident occurred, than in the rest of India.
Launched January 22, 2019 Sarah Aziza
The death of Jamal Khashoggi shocked the world—but he was far from the first Saudi dissident to be targeted abroad, and he is by no means the last.
Launched January 15, 2019 Alexander Zaitchik
Under the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s indigenous communities are bracing for an escalation of repression, encroachment, and displacement throughout the Amazon and the rainforest frontier.
Launched January 10, 2019 Caio Mota, Pablo Albarenga
A series of reports on the threats and resistance activities linked to the defence of the last river free of large dams in the Tapajos river basin–now being strangled by a belt of deforestation and the constant expansion of agribusiness.
Launched January 8, 2019 Francesc Badia i Dalmases, Pablo Albarenga
Five courageous personal stories of youths from the Tapajós River.
Launched January 8, 2019 Sue Branford, Thais Borges
Indigenous groups in the Brazilian Amazon are preparing themselves as the economic frontier is reaching their communities. 
Launched January 7, 2019 Carol Rosenberg
Carol Rosenberg tells both big-sweep and incremental stories about the court and captives at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Launched January 4, 2019 Hugh Kinsella Cunningham
Doctors without BordersConflict and corruption have crippled the health infrastructure of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Issues beyond the headlines of war and ebola hide amidst the vast swathes of forest and jungle that cover the country.
Launched January 2, 2019 Marcia Biggs, Julia Galiano-Rios
As plans emerge for a another caravan of migrants to leave Honduras, PBS NewsHour goes to the origin to explore the crisis forcing so many to flee.
Launched December 20, 2018 Adam Willis, Eloisa Lopez
The Catholic Church is an outspoken opponent of a deadly war on drugs in the Philippines. But in a face-off with President Duterte, the Church is losing ground, forcing its clergy to a crossroads.
Launched December 17, 2018 Doug Bock Clark
The North Korean underground railroad is credited with saving thousands of lives over the last two decades—but now Kim Jong-un is on the verge of destroying it.