Projects

Launched April 30, 2018 Paul LeBlanc
This project examines de-radicalization efforts inside London's highest security prison following a string of terrorist attacks that have rocked Europe in recent years.
Launched April 23, 2018 Deborah Bloom
Despite death threats, environmentalist Phyllis Omido is fighting the Kenyan government, demanding compensation for residents of a slum outside Mombasa plagued by lead poisoning for over a decade.
Launched April 17, 2018 Ricardo Martinez
A new generation suffers from heavy metal pollution, with little relief in sight. 
Launched April 16, 2018 Jaime Joyce
What does it mean to be a refugee? What is it like to live in and go to school at a refugee camp? "A Special Kind of School" takes young readers to Kenya to visit the classrooms of refugee students.
Launched April 16, 2018 Richie Davis
Can a “liberal” New England college community and a “conservative” coal-mining Kentucky county’s heartfelt search for common ground point the way toward healing the nation’s deep divisions?
Launched April 12, 2018 Fiona Macleod, Estacio Valoi
Has a laudable transnational anti-poaching initiative been hijacked by organized crime? This project investigates claims the Kruger National Park poaching wars are used to create eco-cocoons for the mega-rich.
Launched April 11, 2018 Isma’il Kushkush
Having survived political oppression and massacres, they came to Israel seeking asylum. But now they’ve been ordered to leave and their future is in limbo.
Launched April 11, 2018 Eli Kintisch
As the ice vanishes, will the Arctic die? Aboard the Norwegian research vessel Helmer Hanssen, Eli Kintisch explores the mystical Arctic ocean during Polar Night, and finds surprising answers.
Launched April 10, 2018 Rachel Oswald
With the threat from North Korea growing and new insecurity about the reliability of the U.S. alliance, support is growing inside South Korea for the country to have its own nuclear weapon.
Launched April 10, 2018 Alex Potter
Three years into the civil and international war, Yemen's health systems are failing. This project will show the variety of health challenges facing Yemenis: trauma, cholera, chronic, and shortage.
Launched April 9, 2018 John Yang, Frank Carlson
Two reports on criminal justice: a look at efforts to keep the mentally ill out of jail and an examination of the struggle to provide the poor with public defenders.
Launched April 6, 2018 Viridiana Vidales Coyt
Native youth are nine times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than their non-Hispanic white peers, according to an NIH study. Community organizations in New Mexico would like to change that.
Launched April 5, 2018 Isadora Kosofsky
Girlhood Denied is the first visual journalistic project that seeks to document girls and the underrepresented Complex PTSD, a life-impacting form of traumatic stress based on sustained betrayal.
Launched April 3, 2018 Nosmot Gbadamosi
In Gambia, authorities believe Chinese fishmeal factories will bring much needed investment to Africa’s smallest nation. Its residents disagree.
Launched April 3, 2018 Hassan Ghedi Santur
Can former fighters with a terrorist group be deradicalized and rehabilitated? An NGO in Somalia is trying to do just that with former Al-Shabab recruits who have defected from the group.
Launched April 2, 2018 Tom Hundley
The nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan is about to move into dangerous waters.
Launched March 28, 2018 Ben Mauk
In Cambodia’s floating villages, tens of thousands of ethnic Vietnamese eke out precarious lives on the Tonle Sap. Born into statelessness, they are not permitted to vote, work, or even live on land.
Launched March 25, 2018 Phil Caller, Tania Rashid
Refugees fear the fate that awaits them in Myanmar and are refusing to return without guarantees of safety. In the camps girls face being trafficked into the sex trade or forced into child marriages.
Launched March 22, 2018 Bruno Federico, Nadja Drost
Colombia’s 2016 peace deal put an end to 52 years of armed conflict and saw over 7,000 guerrillas lay down arms. But the road to build peace is long and strewn with obstacles.
Launched March 22, 2018 Joshua Hammer
Robert Mugabe's downfall after 37 years in power left beleaguered Zimbabweans euphoric, but the rise of Emmanuel Mnangagwa, aka The Crocodile, suggests that the rejoicing might be premature.
Launched March 16, 2018 Malcolm Brabant
Russian meddling, nationalist rhetoric, and lingering hatred block Balkan conflict zones' progress.
Launched March 15, 2018 Tomaso Clavarino
While churches in the economic north are emptying out, those in the global south—especially in Africa—are growing. In Ghana, Evangelicalism and Pentecostalism are booming, but at what price?
Launched March 14, 2018 Timothy McLaughlin
Media freedom is under threat and democratic space is shrinking in Myanmar amid the fallout from the Rakhine crisis.
Launched March 13, 2018 Noah Petersen, Talia Wiener
The Pulitzer Center and the College of William & Mary continue their unique initiative to provide deeper global learning and storytelling experiences for students.