Projects

Launched June 16, 2018 Simona Foltyn
The war against ISIS in Iraq is officially over. Now the government faces another momentous task: It must bring those responsible to account.
Launched June 15, 2018 Annalisa Merelli
How paying 14 girls to attend schools boosted an entire economics ecosystem in rural Uttar Pradesh, India.
Launched June 11, 2018 Jon Cohen, William Brangham
Tools are now available to prevent and treat HIV infections, but Russia, Nigeria and the U.S. state of Florida each are struggling, for different reasons, to fully exploit the power of these tools.    
Launched May 17, 2018 Marcia Biggs, Javier Manzano
As the conflict in Yemen enters its fourth year, PBS NewsHour's Marcia Biggs travels to the Middle East's poorest nation to report on what the U.N. is calling the "world's worst humanitarian crisis."
Launched May 15, 2018 Lacy Jane Roberts, Luisa Conlon
After losing his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured, Syrian teenager Ibraheem Sarhan and his father make a new life for themselves in Winnipeg, Canada.
Launched May 15, 2018 Argentina Maria-Vanderhorst
After almost four decades, the one-child policy that controlled women reproductive rights in China ended in 2015. The government is now targeting women to have more than one child.
Launched May 9, 2018 Tom Gardner, Charlie Rosser
A new railway embodies the high modernist aspirations of the Ethiopian government. But a journey from Addis Ababa to the coast reveals the often painful consequences of a grand infrastructure drive.
Launched May 7, 2018 Maggie Michael, Maad Al-Zekri
A war fought in the name of the Yemeni people has exposed dirty deals by all parties to the conflict, including U.S. allies, and pushed the nation to the brink of famine.
Launched May 1, 2018 Sara Reardon, Adam Levy
After more than 50 years of conflict, Colombia is trying to reintegrate thousands of rebels and paramilitary fighters into society. Scientific evidence suggests this will be challenging at the least.
Launched May 1, 2018 Spike Johnson
Active shooter response trainers offer new methods of defense to emergency services, schools, and workplaces, as mass murder rates rise in the U.S.
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 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 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.