Projects

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. An 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 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?
Launched July 19, 2018 Monica Long
Imagine Jamaican emigrants having their dreams of working in the United Kingdom with full citizenship fulfilled, and then suddenly being evicted from their homes purchased with their blood, sweat, and tears.
Launched July 19, 2018 Danny Gold
In El Salvador, brutal gangs like MS-13 and 18th Street do not allow members to quit without penalty of death, perpetuating an endless cycle of violence. There's only one exception: joining an evangelical church.
Launched July 18, 2018 Shaina Shealy
Journalist Shaina Shealy reports on the impact of today's digital technologies on women and girls in Myanmar.
Launched July 17, 2018 Esha Chhabra
Entrepreneurs and investors are rewriting the rules of business, challenging conventional growth principles to build an economy fueled by transparency and equality.
Launched July 13, 2018 Olivia Watson
Current political events have demonstrated the fragility of Slovenia's government. From resignations to emerging political parties—what do the people of Slovenia want for their future?
Launched July 12, 2018 Brett Walton
After three years of severe drought, Cape Town’s water supply is at the brink of failure. How do leaders and residents respond to an era of unreliable water?