Projects

Launched February 6, 2018 Shiho Fukada
This project examines social and economic crises in a super-aging Japan.
Launched February 6, 2018 Ifath Sayed, Jueun Choi
Many refugee children in Malaysia are attempting to adjust to a foreign society, but with their illegal status, everyday lives are ridden with fear.
Launched February 1, 2018 Warren Cornwall, Tanmoy Bhaduri
In the 1960s, Bangladesh walled off parts of its coast to stop flooding and create farmland. Today that land is afflicted with chronic flooding, due to these very walls. Can the problem be solved?
Launched January 25, 2018 Tomas van Houtryve
The Pulitzer Center Catchlight Media fellow, Tomas van Houtryve, reports on the U.S.-Mexico border and the “weaponization” of photography using historical photographic techniques alongside cutting-edge surveillance technology.
Launched January 24, 2018 Haley Joelle Ott
Seaweed farming in Zanzibar generated economic power for rural women, but as climate change causes crop failures, a scientist scrambles to save the industry—and the hard-won gains of women.
Launched January 16, 2018 Jack Losh
Five years since war erupted, life in the Central African Republic is again spiralling out of control, with families caught in a deepening humanitarian crisis. How do you survive when your country is collapsing?
Launched January 14, 2018 Pat Nabong
The drug war in the Philippines has killed thousands of drug suspects from low-income communities. Despite the severe psychological toll of the drug war on families of slain drug suspects, mental health resources are sparse and often inaccessible.
Launched January 12, 2018 Tracey Eaton
Bolivia can be a rough place for children, especially the most vulnerable. Bolivian President Evo Morales takes pride in protecting youth, but critics question whether he has done enough.
Launched January 9, 2018 Jesse Alejandro Cottrell
A group of mothers with missing children just unearthed the biggest narco mass gravesite in Mexican history. This project documents their struggle to discover what happened their kids.
Launched January 3, 2018 Jack Merlin Watling
The Shia clerics of the Marjai’yah wield growing power and influence in Iraq. What will they do with it?
Launched January 2, 2018 James Whitlow Delano
Post-NAFTA, Mexico was flooded with cheap, sugary, and fatty junk foods from the U.S., spawning a duel crisis—obesity and malnutrition.
Launched December 27, 2017 Melissa Noel
This project explores the long-term emotional and psychological impact that prolonged parental separation due to migration can have on Caribbean children and young adults.
Launched December 27, 2017 Guido Bilbao, Sol Lauría
Heavy machinery is cutting a new road to untouched Caribbean beaches. Extractive industries are threatening the Darien's forests. Who owns these lands? Their ancestral inhabitants are ready to fight.
Launched December 20, 2017 Sawsan Morrar
While Syrians find refuge and aid in Jordan, little has been done to address the mental trauma they have faced—until now.
Launched December 15, 2017 Isaac Kestenbaum, Allison Herrera
Inter(Nation)al ​explores current events through the lens of treaties signed between the U.S. Government and Native Nations. These treaties bind all of us—legally and culturally.
Launched December 14, 2017 Bram Ebus, Stefano Wrobleski
For many people, gold fires the imagination, but can it resolve a crisis? Venezuela finds itself in distress and is going all-in on gold mining—an industry tainted by conflict.
Launched December 14, 2017 Julian Aguilar, Kiah Collier
Donald Trump's promised border wall will involve taking land from hundreds of people. An earlier land grab to build border fencing was rushed, sloppy, and gave landowners wildly differing payments.
Launched December 11, 2017 Nahal Toosi
Did the United States ignore signs of a coming mass atrocity against the Rohingya when it chose to upgrade its relationship with Myanmar and lift sanctions on the country?
Launched December 11, 2017 Kristen Gelineau, Todd Pitman
"All I have left are my words," the Rohingya Muslim refugee said. The AP documents systematic gang rape of Rohingya women by the Myanmar military, and reconstructs a massacre in one Rohingya village.
Launched December 8, 2017 Molly Ball
Earlier this year, pressure from Cambodia's government forced the Cambodia Daily to close its operations. This profile tracks the Daily’s founder as he makes a final attempt to save his newspaper.
Launched December 7, 2017 Gregory Scruggs
In September, Hurricane Irma leveled the island of Barbuda and all 1,800 residents were evacuated. Now, redevelopment and the end of collective land ownership threaten to keep them off their land.
Launched December 1, 2017 Neeta Satam
The floating islands of Loktak Lake, known as “phumdis,” are home to unique animals and plants and an indigenous community—and are threatened by development.
Launched November 30, 2017 Alex Cocotas
After a failed attempt to completely ban abortion, a look at the ongoing reality of women's rights in Poland.
Launched November 29, 2017 Yepoka Yeebo
The embassy was in a run down colonial building. President Obama's portrait was on the wall. The visas cost $6,000. Only one problem: none of it was real.