Projects

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.
Launched March 12, 2018 Nina Robinson, Radcliffe "Ruddy" Roye
Nina Robinson and Ruddy Roye traveled to campuses across the country to see why young black people choose HBCUs and how they experience race in America.
Launched March 5, 2018 Natalie Hutchison
In the sleepy Peruvian rainforest hides an aquatic anomaly, protected by a shaman and for centuries thought only a legend. Explore how native cosmology is helping protect it from climate change.
Launched February 19, 2018 Esohe Osabuohien
Exploring race and gender in Cuba is as complex as its political and economic situation. A growing population of Afro-Cubans and artist-activists are demanding a change to their narratives.
Launched February 19, 2018 Taylor Weidman, Dene-Hern Chen
For the fishing villages around the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan, fortunes ebb and flow with the water's tide.
Launched February 15, 2018 Mark O’Connell
Silicon Valley billionaires have been buying up New Zealand land, gaining citizenship and influencing immigration policy. Why are they so drawn to the place, and what is the ideology behind it all?
Launched February 12, 2018 Max Toomey, Sarah Bellingham
Feeling abandoned and disenfranchised, a group of previously apolitical voters in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, wages a grassroots campaign for the only man they feel can save them.
Launched February 12, 2018 Stefano Liberti, Enrico Parenti
How Western and Brazilian agribusiness are planning to take over an entire region of Mozambique to produce commodity crops for export.
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?