Projects

Launched October 31, 2017 Richard Stone
During the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s, chemical weapons killed or sickened tens of thousands of Iranians. Studies of the survivors are helping to prepare for—or even deter—future attacks.
Launched October 31, 2017 Uri Blau, Akela Lacy
Together, more than 148 non-profit Jewish federations hold assets of $16 billion in the United States and Canada. Investigative journalist Uri Blau examines how the money is spent.
Launched October 25, 2017 Lauryn Claassen
In El Salvador abortion is illegal, violence against women common, and sex ed extremely limited. Did the Zika virus provide an opportunity for the country to talk about these culturally taboo topics?
Launched October 25, 2017 Erin McGoff
Erin McGoff is producing a full-length feature independent documentary titled "Little Land of Mines" about the resilience of the Lao people as they live among and work to clear 80 million unexploded ordnance from the U.S. Secret War in Laos. 
Launched October 25, 2017 Lisa Palmer
Much is riding on the race to identify and distribute the biological diversity of areas occupied by civil war that the government of Colombia will be receiving as part of the peace deal.
Launched October 23, 2017 Saul G. Elbein, Jim McAuley
Up Canada's West Coast in search of the world's biggest unreported land conflict.
Launched October 18, 2017 Ryan Michalesko
Weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the island continues its battle for food, water and electricity. Ryan Michalesko reports on the fate of this U.S. territory and its people.
Launched October 18, 2017 Emily Codik
Sosua, a northern beach town in the Dominican Republic, was founded by Holocaust refugees. How did it become one of the Caribbean's biggest sex-tourism destinations?
Launched October 13, 2017 Lila Franco
Venezuela is facing its biggest crisis yet: a high inflation rate, shortage of food and medicine, and abuse of power by authorities. And that's only part of the picture.
Launched October 12, 2017 Yasmin Bendaas
Although Algeria is a low emitter of greenhouse gasses, environmental changes like lower rainfall, higher temperatures, and longer cycles of drought have slashed profits for Algerian sheepherders.
Launched October 11, 2017 Reza Sayah, Gelareh Kiazand
In a multi-part series for PBS NewsHour, Reza Sayah and Gelareh Kiazand look at Iran’s influence in its war-torn neighbor.
Launched October 6, 2017 Anita Hofschneider, Cory Lum
Guam is reeling from nearly 100 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by various Catholic priests, including the archbishop. Why has it taken so long for these accusations to surface?
Launched October 5, 2017 Ty McCormick, Cameron Abadi
A series on Europe’s controversial "pay-to-stay" effort to fight migration at its source.
Launched September 26, 2017 José Antonio Iglesias, Mario J. Pentón
The Obama administration’s decision to end the "wet foot, dry foot" policy has created a migration and humanitarian crisis in Central and South America and a new era in Cuban migration.
Launched September 26, 2017 Kenneth R. Rosen
Iraqi Kurdistan wants to split from Iraq's central government. But a group of young Kurds have joined controversial Baghdad-backed militias of Iraq. They provide a unique window on where the country may be heading.
Launched September 25, 2017 Anna Marsibil Clausen
Genetic scientists in Iceland want to warn 2,400 people who are more likely than others to develop breast cancer, but they can't. The individuals have the right not to know.
Launched September 22, 2017 Madeline Bishop, Campbell Rawlins
How is post-colonial Guyana working to break free from its enduring cycles of abuse and suicide?
Launched September 22, 2017 Palak Barmaiya
At an altitude of 11,000 feet, a unique school has been developed in a mountain desert of India—its mission is to help educate children through sustainable community living.
Launched September 19, 2017 Bruno Beidacki
Macau used to be known as the Portugal of Asia. Now, fewer than 1 percent of households speak Portuguese as their primary language. Can this trend change directions?
Launched September 19, 2017 Alex MacLean, Daniel Grossman
Hurricane Harvey caused unprecedented flooding of the U.S. Gulf Coast. Alex MacLean and Daniel Grossman fly over the region to report on the damage and seek lessons for better storm resilience.
Launched September 18, 2017 Kyle Munson, Kelsey Kremer
At the center of the relationship between the world's two main superpowers are a small agricultural state and its governor-turned-ambassador. The stakes never have been higher for these "old friends."
Launched September 15, 2017 Ben Mauk
The uranium boom reshaped the American southwest in the 1950s and 1960s. Ben Mauk reports on the industry's environmental legacy and economic future.
Launched September 13, 2017 Bukola Adebayo, Tina Armstrong
Fine sand is fast disappearing along Lagos coastlines due to unchecked dredging activities. Miners continue with this endeavour despite the environmental impact on Lagos communities.
Launched September 12, 2017 Jake Naughton
For LGBTQ Ugandans, the infamous 'Kill The Gays' bill brought not only unexpected benefits in the form of foreign funding and support, but also a violent backlash among the general public.