Projects

Launched February 25, 2009 Peter DiCampo
Every year, thousands of women and young girls migrate from Ghana’s poorer, Muslim north to the major cities of the Christian south. Known as Kayayo, they travel to work as porters in city markets, and spend their days carrying heavy loads for meager wages. Due to a shortage of employment...
Launched February 15, 2009 Karl E. Meyer, Shareen Brysac
In few places has coexistence between Muslims and non-Muslims been more sorely tested as in India, yet few post-colonial nations can claim a more unlikely success.
Launched January 30, 2009 Glenn Baker, Steve Sapienza
In Bangla, "easy like water" translates roughly as "piece of cake." The irony is that in Bangladesh -- with 150 million people in a country the size of Iowa, water poses a relentless threat.
Launched January 18, 2009 Asim Rafiqui, Elliott Woods
Gazan healthcare facilities have been strangled by an Israeli blockade since June 2007, when Hamas wrested control of Gaza from rival Fatah.
Launched January 14, 2009 Meredith May, Carlos Avila Gonzalez
Every January, 83-year-old Olga Murray of northern California goes to southwestern Nepal for the annual Maghe Sankranti winter festival.
Launched January 6, 2009 Lygia Navarro
Six months after Fidel Castro's exit, Lygia Navarro explores the hidden epidemic of depression in Cuba.
Launched December 27, 2008 Clayton Worlfolk, Jordan deBree
In the last several years, at least one dozen Mexican norteño musicians have been murdered in a wave of violence bearing the brazenness and brutality of Mexico's drug cartels.
Launched December 7, 2008 Ryan Libre, Tim Patterson
The Himalayan foothills of northern Myanmar form the ancestral homeland of the Kachins, an ethnic group that has endured decades of brutal repression at the hands of the Burmese military.
Launched December 1, 2008 David Hecht
Twenty-five years ago Abdullahi Tijjani had a vision for Kuki, a village in the north of Nigeria he became chief of at age 14: "Hunger will become a thing of the past once we marry modern technolo
Launched November 15, 2008 Iason Athanasiadis
How does an affluent First World nation-state go from stability to near social collapse in the space of a week?
Launched November 6, 2008 Jennifer Redfearn
Climate change is threatening to displace 2,500 inhabitants of the Carteret Atoll in the South Pacific. Their stories are the main topic explored in the Academy Award®-nominated film Sun Come Up.
Launched October 4, 2008 Sharon Schmickle, Fred de Sam Lazaro
Ug99, a virulent fungal disease, could create a major food security crisis by attacking the world's second largest crop, wheat.
Launched September 5, 2008
Sony and Intel Corporation partner with Pulitzer Center and YouTube for a first-ever journalism competition! The project encourages aspiring journalists to produce short, high-quality video pieces focused on stories that are not usually covered by the traditional media.
Launched August 29, 2008 Beth Murphy, Kevin Belli
Thousands of Iraqis risked everything to work for the U.S.-led occupation because they believed in democracy.
Launched August 28, 2008 Ryan Anson
Four days before the opening of the Olympic Games in Beijing, the Chinese government faced an unexpected wave of violence in the heart of the country's restive Muslim homeland.
Launched August 23, 2008 Jason Motlagh
Sri Lanka is a byword for beauty and tragedy.
Launched August 18, 2008 Joel Brinkley
For much of the world Cambodia brings to mind the horrors of the Khmer Rouge's killing fields.
Launched August 17, 2008 Jack Chance, Simon Dearnaley
The doubling of the price of rice in Asia has given rise to what some have coined "the Asian Food Crisis." While some economists feel that this is a temporary price hike, others see that the devas
Launched August 15, 2008 Matthew Hay Brown
An exodus of more than 2 million Iraqis is reshaping the Middle East -- with ominous implications for the region.
Launched August 8, 2008 Jason Maloney, Zygmunt Dzieciolowski
The war between Russia and Georgia caught most of the world by surprise but it is a conflict that has long been brewing – and one that is part of a larger drama.
Launched August 8, 2008 Ginny Hill
The poorest nation in the Arab world struggles with high population growth, 40% unemployment and a persistent flow of refugees from Somalia.
Launched July 7, 2008 David M. Barreda, Kara Andrade
In the remote Petén region of northern Guatemala, environmentalists are fighting environmentalists in a behind-the-scenes ideological conflict over how best to save the vast but rapidly shrinking
Launched July 1, 2008 Heba Aly
Northern Sudan is a region that has largely been ignored, eclipsed by rebellion in Darfur and a civil war in the south that lasted two decades.
Launched June 18, 2008 Joe Rubin
In almost three decades of rule, Robert Mugabe's evolution from liberator to tyrant led Zimbabwe from democratic independence and its status as South Africa's breadbasket to a one-party state with