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PBS Foreign Exchange

Foreign Exchange Episode Dedicated to Water Issues

Last November Foreign Exchange aired a special edition, focusing on the nearly 1 billion people around the world who lack access to clean water and sanitation. The host, Daljit Dhaliwal, highlighted Pulitzer Center's work on water issues in east Africa and how those reports were then used to frame an interactive web portal to engage the public, and in particular students and educators, throughout the world.

Nir Rosen on Iraq and Afghanistan

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With the new administration, the focus of U.S. interests in the Middle East seems to have shifted from Iraq to stabilization of Afghanistan. But periodic suicide bombings in Baghdad and elsewhere remind us that while we may have moved on, the ethnic and religious struggles in Iraq continue. Nir Rosen has recently returned from the region under the auspices of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He shares first hand accounts of what he's learned.

Afghanistan: Education in Peril

Three decades of war and internal conflict has left an indelible mark on the fabric of Afghan society. Nowhere is this more evident than Afghanistan's educational system. Here, the success or failure of the country's schools will have tremendous impact on its future.

Video by Shaun McCanna, Flamingo Productions

Produced in association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Began airing on Foreign Exchange September 11, 2009

In The Shadow of the Walls

Featured on Foreign Exchange beginning Friday, July 10, 2009.

Produced by Scott P. Harris
In association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

In 1998, the historic Good Friday Agreement ended the thirty-year sectarian war in Northern Ireland known as "The Troubles." Although great strides have been made, the poor working class neighborhoods of Belfast remain fiercely divided. Giant walls, known as "peace lines," keep Catholics and Protestants separated, and while they keep the people safe, they also prevent true peace.

Galleries on the Go

Began airing on Foreign Exchange June 19, 2009

A truck depot is about the last place on earth you'd expect to find an art scene. But in Pakistan, the tradition of painting and detailing trucks adds glitter and glamour to the transport business, and offers a colorful distraction in a country tormented by war and political instability.

Video by Alex Stonehill for the Common Language Project

Produced in association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Nepal: Rebels with a Cause?

For many, Nepal conjures up notions of Mount Everest, Buddhist monks, and hippies seeking a Himalayan high. But this next story shows another side of Nepal -- a country recovering from a decade of civil war in which Maoist rebels recently brought down the long-standing monarchy. It faces the age-old problem: how to integrate former adversaries into a single army.

Produced and reported by Jason Motlagh

Edited by Robin Bell
Bell Visuals

Produced in association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Sulu Gun Culture

Featured on Foreign Exchange the week of Friday, April 17, 2009

Produced by Orlando de Guzman in association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

The Sulu archipelago in the southern Philippines has been the target of a U.S.- assisted counter-insurgency program since 2003, and American troops have helped rout the Abu Sayyaf rebel group. But it remains a dangerous place. Heavily armed rival clans have created an environment of ongoing violence largely unrelated to radical Islam - it's local politics through the barrel of a gun.

Darfur: Broken Promises

More than a year ago, the United Nations mandated a peacekeeping force for the violence-torn Darfur region of Sudan. Two and a half million internally displaced people, known as "IDPs," remain in camps, under threat from government-sponsored forces. Undermanned and under resourced, the peacekeeping force is losing the trust of those it was meant to protect.

Produced, directed and shot by Susan Schulman

Co-produced and edited by Chris Milner

In association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Turkey Rocks

In the 1920's Kemal Ataturk, modern Turkey's founder, forged the country in a strictly secular model, despite its largely Muslim population. Today traditional and Western influences vie for the hearts and minds of youth. Nowhere is this more apparent than in popular music here in Istanbul, the city that literally bridges Europe and Asia.

Produced by: Iason Athanasiadis and Sevin Turan

Videographer: Gokhan Acun

Editor: Seyfettin Tokmak