Reports by Pulitzer Center journalists for print, online and broadcast news outlets
October 21, 2014 / Harper's James Harkin
How did a terror organization considered too bloody for Al Qaeda morph into something like a government with its own territory—and with troops at the border of a NATO member state?
October 19, 2014 / Mother Jones
Kalyanee Mam
A deal between a Chinese hydro company and Cambodian power brokers has put the Areng Valley at risk. Can villagers and activists save it?
October 17, 2014 / Des Moines Register
Lynn Hicks, Rodney White
"Locally grown," can be a hard sell when the Chinese government admits that nearly 20 percent of the nation's soils are polluted.
May 14, 2010 / The Lancet
Samuel Loewenberg
Growing up in the mountain village of San Juan Quiahije, in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, Maricela Zurita Cruz saw from an early age the special health burdens that affect women there. The...
May 14, 2010 / Frontline
Alexandra Poolos
Alexandra Poolos, for the Pulitzer Center When I traveled to Kyrgyzstan a few years ago, I had reservations about meeting with Edil Baisalov. At the time, he had lost his funding support through a...
May 13, 2010 / GlobalPost
Haley Sweetland Edwards
Yemen is the most gorgeous place you'll probably never visit. In the north and east, the walled-cities of Sana'a and Shibam, both UNESCO Heritage sites, rise up out of the desert, all filigree and...
May 10, 2010 / Des Moines Register
Philip Brasher
The bitter battle that seed giants Monsanto Co. and Pioneer Hi-Bred wage for the hearts and pocketbooks of farmers doesn't end in the United States. They're going at it in Africa, too. The profit...
May 10, 2010 / Des Moines Register
Philip Brasher
The landscape in this area east of Johannesburg, a slightly rolling plain with fields of tall corn, could almost pass for the American Midwest. Except for one feature - the giant yellowish mounds...
May 9, 2010 / Des Moines Register
Philip Brasher
There's nothing like rain to wreck the field trial of a crop designed to resist drought. So an arid plain south of Nairobi is considered a good place to test drought-resistant biotech corn seeds: It...
May 9, 2010 / Des Moines Register
Philip Brasher
Fog shrouds the terraced hills, and a stream is swollen from the rain that fell overnight, but the damage of a drought that left 10 million Kenyans dependent on food aid is still evident. On many of...
May 9, 2010 / Des Moines Register
Philip Brasher
In Iowa, corn is king. In eastern and southern Africa, it's more important than that. Americans feed corn to livestock or turn it into motor fuel or a sweetener for soft drinks. Africans eat it....
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Gaurav Noronha from School Without Walls in Washington, DC reports on the HIV-AIDS crisis in the US.
May 6, 2010 / Des Moines Register
Philip Brasher
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