Once living under a strict patriarchal society, Rwandan women are emerging as business leaders in male-dominated professions such as agriculture—defying the status quo of gender in a post-genocide era.
In a post-genocide era, Rwandan women are stepping forward to rebuild the nation. But can progress continue under authoritarian leadership?
Photographer George Steinmetz documents the consequences of climate change from a different perspective in a new short film, "Losing Earth: From the Air."
Twenty-five years after the genocide, its effects are shaping a new generation.
Michael Scott Moore talks to That Moment When and PBS NewsHour about his time spent in captivity on the Somali Pirate Coast while on a grant from Pulitzer Center.
Land deals along River Nile could easily impair its recharging potential if water abstraction is not regulated.
Interest in the Horn of Africa from foreign powers has always been a double-edged sword.
Refugees fleeing sub-Saharan Africa face extreme hardships in Morocco, including rampant discrimination.
Cammie Behnke, a reporting fellow from Elon University, shares some reflections from her two-week reporting trip to Rwanda, where she covered gender roles in a post-genocide era.
Improving Madagascar's ailing health system will require determination—and data.
Anti-FGM law advocates say the law is not enough. It will take education to help stop the practice.
Part 6 of the six-piece "Failed Aid: What Went Wrong?" series, which investigates citizen reports on failed or unfinished aid projects in Africa.
Twenty-five years after the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has been labeled a champion for women's rights. What's changed? What work still needs to be done to ensure gender equality in a post-genocide era?
Is the 2011 federal Prohibition of FGM Act in Kenya enough to end the practice of female genital mutilation? FGM is deeply rooted in Kenyan cultures, and critics say the law is not enough.
Can a multi-ethnic vigilante group provide much needed trust and security to the conflict-ridden Plateau State of Central Nigeria?
Rwanda’s children born of genocide rape are coming of age—against the odds. Their mothers have now disclosed to their children the circumstances of how they were born.
In South Sudan, the trauma of the war and the use of child soldiers is transmitted from one generation to another. But people are also finding ways to keep hope.
With the new changes to the adoption law in Ethiopia, the country has created a sense of community by caring for children who don't have parents to care for them.
Africa has become the new locus of great power conflict in the 21st century. But this new proxy battle is centered in a tiny nation of just 943,000 people in the Horn of Africa called Djibouti.
As world water shortages worsen, foreign companies are scooping up fertile land in the Nile River basin. But how are some of the world’s poorest countries affected? Water Journalists Africa reports.
Students at the University of Kentucky built a prototype wind turbine which they hope farmers in Nigeria could replicate to efficiently dry grains.
Can mental illness be treated in a country with just one psychiatrist for 4 million people? In Liberia, a pioneering program shows it's possible to tackle mental health issues with scant resources.
As economic migrants and refugees continue their march towards Europe, Spain has replaced Italy as the main entry point to the EU. Malcolm Brabant examines the dynamics on both sides of the Straits of Gibraltar.
Calls for expropriation of white-owned land are growing louder in South Africa, setting off a furious reaction from Afrikaner groups, and laying bare a widening rift in the post-Apartheid nation.
Multimedia journalist Larry C. Price traveled around the world to report on air pollution: specifically, PM2.5. What is it, and how does it manifest across the globe?
Meet journalists Jane Hahn and Max Bearak, who report on group of multiethnic vigilantes keeping the peace in Nigeria.
Meet Jane Hahn and Max Bearak, who discuss their coverage of the feud between farmers and herders in central Nigeria for The Washington Post.
In 1960, about 100,000 turkeys in England suddenly died. Could grain contamination be the cause? Roxanne Scott explores how Nigerian farmers are planning to recover from aflatoxin contamination.
Vivienne Walt and Sebastian Meyer traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo, home to most of the world's cobalt, to see how huge global demand can be met without rampant child labor and corruption.
In a densely populated village outside Mombasa in Kenya, the effects of industrial pollution continue to harm inhabitants. Deborah Bloom chronicles an activist's fight against it.
In May 2018, Hassan Ghedi Santur traveled to Mogadishu, Somalia, to report on former al-Shabab child soldiers and the many challenges that await them once they defect from the group.
Photographer Thomas Dworzak discusses his reporting on Maasai women fighting for their land rights.
Yasmin Bendaas discusses reporting in Algeria—a 2012 project on the disappearing tradition of facial tattoos among the Chaouia and a current project on the effect of climate change on sheepherders.
Nigeria, Russia, and Florida have each had difficulty mounting a strong response to HIV/AIDS, at a time when neighboring countries or states have made progress in bringing their epidemics to an end.
Journalist Tom Gardner discusses a two-part series of articles exploring Ethiopia's so-called "development state" and the crisis of expectations driving mass protest and exodus.
Tom Gardner discusses his reporting as he follows the railway from Addis Ababa to the Djibouti coast examining efforts of the Ethiopian government to use grand infrastructure to develop a poor region.
Ellison wins Innovation award for his interactive graphic novel illustrating the fates of Nigerian children accused of witchcraft.
Ellison's multimedia graphic novel, showcasing accused child 'witches' in Nigeria, was nominated for this year's online Drum awards.
Pulitzer Center grantee Stern was nominated in the International category, and student fellows Nabong and Yates were nominated in the Student Journalism category.
The film, which explores daily life for autistic children in Morocco, was inspired by Spinner's own experience as a mother.
Watch Jacopo Ottaviani and the Pulitzer Center's Steve Sapienza discuss the growing use of data journalism in Africa's newsrooms, tips for organizing cross-border collaborations, and how civic technology capacity is influencing the use of open data and open governments in certain African countries.
Meet the next generation of global changemakers: our contest winners are profiled here, and receive congratulatory videos from journalists reporting on their letters' focal areas.
Oxpeckers won an SAB Environmental Media Award for their Pulitzer Center-supported project on land rights and displaced communities in Mozambique.
Meyer's project investigates the child labor and corruption behind the global demand for cobalt.
Grantees Cassandra Vinograd, Peter Tinti, and Jack Losh were finalists for an award honoring some of the most courageous, yet least recognized, journalists around the world.
Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth,” human inertia, and storytelling as “a moral act” in an interview with Nieman Storyboard.
In a major new environmental journalism initiative, the Pulitzer Center is administering a $5.5 million fund dedicated to covering the world's rainforests.
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Rainforest Journalism Fund, a five-year, $5.5 million initiative focused on raising public awareness of the pressing environmental issues facing the world’s tropical forests.
This lesson introduces students to some of the ways people around the world are fighting climate change in their own communities, and challenges them to take action themselves.
This lesson plan uses resources about women around the world leading nonviolent movements to fight against violence and injustice.
In this project, students explore how we are connected with people across the globe and dive deep into one specific item of their choice to research an issue connected to it.
Students explore Afropunk as a global social catalyst and consider art and fashion's relationship to identity, culture, and social movements.
Independently and collaboratively, students piece together photo puzzles and investigate the stories behind them, all the while considering: Why is it important to seek out the full story?
Indigenous rights and visual literacy take center stage in these activity ideas and classroom resources, using reporting from six countries by Magnum photographers.
Reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
In this printable PDF, you will find text summaries, discussion and comprehension questions, and other useful materials for students and teachers navigating "Losing Earth."
Guide your students in creative, expository, and persuasive writing, class debates, and science communications exercises designed for any subject area.
Activities encouraging students to create and evaluate visual representations of climate change in order to interpret and share environmental knowledge effectively.
What could you and your students do to fight climate change? This resource outlines letter-writing campaigns, research projects and school-wide event ideas for students.
Find all the context you need to teach "Losing Earth," including historical timelines and original transcripts from Senate hearings on climate change.