A new generation of educated and passionate South Sudanese women, often from the diaspora, have come back to help rebuild their country and search for their identity.
Forestland grabs are not only denying land rights to forest communities and indigenous people but also leading to biodiversity loss and climate change.
It takes more than a village to reverse deforestation. For Sierra Leoneans, it's a matter of changing the mindset of the people—hopefully before more tragedy strikes.
Vigilante Group of Nigeria forms the first line of defense between the population and the unknown masked men terrorizing central Nigeria's fertile farmland.
The Pulitzer Center and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted an event on the migrant crisis and geopolitical issues in Libya moderated by Indira Lakshmanan and featuring with Ambassador Wafa Bughaighis of Libya, Pulitzer Center-supported journalists, and regional experts.
Up to 10.3 million hectares of land has been acquired by investors from individuals, communities and governments in the 11 Nile basin countries since 2000. So, what does this means to rural women?
Civilians are stepping in to stop the violence between farmers and herders.
This film examines the ways historical inequalities, inefficient bureaucracy, and a lack of urgency lead to unsafe and improper infrastructure conditions in rural South African schools, hindering learning and resulting in tragic deaths.
Ismail Einashe joins Eric & Cobus on The China Africa Project podcast where he discusses his reporting on China's standing in African countries.
Lam is 11 years old. He flees, then follows the men with guns. Today, he still lives with his nightmares. (French language broadcast)
South Sudan, the youngest nation in the World, turned 7 years old on the 9th of July 2018. But lives are still lost, and the optimism that came with independance is now a distant memory.
In South Sudan, since the beginning of the war, thousands of women and girls have been captured by government and opposition forces. Many of them became the “wives” of the soldiers.
This innovative project utilizes illustration, photography, and video to investigate what role the Nigerian movie industry has played in the increase of witchcraft accusations against children.
How Western and Brazilian agribusiness are planning to take over an entire region of Mozambique to produce commodity crops for export.
Seaweed farming in Zanzibar generated economic power for rural women, but as climate change causes crop failures, a scientist scrambles to save the industry—and the hard-won gains of women.
Five years since war erupted, life in the Central African Republic is again spiralling out of control, with families caught in a deepening humanitarian crisis. How do you survive when your country is collapsing?
The embassy was in a run down colonial building. President Obama's portrait was on the wall. The visas cost $6,000. Only one problem: none of it was real.
The U.S. military is building a major drone base in the Sahara Desert in Niger. Joe Penney looks at how an increasing American military presence will change the West African country.
Kenya is on a fast-track to becoming a leader of the technology industry in Africa over the next decade. This project examines the challenges women face in this burgeoning sector.
Here’s how one Nigerian state tackled the deadly bacterial infections that kill hundreds of thousands of babies worldwide each year—and why such a seemingly simple solution is so tough to pull off.
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.
A series on Europe’s controversial "pay-to-stay" effort to fight migration at its source.
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.
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.
Jahd Khalil discusses his reporting on Egypt's infrastructure problem and what that means for Egypt's cities and the environment.
"Bridge International Academies" is a for-profit company that seeks to educate some of the world’s poorest children. Its Silicon Valley investors call it “revolutionary.” Others are skeptical.
Kabwe, Zambia, might be Africa's most toxic city. The lead and zinc mining that began at the dawn of the 20th century is responsible for sickening more than a third of its residents.
Cassandra Vinograd discusses her reporting in South Sudan—the world's newest nation and a country on the brink of collapse.
What happens to children in Nigeria who were abducted by Boko Haram? Sarah Topol discusses the lives of those who have not escaped and are still controlled by the militant Islamist group.
Invisible Children is now on the frontline of a covert war against the Lord’s Resistance Army in eastern and central Africa. New York-based writer David Gauvey Herbert investigates.
Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie report on those profiting from the refugee crisis from smugglers in an outpost on the edge of the Saharan desert to small-time drug dealers in Sicily.
Jane Ferguson, a foreign correspondent for PBS NewsHour, traveled to South Sudan to cover its complicated conflict and humanitarian disaster.
200 environmental and human rights activists are assassinated each year, according to Global Witness. Fred Pearce investigates the headline-grabbing slayings of three of these activists.
Bozeman, Montana-based journalist Elliott Woods reports on animal poaching and human rights abuses in the Central African Republic in 2016.
Ingrid Gercama and Nathalie Bertrams reported from Malawi on the perils of cooking smoke and show how "unclean" cooking is causing a global health crisis with huge environmental consquences.
Rachel is a Brooklyn-based freelance science journalist who is writing a book about the illegal wildlife trade. She traveled to Malawi and South Africa to report on the war on poaching.
Epstein's new book exposes how the West—and especially the United States—has contributed to the creation of repressive dictatorships and notorious terrorist groups in Africa.
This week: A deep dive into the complexities of European migration, our grantees win an Emmy, and how the Internet hurt Myanmar overnight.
Another big win PBS NewsHour, Science, and the Pulitzer Center, for "The End of AIDS?" Finding new ways to tell stories that matter on issues that affect us all.
Pulitzer Center grantees Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill celebrate the many projects that stemmed off their Everyday Africa initiative including the local iteration, Everyday DC.
This week: The U.S.'s troublesome alliances with African dictators, Pulitzer tackles homophobia through NewsArts, and the true meaning of the Iraqi Kurdish referendum.
The team that made "To End AIDS?" received a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
This week: Keeping nuclear material out of the hands of terrorists, a disappearing collaboration between fishermen and dolphins, and trauma specialists heal after ISIS.
The documentary will be airing on August 16th and August 30 on 5 stations in Native American Communities and 15 PBS stations across the country.
This week: The overlap of Beijing's economic and geopolitical goals, the rise of chronic diseases in violent regions, and grantee Dan Grossman discusses the art of covering climate change.
This week, Nathalie Bertrams' work from her project on cookstoves in Malawi will be featured on the Pulitzer Center Instagram account.
Pulitzer Center-supported PBS NewsHour series wins a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
The six-part PBS NewsHour series evaluates the state of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, asking whether we can soon end the disease.
This unit plan, designed for high school freshmen, analyzes the Arab Spring in the context of the French and Haitian revolutions.
The following lesson plans for middle school teachers, high school teachers and college professors introduce reporting connected to migration and the experiences of refugees.
Students explore the relationship between politics and economics in the Democratic Republic of Congo and create concept maps to visualize the connections impacting the country.
This lesson challenges students to take a position related to what is causing or fueling conflicts that could be labeled religious. Students create an argumentative research paper and presentation.
This lesson, designed for journalists and journalism students, uses the film "Facing Risk" to guide a conversation about the impact of reporting dangerous stories on journalists and their families.
Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Explore reporting projects related to child labor.
Through this webquest, students use several different projects on the "Downstream" web portal to examine the impact of water resources on a wide range of communities around the world.
Sudan has been a "fragile state" for more than two decades. Through this webquest, students are able to explore this complex country using several different reporting projects on Sudan.
Students explore the concept of peacebuilding, then use what they have learned to evaluate peacebuilding efforts in their community and suggest peacebuilding projects of their own.
This is a multi-week unit on water rights and access. Students examine the causes of water shortages across the globe and explore solutions to ensure that all people have access to clean, safe...