How have such bad laws gotten on the books in Muslim countries? It's complicated.
Each fall a million people from Chhattisgarh in India knowingly migrate hundreds of miles to labor in one of the most exploitative industries in the world. Why?
After the killing of a liberal blogger in April, many fear that the Maldives, a Muslim island nation, is ill equipped to guard against extremism.
Salafism is visibly on the rise in middle-class Jakarta suburbs, and one reason is that it directly reaches them through radio and TV stations like Radio Rodja in Bogor.
Indawgyi Lake has supported a unique culture for generations, but as Myanmar enters the modern world, it is increasingly under threat from pollution and conflict.
On the ground with Dinna Louise C. Dayao in the Philippines, a country where, every hour, someone somewhere dies in a road crash.
A sanitation scheme has deepened rural indebtedness and perpetuated migratory labor. Yardain Amron reports on the race to make every open village defecation-free by 2019.
On the ground with Krithika Varagur on the Indonesian island of Lombok, home to "shimmering light."
Taming vehicle speeds on Philippine roads is a difficult challenge. Still, there are two bright spots in the country: Iloilo City and the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City.
Air pollution in Beijing is one result of the breakneck economic growth that has lifted hundreds of millions of China’s people out of poverty.
Creating sustainable food systems in the face of a changing climate isn't easy—but innovators around the world are making real progress.
One of the hardest parts about reporting on a little-covered issue like illegal sand mining is just getting to the generally rural and often remote places where it’s happening.
When unmarried sex is outlawed, pregnancy out of wedlock is proof of a crime. Women are jailed—along with their babies.
Many Philippine roads are death traps. Why are they so deadly? And what can be done to make them safer?
China is seen as a poster child for smog, but it is pushing back against air pollution with a wind and solar power rollout that also has big ramifications for the fight against climate change.
As Myanmar emerges from half a century of isolation to join the globalized world, Doug Bock Clark and Corey Pattison will report on the forces struggling to shape the country's future.
Each winter hundreds of thousands of Indians migrate north to man the world's second largest brick industry. They're promised opportunity, but many are bonded into debt.
As conversations about climate change gather steam in the Maldives, many question whether the government is taking serious concerns that businesses can no longer protect visitors from rising seas.
Why, despite growing vastly richer and steadily more powerful over the last generation, has China remained frustrated in its goal of bringing Hong Kong and Taiwan under its unquestioned authority?
This global reporting project on urbanization in the developing world examines how three major countries—China, India, and Mexico—are dealing with a similar challenge in their own unique ways.
Mental illnesses take a huge toll on people in low and middle income countries, yet they're virtually ignored by most governments and aid agencies. That's starting to change.
A new president is elected in the Philippines on a promise that he will crack down on drugs, dealers and users. Thousands of poor people have already been killed.
The task of making peace in Afghanistan seem to have fallen on the shoulders of unlikely men. This is the story of their efforts to end the war in Afghanistan.
Singapore is a prosperous country in Asia and migrant workers have played an important role in its success, but at what cost?
As new museums and universities are erected in the Gulf, Negar Azimi reports on the complexities surrounding the use of low-wage migrant labor, with a focus on a group of artist-activists.
With the United States backing away from action on climate change, is China’s struggle for cleaner air making it the world’s new climate leader?
Doug Bock Clark discusses his reporting in Myanmar, a country once one of the most isolated in the world. In 2015, democratic elections opened the nation to the globalized world.
Howard W. French traveled to Hong Kong to take stock of its uneasy relationship with China, on the eve of major elections that were held in March 2017.
"The most important solid substance on earth," Vince Beiser tells us, is sand—used to build skyscrapers and shopping malls from Boston to Beijing. But the world is running out.
Photographer Diana Markosian discusses her collaborative series, 'Year One,' which profiles a refugee family's first year in Germany as they witness some of their first experiences.
Journalist Sophie Pinkham discusses her reporting on AIDS activism in eastern Ukraine and how the war and take-over by pro-Russian separatists have affected HIV treatment and policy.
Kai Schultz reports from the Maldives on its transition to democracy, the misappropriation of tourist taxes, safety at resorts, and the growing fear of Islamic radicalization.
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.
Grantee Justin Kenny discusses his reporting on Bangladesh tanneries.
Joshua Kucera traveled along the conventional border between Europe and Asia, from Istanbul's Bosphorus to the Russian Arctic—reporting on the people who live between East and West.
Xyza Bacani discusses her story on migrant workers who run away from their employers in Singapore and the power imbalance between agencies, employers and migrants that encourages exploitation.
Jason Motlagh's short documentary for AJ+ won the a Regional Emmy for Documentary Topical News and Program Speciality in the 46th Annual Northern California Area EMMY Awards.
Journalism students in Winston-Salem, NC, explored the textiles industry over three weeks, creating a documentary that is rich in history and as current as the headlines of today.
"Global Health" panelists discussed current initiatives, the future of public health, funding, and the importance of giving communities a voice in their own treatment.
Property grabs threaten life and livelihood for women around the world.
For a week, the Pulitzer Center will be featuring photography by female journalists around the world.
This week: the global rise of private security services, China's motivation for investing in renewable energy, and photographs from a teenage refugee.
Photographer Paula Bronstein honored by Photo District News for her work on Afghanistan's war wounded.
Persephone Miel fellow and photojournalist Anastasia Rudenko to report from Russia.
International journalism and film and media arts students are among the most recently selected Campus Consortium international reporting fellows for 2017.
Amy Toensing visited Guilford College to present her Pulitzer Center-supported project, "A World of Widows."
Pulitzer Center Student Fellows are chosen as three regional winners and one finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards.
Xyza Bacani was recognized by the Alexia Foundation for her reporting on migrant workers in Singapore.