The rise of fabric and textile manufacturing brought jobs to Indonesia’s West Java province. It also brought abject pollution to the Citarum River.
Leather processing is big business in Bangladesh, India, and other parts of the developing world, where regulations are lax and poisons run freely.
After centuries of East vs. West argument, Russia chooses both.
Countries on the fuzzy edge between two continents are grappling with what it means to be in Europe or Asia today.
How the Philippines is functioning under the reign of Rodrigo Duterte.
Outcasts of their culture and sometimes their own families, teenage girls and widows find home and a sense of community at Tarash Mandir in the holy city of Vrindavan.
A group wedding ceremony is held for couples whose unions are culturally or economically challenged. Five of the 15 couples participating include widows.
"A suspicion lingers that the rest of the world may not consider Georgia to be as European as Georgians do."
When there's no therapist, how can citizens in India recover from different forms of depression and mental illness?
It's estimated that about 90 percent of people in India in need of mental health treatment go without. A new program is looking to change that by training locals to be mental health counselors.
Mental illnesses hit rich and poor alike, all around the world. In India, there's also a revolutionary and successful approach to treatment that was abandoned in the US decades ago.
Americans have the watches, but the Taliban have the time: On peace in Afghanistan
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?
Why are people who were smuggled to the U.S. from a rural high school in China three decades ago now going back to China?
From cotton farms in Burkina Faso to sweatshops in Bangladesh and Romania, a story of the real costs of our globalized economy.
Thousands of people have been executed on the streets of the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his all-out war on drugs. But shooting his way out of the problem is taking a heavy toll.
To counter terrorism, the Pakistani government has started executing all those convicted of terrorism. But they have overlooked whether those convicted received a fair trial or not.
Borneo's ecological devastation involves logging, mining, palm oil cultivation, habitat loss, and climate change. This project examines these challenges through the eyes of Borneo’s indigenous people.
Going to the cinema. Playing in a water park. Shopping at a supermarket. These are leisure activities mundane in many societies, but do people in Pyongyang experience them in the same way?
How India is emerging as a proving ground for clean power as the country pledges to electrify rural areas.
Demand for animals vastly outstrips availability. What are the forces driving the current poaching crisis, what we stand to lose if species fall, and what is being done to stop the killing?
James Fenton discusses reporting on President Duterte's violent war on drugs in the Philippines. The number of casualties in a 7-month period reached 7,000 following the president's election.
I went to India to examine the country’s efforts to build a more resilient food system in the face of climate change.
How can we help agriculture help us?
Persephone Miel Fellow Ako Salemi discusses his project on climate change in Iran.
What does it take to address mental illnesses? See what some folks in India are doing.
China's Muslim minorities make up only two percent of the population, but comprise 20 million people. How do they relate to Islam, the state, the majority Han Chinese and one another?
Meta Krese and Jost Franko discuss today’s globalized economy by connecting growers of cotton from Burkina Faso, the garment industry in Bangladesh, and European consumers.
Business reporter Daniel Moore and photographer Michael Henninger traveled to India for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to write about efforts to scale up clean sources of power.
Journalists Shilu Manandhar and Yam Kumari Kandel reflect on their experience reporting on Nepalese migrant workers in Qatar.
Reporter Michael Holtz and photographer Ann Hermes traveled to India and Nepal to report on labor abuses within the brick-making industry.
Ross Velton discovers how the cure for leprosy came too late for the patients at the Hendala Leprosy Hospital in Sri Lanka.
Leslie Roberts, deputy news editor at Science, traveled to Myanmar, Cambodia, and Thailand to report on emergency efforts to eliminate malaria in the Mekong.
Your Shot's assignment tasks its community to find the strong women in their life and document them.
This week: the mental health system in India, how religion fuels conflict in the middle east, and peace talks in Afghanistan.
This week: Life for widows around the world, who's bringing peace to Afghanistan, and sanctioned murders in the Philippines.
This week: nuclear power's role in combatting global warming, the hidden lives of migrant workers, and what America gave El Salvador.
Taiwanese sovereignty became news recently, and because of a recent education tour, St. Louis students were well-prepared to discuss the issue.
Winning reporting focused on landslides in Nepal including work supported by the Pulitzer Center and published in Nature.
Walking with Paul Salopek in Uzbekistan, Nick Fahy, the winner of the Out of Eden essay contest, discovers a world without walls.
This week: did economic change contribute to the disappearance of Norse settlements? Discussion of Trump's involvement in the climate agreement, and how refugees cross Europe using their smartphones.
Pulitzer Center grantee honored for reporting on landslide-related reconstruction risks in post-earthquake Nepal.
This week, China's growing isolationism and its global influence, a North Korean film festival, and highlights from our student fellows Washington weekend.
Watch a video of New York City Lab School seniors using the Out of Eden Walk as inspiration for small-group exploration of Manhattan and other boroughs.
Boy Scout Nicholas Fahy walked with Paul Salopek for two days in Uzbekistan, the top prize in an essay contest conducted by the Pulitzer Center with the Philmont Scout Ranch.