In India, many women have died getting sterilized—but it remains the most widespread contraceptive method both there and in the rest of the world. Why is it so popular, and what are the drawbacks?
Education opens doors to opportunities for children from the Dongria tribe, but it also pulls them away from their traditional way of life, and from the land their people have protected for centuries.
The spread of hoaxes and doctored photos during massive floods in Kerala showed, yet again, how easily disinformation can spread on messaging platforms like WhatsApp—and how deadly it can be.
Harnessing the power of art to help Rohingya refugees.
This month on the Undark podcast: the toll of human-caused wildfires, rescuing snakes to prevent human-animal conflict, and capturing the impacts of an ambient killer.
The story of Yoshihama's tsunami stone, borne ashore in 1933 and inscribed with text, buried in 1961 beneath a coastal road, and resurrected by the 2011 tsunami.
The Khmer Rouge Tribunal—"Asia's Nuremberg"—was created in 1997 to bring accountability for the Khmer Rouge era atrocities. 20 years and $320 million later, it has secured only three convictions.
The island nation’s new warning system will broadcast qualitative alerts after future tsunamigenic Pacific megathrust earthquakes to motivate at-risk residents to evacuate.
Daily life along the gulf of the Persian Gulf continues although climate change will soon put it at risk.
Photojournalist Ako Salemi traveled through Iran to capture the effects of climate change on camera.
Women across India are tortured and murdered in so-called witch hunts.
One year after visiting the Philippines to document the impact of President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on drugs, photographer James Whitlow Delano returns to Metro Manila, to assess the impact.
India will soon be the most populous country in the world. Innovators throughout the country are creating new tools to help families stay small while taking control of their reproductive destinies.
In Odisha in eastern India, Arko Datto and Raghu Karnad cover the resistance of Dongria Kondh women to industrial interests that want to exploit their sacred hills for bauxite reserves.
This project explores efforts being made across India—from government, media and tech companies—to address the issue of disinformation spreading on social media and messaging platforms.
Cambodia's post-genocide journey creates new opportunities and risks in national systems such as health, justice, and tech governance. It also reveals remarkable stories of human courage over time.
From the personal to international, examining the long-term cultural impact of the 2011 Japan tsunami.
In 2017, Myanmar’s military targeted Rohingya Muslims in a pogrom of mass murder and rape. We investigate the deadliest massacre of a state-orchestrated genocide, years in the making.
Airborne particles—sometimes much smaller than the width of a human hair—are not just contributing to climate change. They are a leading driver of serious illness the world over.
The Lumad people are suffering, and the world has largely turned a deaf ear.
This project looks at struggles over land rights faced by indigenous communities in Sarawak, Malaysia.
Who are the Rohingya? Why have they fled Myanmar? "A Safe Place to Learn and Grow" takes young readers to Bangladesh to learn what is being done to help refugee children heal and access education.
Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe.
The 2015 earthquakes and Indian blockade intensified Nepal’s existing problems of sex trafficking. How is civil society responding?
Journalist Jason Motlagh talks about his experience reporting on the persecution of Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya minority—and the warning signs that went ignored prior to last year’s genocidal violence.
Indigenous people, once careful stewards of the rainforest, have been driven out of the forest to resettlement centers and denuded villages.
Grantee Chien-Chi Chang investigates the "quiet genocide" against the Lumad people in the Philippines.
How does a school for poor girls in rural India crack the patriarchal system? Annalisa Merelli discusses her reporting project "The Girl Effect."
Every aging society faces distinct challenges. But Japan has been dealing with one it didn’t foresee: senior crime.
James Whitlow Delano returned to the slums of Manila to dig deeper into the lives of women left behind after men in their lives fell victim to extrajudicial killings in Duterte’s drug war.
Photographer and filmmaker Sean Gallagher reports from Beijing on the growing trend of exotic pet ownership in China.
Journalist Siddharthya Roy documents the many threads of political turmoil and violent crisis that have gripped Bangladesh.
Journalist Timothy McLaughlin reports on domestic developments in Myanmar surrounding the Rakhine crisis as well as the case of two Reuters journalists currently on trial for their reporting.
Journalists Dene-Hern Chen and Taylor Weidman look into the rising sea levels and the returning number of fish in the Aral Sea, providing a better economy for fishermen in Kazakhstan.
Phil Caller and Tania Rashid discuss their three-part series for PBS NewsHour on the Rohingya refugee crisis—reporting on the mass exodus, rape, child marriage, and human trafficking—and finding a strong will to live and tenacity among the people.
TIME reporter Molly Ball looks into Cambodia's press crackdown and the future of democracy.
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.
Two scouts who won a Pulitzer Center slow journalism competition had the opportunity to accompany grantee Paul Salopek on his Out of Eden Walk in Northern India. Now, they have put what they learned into practice.
This week: air pollution kills over 4 million people each year, Rohingya survivors tell their stories, and Putin is building his ties in Africa.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is calling on Bangladeshi authorities to promptly release photographer Shahidul Alam, who was arrested and beaten by police on Sunday, August 5, 2018.
Here you will find 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.
Grantees Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin have won the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence in Broadcast.
This week: making local-global connections with international news stories, joining a pedagogy workshop on teaching conflict, and practicing slow journalism in New York City.
This week: discussing feminism and access to education, proposing creative education projects to National Geographic, and explaining the placebo's power.
This week: exploring portraits of LGBTQ+ people in India, proposing creative education projects to National Geographic, and examining unique challenges and opportunities for youth peacebuilders.
Pulitzer Center grantee Kristen Gelineau won the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Award for Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues for coverage of Rohingya women and girls raped by members of Myanmar's armed forces.
Journalists and policymakers discuss the impact of external intervention in global conflicts during a panel at the Pulitzer Center Beyond War Conference.
In this 30-45 minute lesson, students evaluate how a photojournalist composes portraits of elderly women in Japanese prisons using details from interviews.
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.
Want a journalist to speak with your class about their environmental reporting? Our grantees have expertise ranging from ocean health to pollution. Learn more about how to schedule a free visit.
Students explore text and photos (including Instagram stories) about a school for girls in rural India in order to spark conversation about access to education and feminism in their communities.
Discussion and activity ideas for a lesson exploring the re-criminalization of homosexuality in India through portrait photography.