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.
As a photographer, I often like places where it looks like time has stood still, for the history and nostalgia they evoke. Beichuan was literally that.
Filthy air has inspired Chinese citizens to speak out—and in some cases, to create art.
This interactive piece showcases Sim Chi Yin's four-year project Dying To Breathe in its different forms: short film, photo slideshow, text, video, open letter, and radio.
Regardless of the kind of leisure venue one frequents in North Korea, the overarching cultural narrative comes from the state.
Fourteen miles down the road from their ruined homes, survivors of China's devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake try to rebuild their lives in a new model town designed by the central government.
China has atrocious air pollution. It fears climate change. And it wants to be a "manufacturing monster" in renewables too.
New Guardian research shows private security workers outnumber public police officers for the majority of the world – in a business that now dwarfs what is spent trying to end global poverty.
A boyhood for a refugee—seven countries later.
The path to cleaner air has been bumpy since China declared war on pollution three years ago. Tangshan, crowded with steel mills and coal power plants, is at the center of the fight.
Pulitzer Center Senior Adviser Marvin Kalb looks at recent protests in Russia and Vladimir Putin’s broader fears of growing discontent.
'I dream of the day when we can all be together again', overseas Filipino worker Norma Brion tells her children.
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?
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.
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.
President Trump is inheriting a war in Afghanistan that is entering its 16th year. Why are we still there and who are some of the actors trying to end the conflict?
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.
National Geographic photographer, Amy Toensing and Deputy Director of Photography, Whitney Johnson, select the final photographs for Your Shot assignment.
Grantee Ian Johnson just published a book, "The Souls of China," on the return of religion after Mao's death.
Cynthia Gorney discussed her Pulitzer Center-supported National Geographic project, "For Widows, Life After Loss" at the University of Texas at Austin.
This week: China loses patience with sacrificing control, Chinese migrants in Singapore, and child soldiers in South Sudan; what will happen with recent Trump administration aid cuts.