A year ago, mass protests in Poland defeated a new abortion ban. But the ruling party, supported by the church, continues to cut reproductive rights—leaving people at the mercy of the black market.
Shula Lavyel traces her past and that of her husband Amos, also a Polish Jew—their childhood in Poland, their arrivals in Palestine in 1934 and 1943, and their return visits to the old country.
Abraham Segal survived the Holocaust by finding work and refuge with a Polish family. Today he is at home in Israel, but he keeps painful memories of joining a Zionist community as an orphan in 1946.
On the front lines of the war on marijuana cultivation, Albanian police face a tenacious crop and an unwelcoming population.
The village of Lazarat, Albania, used to be notorious for its lucrative, but illegal marijuana business. Now that the government has cracked down on it, villagers struggle to make a living.
For Taimaa Abazli, the mother of one of three babies born to Syrian refugees in Greek camps that Time has been following, a call from the Greek Asylum office sparks an arduous journey.
After Ukraine's revolution, the west promised to help the Ukrainians regain the money stolen by their former rulers. It turned out to be rather harder than that.
Photographer Jost Franko follows the path of cotton in Burkina Faso, Bangladesh and Slovenia, where he finds farmers and textile workers who are often struggling—underpaid or mistreated.
Over the last several months, the Ukrainian taboo against speaking out against sexual violence has been broken. A landmark Kyiv protest calls attention to sexual violence in Ukraine.
Former political prisoners say democratic shift—like the capital's flashy skyline—is merely cosmetic, with the economic crisis exposing the state’s true authoritarianism.
Refugee women and girls are in urgent need of protection as they seek safety in Turkey, Greece and in destination countries in Western Europe.
A British company hired to buy medicines for Ukraine’s health ministry has succeeded in cutting prices by up to a quarter.
After a failed attempt to completely ban abortion, a look at the ongoing reality of women's rights in Poland.
As Polish Jews moved to Israel after the Second World War, they brought with them memories of the old country to confront the political reality of creating a new, Israeli identity.
The residents of Lazarat, Albania, once grew $6 billion of marijuana per year under the nose of the state. What happens when that pot empire goes up in smoke?
The Ukrainians who overthrew their president in 2014 were driven mainly by anger about corruption. It has proved harder to change the country's habits than its leaders.
From Estonian militias to separatist fighters in Ukraine, tensions between NATO and Russia are approaching Cold War levels.
Two years after Euromaidan, the Russian seizure of Crimea and conflicts in eastern Ukraine, a depressing new reality has sunk in for many displaced Ukrainians: they're not getting their old lives back.
Pollution sickens and kills millions of people worldwide each year. This project explores the most toxic places with a focus on causes, consequences and possible solutions.
An intimate profile of labor migrants making their way to Russia by train and bracing for—sometimes looking forward to—work and life in Moscow.
Cold War scientists once worried that a nuclear war could plunge the world into a deadly ice age. But why, three decades later, does Nuclear Winter still resonate?
A political party that grew out of Sarajevo's re-emerging post-war cultural scene is trying to help build a functional state in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
There are approximately 3 million individuals of Turkish descent living in Germany. Past studies have shown that they may not be afforded the same educational opportunities as ethnic Germans.
Ukraine's government is set to completely change many of the Soviet-style state institutions, but it has a short window of opportunity and the notoriously corrupt police force is its main priority.
Following one Ukrainian oligarch’s money trail helps to expose flaws in our global financial system. Oliver Bullough discusses what happened to him when he did so.
Circumnavigating and sometimes crisscrossing the sea by ferry, visiting settlements and protected sites, Dimiter Kenarov draws a new environmental map of the Black Sea and its coastal area.
CQ Roll Call foreign policy reporter Rachel Oswald discusses her summer 2015 Pulitzer Center reporting trip to Moscow where she focused on the breakdown in U.S.-Russia nuclear confidence.
Julia Barton and Misha Friedman traveled to Ukraine in May 2016 to report on the country's internally displaced people. The government has registered 1.7 million IDPs, but the true number could be higher.
On the front lines in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian soldiers face off against the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic, the war is being fought like it was a century ago: in trenches.
Pulitzer Center grantee Elisabeth Zerofsky talks about her work in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and the Nasa Stranka political party.
What does it mean to be a Ukrainian? Journalist Sarah Topol spent five weeks in Ukraine looking for an answer.
Beth Gardiner discusses her reporting from Poland, a country with among the worst coal-driven health problems in Europe.
Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, photojournalist Yana Paskova takes a look at the state of democracy in her home country, former Soviet satellite, Bulgaria.
Photographer Misha Friedman traveled to Crimea to find out how Russian annexation affected the vulnerable people there.
Dimiter Kenarov and Boryana Katsarova discuss their reporting from Ukraine in a post-referendum Crimea.
A national census in Bosnia in October 2013 may reveal an increasingly ethnic Bosnian population, but getting minorities to officially declare their often-stigmatized identities will be difficult.
This week: a harrowing look into Russian domestic violence, a special investigation into how Jewish Federations spend their money, and how Qatar is jailing new mothers and their babies.
Our resident senior advisor documents his time in Moscow during the Cold War.
This week: Russian identity and the use of propaganda, Venezuelans fleeing to Columbia, and a 14-year-old's journey to Germany.
Artist George Butler takes over the Pulitzer Center Instagram account with his evocative illustrations of the refugee crisis.
National Geographic photographer, Amy Toensing and Deputy Director of Photography, Whitney Johnson, select the final photographs for Your Shot assignment.
Pulitzer Center journalists Misha Friedman, Jon Cohen and Amy Maxmen spoke to 425 people about their work featured in the e-book "To End AIDS" at different events in the San Francisco area last week.
Reforming Ukraine's health system, cleaning up fashion's supply chain, and seeking relief from sanctions in this week's newsletter.
As America grapples with police reform, it's also funding a new force in Ukraine.
This week's News Bite lesson explores Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin's four-part film series investigating the global impacts of growing tension in Eastern Europe.
Pulitzer Center grantees report from the front lines of the new Russia-NATO cold war.
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
Photojournalists and Pulitzer Center grantees Misha Friedman and Daniella Zalcman took part in panels at the third annual LGBTQ Conference at Harvard University.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
The following lesson plans for middle school teachers, high school teachers and college professors introduce reporting connected to migration and the experiences of refugees.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Students explore explore Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin’s project “Cold War Fault Lines," which considers growing military activity in Eastern Europe.
This plan includes lesson plans connected to the work of journalists that presented at the UChicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2016.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students investigate educational resources using diverse media in order to understand how journalists use various mediums to tell different accounts of Ukraine's internally displaced persons.
The following serves as a resource for DC public school teachers working with the District's tenth grade history standards, providing teachers with a list of Pulitzer Center projects in line with...
In this lesson, students discuss the reporting project "Nuclear Winter."
Students will critically examine the legal, professional and moral obligations of journalists as witnesses to all kinds of human rights violations.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.