It is hard to fathom that the little British town of Barrow-in-Furness, population 69,087, is the central node in the production of a nuclear arsenal capable of wiping out civilisation.
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.
Sámi reindeer-herding families in northern Scandinavia are being hit hard by the impacts of climate change. But some may also suffer from an effort to help address climate change — a big wind farm, being built right through their herding grounds.
A new law seeks to protect “human dignity” on the internet.
Field reporting can lead to surprising discoveries. But Scales wasn't expecting to find a possible link between Lyme, mushroom foraging, and a medieval wine cellar below a French hospital.
France's fact-based approach is often standard procedure in public health awareness campaigns, but on contentious or political topics, it can backfire.
Refugees coming to Germany bring with them vastly different ideas about religion. Now, their relationship with their faith is being shaped once again in their new country.
Is Angela Merkel's Germany really the paradise refugees believe it to be?
Europe has managed to slow the flow of migrants, at least for now — but is undermining its most cherished values in the process.
Europe is expelling thousands of Africans. To one Malian deportee, that looks like a recipe for revolution.
An unprecedented wave of African migration is warping Europe’s politics and threatening its stability. Can the Continent respond without destroying its values and wreaking havoc in Africa?
An Icelandic biopharmaceutical company says it can save hundreds of lives with the press of a button. There’s only one problem. Pressing the button is illegal.
After a failed attempt to completely ban abortion, a look at the ongoing reality of women's rights in Poland.
Season two of Threshold takes listeners to the homes, hunting grounds, and melting coastlines of Arctic peoples, where climate change isn’t an abstract concept, but a part of daily life.
A series on Europe’s controversial "pay-to-stay" effort to fight migration at its source.
Genetic scientists in Iceland want to warn 2,400 people who are more likely than others to develop breast cancer, but they can't. The individuals have the right not to know.
Hackers are targeting nuclear facilities around the world. Understanding why the nuclear sector's cyber defenses are vulnerable—and how leaders are responding—has never been more urgent.
Despite having fewer yearly cases than Massachusetts, France is the first country to release a national plan on Lyme disease. What can France's prevention, research and treatment efforts teach us?
A team of German prosecutors are scouring two continents for Nazis who have managed to escape justice, hoping to bring them to trial before it's too late.
How are newly arrived refugees interacting with preexisting Muslim, Christian and other religious communities in Germany? What role does faith play in their integration, or lack thereof?
PBS NewsHour goes inside Russia for a series that explores everything from the bilateral relationship with the United States to ascendant nationalism, widespread propaganda, and the fate of the President Vladimir Putin’s enemies.
Thousands of lone minors fled war to find shelter in Sweden, a once exceptionally welcoming country. Now, asylum regulations are tightening, leaving refugees uncertain of the future.
The French elections are the next major test for gauging the global impact of populism, nativism and Islamophobia.
"A Postcard Home" is a collaborative series exploring a remarkable chapter in human migration through the viewpoint of a child.
How did a little village in Albania come be known as Europe's unofficial marijuana capital? Nate Tabak discusses his project about Lazarat, and the rise and fall of its marijuana business.
Scales travels to Nancy and Strasbourg to understand how the new French plan to combat Lyme and tick-borne diseases was unfolding. Here, he shares some surprises he found along the way.
Refugees are using technology in unprecedented ways to connect with loved ones and document their time in exile. Photographer Tomas van Houtryve explains how his project came together.
Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin reported from Russia on patriotism, media, radicalism, the Kremlin’s enemies, the country’s relationship with the United States, and the emerging protest movement.
Eli Kintisch discusses climate change in Greenland, both in recent years and in the distant past.
Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie report on those profiting from the refugee crisis from smugglers in an outpost on the edge of the Saharan desert to small-time drug dealers in Sicily.
Ben Mauk discusses his year-long Pulitzer Center project on the EU asylum crisis, which culminated in three wide-ranging stories on migration, asylum, and xenophobia.
"What does home mean?" Jeanne Carstensen asks as she reports from the Serbian border with Hungary. To many home may mean security—but for refugees that is not a simple matter.
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.
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.
Laura Kasinof learns what it means to leave everything behind and move to a new country with little knowledge of what the future will hold.
Journalist Elisabeth Zerofsky talks about the French government's efforts to create new deradicalization programs to address the increase in young French citizens drawn to jihadism.
This week: A deep dive into the complexities of European migration, our grantees win an Emmy, and how the Internet hurt Myanmar overnight.
Middle and high school students across New York City got an inside look into the stories of three mothers swept up in Europe's refugee crisis.
Since September 2016, the TIME team has been documenting three pregnant women and their families at the heart of Europe’s refugee crisis.
The Pulitzer Center partners with Skype in the Classroom to facilitate engaging virtual conversations with professional journalists in classrooms across the U.S. and beyond.
This week: the global rise of private security services, China's motivation for investing in renewable energy, and photographs from a teenage refugee.
Grantee journalists present thought-provoking narratives on the refugee crisis, exhibiting a myriad of lessons learned and reflecting on questions that linger after returning from the field.
Persephone Miel fellow and photojournalist Anastasia Rudenko to report from Russia.
This week: how the world's poorest countries lose billions at the hands of corrupt officials, the journey of a Nigerian girl, and building urban life from scratch in Haiti.
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.
National Geographic photographer, Amy Toensing and Deputy Director of Photography, Whitney Johnson, select the final photographs for Your Shot assignment.
This week: the lives of refugees throughout Europe and beyond, the humanitarian crisis caused by Boko Haram, Russian hacking in Eastern Europe, and the ICIJ wins the Pulitzer Prize.
Students analyze how photojournalist applies different photography techniques to communicate his reporting on a variety of global issues in order to plan and execute their own photo stories.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
Students use journalist Sarah Wildman’s analysis on the 2017 French election to discuss and write about differing perspectives on the final two presidential candidates.
After reading Erik Vance's The Science Behind Miracles, students discuss what it means to have a “limitless” world and whether or not science has anything to do with achieving the impossible.
An extension of "Seeking Asylum: Women and Children Migrating Across Borders", this lesson provides suggestions for student research, reporting, arts activities, and community service.
Students learn about the legal, political, cultural, and religious factors that impact the treatment of widows in India, Uganda, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Students learn about asylum seekers and the boundaries between refugees and migrants. They explore how current refugee and migration policies impact women and children.
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 lesson covers some of the psychological impacts that affect migrant workers and their families using reporting on Filipino migrant workers and their families by Ana P. Santos.
Students look at the journey and struggle that immigrants endure to come to the United States through their perspectives.
Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.