October 10, 2012 /
Paul Salopek
Journalist Paul Salopek is preparing to leave on a journey that will take seven years and span 39 countries—and he is doing it all on foot.
October 21, 2016 /
Paul Salopek, Mark Schulte
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.
A technician records data on seeds germinated in a lab at ICARDA's facility in Lebanon. Image by Jacob Russell. Lebanon, 2016.
October 19, 2016 /
Jennifer Duggan, Jacob Russell
A research center is rebuilding their seed collection in Lebanon after fleeing Aleppo in Syria. Their collection is of vital importance for global food security in a changing climate.
Boy Scout Nicholas Fahy with Paul Salopek on the Out of Eden Walk.
October 18, 2016
Mark Schulte
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.
 ICARDA associate scientist Ali Shehadeh tried to negotiate with rebel groups to maintain ICARDA's seed collection in Syria after the war broke out. Image by Jacob Russell. Lebanon, 2016.
October 18, 2016 / takepart
Jennifer Duggan
Scientists with a critical agricultural research organization are among the 11 million people forced to flee Syria's conflict. They took heroic steps to save resources vital for global food security.
Still from video. Iraq, 2016.
October 10, 2016 / PBS NewsHour
Jane Ferguson
An hour west of Baghdad, Fallujah used to be a thriving population center. Two years ago, it was overtaken by the Islamic State. The Iraqi army regained control of the city in June but now faces...
October 7, 2016
Evey Wilson
This film explores the risks sometimes associated with reporting and the conversations reporters wish they had started back home. David Rohde, Michael Scott Moore and Diane Foley are featured.
Still image from video. Iraq, 2016.
October 6, 2016 / PBS NewsHour
Jane Ferguson
Militia groups, made up mostly of Shia fighters and often backed by Iran, have become instrumental in the charge to drive the Islamic State from Iraq. But many militia members are accused of war...
Fallujah city. Iraq, 2016. Image by Jane Ferguson.
October 5, 2016
Jane Ferguson
At a critical time in Iraq’s history, Jane Ferguson examines the military forces involved in the battle for Mosul, the role of Iran-based militias and the status of Fallujah post-ISIS.
October 3, 2016 / Huffington Post
Ikra Javed
Pakistan’s khawaja siras challenge ideas of identity and the gender binary. Are they men or women, transgender or a third gender, if they are even really a gender identity at all?
October 3, 2016 / PBS NewsHour
Jane Ferguson
Two years ago, Islamic State troops stormed Mosul, Iraq. Today the city is the militant group’s last remaining urban base in the country, but Iraqi forces, backed by the U.S. and others, are...
The remains of a large cargo ship marooned on the dried-out seabed of Lake Urmia. Image by Ako Salemi. Iran, 2016.
September 30, 2016 / Vox
Ako Salemi, Yochi Dreazen
One of Iran's best known lakes is disappearing. These photos show what's left behind as the waters recede.
Dhurba B.K. attends a gathering of Nepalese migrant workers in Doha, Qatar. B.K. is one of about 400,000 Nepalese workers there, many of whom struggled with whether to stay after an April 2015 earthquake damaged huge portions of Nepal. Image by Shilu Manandar. Qatar, 2016.
September 29, 2016 / Global Press Journal
Yam Kumari Kandel, Shilu Manandhar
For the millions of Nepalese migrant workers abroad, the 2015 earthquake in Nepal presented a dilemma: Return home to be with family or continue working to support their family.