The kids were everywhere — full of joy, full of spirit, full of exhaustion. Full of life. And they both inspired and broke my heart.
On the outskirts of Raqqa, amid death and destruction, there are signs of life—and hope. Tens of thousands of Syrian families are living in rubble, preparing for a future after ISIS.
Through his artwork and rap music, Emsallam Hdaib challenges Jordan’s conservative majority and its long-held assumptions on gender, sexuality, and freedom of expression.
Rising rates of chronic disease and deaths from violence can be curbed only if fighting is brought to an end, say researchers.
The country wants to use a focus on research to solve economic challenges and build diplomatic ties in the Middle East.
Breaking fast and hearing stories from resettled refugees in Berlin, one iftar at a time.
Elections are not a bad thing. But for the sake of our own commitment to honesty, let us not deceive ourselves into believing that Jordan is democratizing.
A decade after Murray Bookchin’s death, Wes Enzinna travelled to Rojava, the Kurdish-controlled area of northern Syria, to meet the revolutionaries he inspired.
The Daas family has been without a home since early 2015. After ISIS invaded their hometown of Palmyra, Syria, they are now trying to rebuild their lives in Germany.
For Syrian refugees in Jordan, Syrians Between Us provides the skills they need to tell their own stories.
But the movement is up against the country’s powerful right-wing politics and institutional bias against Palestinians.
For the workers stranded in the labor camps, reforms and resolutions cannot come fast enough.
The Syrian war: We see the headlines, but know far less about the people caught in the conflict's crosshairs. What comes next for them, and how will that impact the future of the country and the wider Middle East?
In the chaos of crisis and human displacement, aid organizations struggle to track, analyze and respond to information fast enough to provide help. Tech and data science is providing a solution.
Jordanian Identity is as ambiguous as it is rapidly evolving. After decades of championing coexistence, Jordanian identity remains an elusive social and political phenomenon.
"A Postcard Home" is a collaborative series exploring a remarkable chapter in human migration through the viewpoint of a child.
An inside look at how Saudi Arabia uses money, scholarships, diplomacy, and media to propagate its brand of fundamentalist Islam in the world’s most populous Muslim country, Indonesia.
The privatization of the Israeli and Palestinian security, labor, and welfare sectors is among the most important—and under-reported—factors shaping Israeli-Palestinian relations.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley will tour high schools and universities with the Pulitzer Center's Executive Director Jon Sawyer starting in February 2017.
From smugglers in Agadez, to factory owners in Turkey, to the Italian and Nigerian mafias in Italy, and small business owners in Greece, people making a killing off the global migrant crisis.
Following the lives of four Syrian refugee mothers and their babies from the day these women gave birth through their newborns’ all-important milestones: first smiles, first meals, first steps.
The world’s leading architects, the most vulnerable laborers, and a movement of concerned artists converge on a man-made island in the Persian Gulf called Saadiyat, which means “happiness” in Arabic.
An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.
As 21st century refugees cross Europe with their smartphones, they've left behind a trail of digital breadcrumbs documenting their exile.
In this project, Matt Kennard and Claire Provost examine an industry that deals in services that have long been considered duties of national police and military forces.
As new museums and universities are erected in the Gulf, Negar Azimi reports on the complexities surrounding the use of low-wage migrant labor, with a focus on a group of artist-activists.
Journalist Geneive Abdo reports from Egypt, where despite an insignificant Shi'a presence, there is growing alarm among Sunni religious figures about the Shi’a threat.
Photojournalist Mark Hoffman travels to a refugee camp in Jordan to document a medical mission.
Wes Enzinna investigates the Kurdish revolution in Syria by embedding himself as a teacher in an academy in the middle of the warzone.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson discusses his project, "The Healing," on the efforts of a Syrian-born pediatric neurologist to help refugees from Syria who are stuck in the Zaatari camp in Jordan.
As the U.S. government responded to Hurricane Katrina what difference did it make that the nation was at war? In what ways were post-Katrina relief operations experienced as the war “coming home"?
Journalist Ben Taub discusses his project, "The Assad Files," the story of how a group of war crimes investigators smuggled 600,000 pages of government documents out of Syria.
Scott Anderson discusses how he chronicles the lives of six people to tell the story of the collapse of the Middle East. "We're all living with the fall-out of what has happened in this region."
Pulitzer Prize-winning filmmaker and video journalist for The New York Times, Ben C. Solomon, discusses his VR film, "The Fight for Falluja."
Reporter Robin Shulman reports on Canada's enthusiasm to welcome Syrian refugees, as citizens feel empowered to help Syrians in what has become a popular movement.
Writer Luke Mogelson discusses reporting on the frontlines of the Mosul Liberation Force's fight against ISIS in Iraq.
Inaugural grants, provided in partnership with the Pulitzer Center and ONA camera bags, highlighted in New York Times Lens blog.
Grantee Alia Malek's new book, The Home That Was Our Country, was reviewed by The New York Times.
Pulitzer grantees Paolo Pellegrin and Scott Anderson win the 2017 Marco Bastianelli award for the Italian edition of their book 'Fractured Lands.'
For female reporters covering conflict, being pigeonholed to report "women's issues" is one of many unique challenges.
The first edition of Detours, a new podcast supported by the Pulitzer Center, launched with an interview with journalist Scott Anderson.
Haaretz reporter Uri Blau explains the process of his reporting on money going into Israeli settlements in the Investigative Reporters and Editors Journal.
A Yazidi activist's ingenious plan to save his people.
For a week, the Pulitzer Center will be featuring photography by female journalists around the world.
Grantees Ben Taub and Daniella Zalcman were honored with 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards for their reporting.
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.
Pulitzer Center organized a workshop with the University of Chicago to provide educators with resources on teaching students about the Middle East.
National Geographic photographer, Amy Toensing and Deputy Director of Photography, Whitney Johnson, select the final photographs for Your Shot assignment.