December 7, 2016 / The Star
Mark Olalde
For the first time, Promotion of Access to Information Act requests expose South Africa's failed mine closure system. One specific company sets an example with its choice to not properly rehabilitate...
Martin Preuss Centre at Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe. Image by Jen Stephens. Malawi, 2016.
December 6, 2016 / Untold Stories
Jennifer Stephens
Young people born with HIV in Malawi now confront their adolescent years with the support of teen clinics and clubs.
Richard and Elixa and their two daughters. Image by Natalie Keyssar. Venezuela, 2016.
December 5, 2016 / The California Sunday Magazine
Natalie Keyssar
As Venezuela slides deeper into crisis, inflation, food and medicine scarcity, and insecurity seem to escalate endlessly. Amid the chaos, families are struggling to hold their lives together.
A young girl carries scavenged coal from the bottom of the Alkusha Coalfield.
December 2, 2016 / Untold Stories
Larry C. Price
In the tiny Indian village of Ganshadih, women and young girls dodge underground fire to scavenge meager bits of coal from India's largest open-pit mine.
The Conti street team of reporters conduct their first interview in the French Quarter, New Orleans. Image by Lauren Shepherd. United States, 2016.
November 21, 2016
Lauren Shepherd, Don Belt, Paul Salopek
SPJ Excellence in Journalism Conference participants report on the small but meaningful dramas of life in the Crescent City and build simple multimedia narratives to share.
Elwood Friday. St. Phillips Indian Residential School (1951–1953): “I’ve never told anyone what went on there. It’s shameful. I am ashamed. I’ll never tell anyone, and I’ve done everything to try to forget.” Image by Daniella Zalcman. Canada, 2015.
November 21, 2016 / BuzzFeed
Daniella Zalcman
BuzzFeed interviews Daniella about her new book, Signs of Your Identity.
New Market
November 17, 2016 / Untold Stories
Lauren Markham
Millenial mayor of San Salvador Nayib Bukele has promised to transform San Salvador into a "city of lights"—and he's doing so in unconventional ways. Will his strategies work?
Hospital Pediátrico Legaría
November 15, 2016 / Untold Stories
Isabel Izek
On paper, all Mexican citizens have access to healthcare, but the level of care varies drastically.
The tide rolls in on the shores of Cape Town, South Africa. Prospecting rights for offshore mining cover 10 percent of the country's exclusive marine economic zone. Image by Mark Olalde. South Africa, 2016.
November 12, 2016 / Oxpeckers
Mark Olalde
Offshore mining prospecting rights cover 10 percent of South Africa's marine economic zone. With the country's inability to properly close mines, a large opposition movement fears offshore mining.
November 7, 2016 / Untold Stories
Robin Shulman
Six-year-old Hala Tameem and her four brothers and sisters are excited to start a new school in Des Moines. But they worry other kids won't like them because they're Syrian.
Ghazweh Aljabooli and her husband and five children arrive in the Des Moines airport just before midnight one night in June 2016.
November 4, 2016 / Untold Stories
Robin Shulman
Ghazweh Aljabooli didn't know anyone in the United States when she and her family landed as refugees in the Des Moines airport one night in June 2016. But slowly they began to build new lives.
Malikka Bouaissa (left) and Assia Missaoui
November 3, 2016 / Untold Stories
Nick Shindo Street
Sword-wielding ISIS partisans grab headlines and prompt clicks, but Europe's other Muslim fringe—women, LGBT people, artists and community activists—are far more numerous and influential.
Hundreds of refugees and migrants walk down a road in Greece near the Macedonian border on Feb. 26, 2016. Less than two weeks later, this border closed. Image by Jeanne Carstensen. Greece, 2016.
November 2, 2016 / GlobalPost
Jeanne Carstensen
The EU’s asylum policies are failing. And conditions in Greece are so bad, many desperate Syrians see no other option.