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Investigative

Some news stories require greater investments of time to report, with journalists conducting exhaustive investigations using data, public and private records and interviews with a host of sources. Pulitzer Center grantee stories tagged with “Investigative” feature in-depth reporting that delves deeply into serious issues. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on investigative journalism.

 

The Land Alcoa Dammed

A struggling country's past and future are shaped by Alcoa and its aluminum. Alcoa's dam electrified the South American country of Suriname even as it drowned a jungle.

Nigeria's Invisible Crisis

In one of the world's least recognized crises, hunger amplifies disease for millions fleeing the violence of Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.

The New Berliners

What is it like for refugees navigating life in Berlin after Syria?

Dolphin Slaughter in Peru

A brutal and illegal practice takes place far off the coast of Peru--the secret slaughter of thousands of dolphins for use as bait in the lucrative long-line shark fisheries.

Nepal: Water Rights on the Koshi River

While Nepal’s hydropower potential is great, economic, health and environmental impacts from dams are emerging. Steve Matzker and Jennifer Gonzalez explore water rights issues in the region.

Turkey Under Protest

When protests flooded Turkey, they revealed deep problems. Police brutality, authoritarianism, and a fractured opposition moved from the margin to the spotlight. Today, what remains hidden?

Deadly Cycle: Nigeria's Silent Abortion Crisis

In the megalopolis of Lagos, Nigeria, abortion is legally restricted and contraception is hard to come by. What are the consequences for this city's exploding youth population?

Cambodia: Sex Trade and Tourism

From the streets of Phnom Penh to the rice fields of Cambodia, Melisa Goss explores what lies behind the sex trade and what is being done to prevent it, stop it, and restore those caught in its trap.

The Creative Chaos of Libya

Despairing of the ability of their squabbling leaders and militiamen to reestablish the state, Libyans are busy reviving the country on their own.

Bangladesh: The Real Cost of Fast Fashion

The Rana Plaza tragedy exposed the hidden cost of Bangladesh’s $20 billion-a-year export garment industry. Jason Motlagh returns to investigate the systemic problems that led to the deadly collapse.

Peru: Race in the Rain Forest

In the most biologically diverse place on earth, rising temperatures are causing trees and plants to adapt. Can they do so fast enough?

On Drones, Fences and Future Wars

We think of drones as an exclusively American weapon, but they're not. Look at Israel's violent northern border, where Israel and Hezbollah are already using the flying robots against each other.

Roads Kill

From HIV/AIDS to malaria and tuberculosis, poor countries endure more than their share of health crises. Now they are stalked by a new nemesis on course to claim even more lives—highway fatalities.