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A free press stands as a bulwark against authoritarianism, government corruption, environmental exploitation and countless other wrongs and human rights violations found around the world. Pulitzer Center stories tagged with “Media” feature reporting on journalists and news organizations, their reporting techniques and methods, as well as their importance in preserving healthy democracies.Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on media.

 

September 21, 2016|

Trusting Tech Initiatives Isn’t Easy for Most Syrians

In light of the U.N. Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York, Rachel Townzen explores what it means for Syrians and Syrian refugees to stay safe in a tech-driven world where new technologies and data-collection initiatives are on the rise.

December 14, 2015|

WhatsApp and Murder in Mexico

Until his death, community activist Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco used social media to organize against political corruption in Mexico.

October 28, 2015|

Bolivia Confronts Domestic Violence

In recent years, Bolivia has begun to confront its domestic violence problem. New laws have made important strides, but victims and families still face a maze of bureaucracy and a lack of resources.

June 30, 2015|

Ex-Hostage: No-Ransom Policy Doesn't Keep Us Safe

The Somali pirates that held Michael Scott Moore captive for 977 days seemed not to care that the US does not negotiate with hostage takers. Should the US overhaul its current hostage policy?

June 11, 2015|

Guyana: Of Love and Other Demographics

Guyana's May 2015 elections have highlighted divisions between the country's Indian, African, and mixed-race populations. Gaiutra Bahadur sees reason to hope for the future of Guyanese race relations.

May 05, 2015

The Clintons' Republic

Jonathan M. Katz, Allison Shelley

Bill and Hillary Clinton have wielded extraordinary influence in Haiti for decades, and particularly since the 2010 earthquake.

March 28, 2015

Somalia: Pirates and Anarchy

Michael Scott Moore

Journalist Michael Scott Moore was held hostage for 32 months by Somali pirates. He is recovering. Will Somalia ever recover?

September 02, 2014

Skin Bleaching in Ghana: Media and Cultural Impact

Jessica Edmond

Jessica Edmond, Pulitzer Center student fellow from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, examines the effects of media that promote skin bleaching among women and children in Ghana.

February 23, 2012

A Sharp Initiative

The Pulitzer Center and The College of William & Mary created a unique initiative to provide deeper global learning and storytelling experiences for students.

With support from William & Mary alumni, Anne and Barry Sharp, The College launched its Campus Consortium partnership in fall 2011 with the...

March 26, 2015|

WithDraw: Meet George Butler

Reportage illustrator George Butler provides a first-hand impression of how things are developing in Afghanistan—and how life continues despite the uncertainty of the country's situation.

February 22, 2013|

Global Perception of Che Guevara

The famous image "Guerrillero Heroico," captured in 1960 by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda, has become an international symbol of revolution. But has it been taken too far out of context?