Fears that the tusks are being peddled as elephant ivory have some experts seeking protections for the extinct animals, too. Not everyone agrees.
Countries all around Europe are dealing with the same dilemma: what to do with citizens who went to join ISIS. Tiny Kosovo is alone in opting to bring back a large group of its citizens.
Women in Turkey interested in studying computer studies and related fields struggle with ways to overcome gender bias and discrimination in order to join the IT workforce.
Unable to get HIV/AIDS care in a devastated health care system, desperate Venezuelans look to Colombia.
A war court prosecutor confirmed the abrupt firing of a Guantánamo Bay prison commander last April was due to the mishandling of classified information. The commander, Admiral John C. Ring, was fired abruptly four months ago after publicly campaigning for detention facility improvements.
In the Amazon rainforest, historic levels of deforestation and fire have prompted global outcry. But what’s driving the devastation?
The Amazon is in need of action and defending.
“The people in the big cities of Sao Paulo and Rio, they want us to live on picking Brazil nuts,” a farmer says. “That doesn’t put anyone’s kid in college.”
The Mexican city of Matamoros has become a forced shelter for thousands of immigrants who wait more than a month for a meeting to ask for asylum in the United States.
Muhammad Najem became a celebrity for his video reports from his war-racked hometown of Eastern Ghouta in Syria. Now displaced to Istanbul, he wants desperately to get back home and continue his work.
Colleagues of a former Navy SEAL say the decision to pass him over smacks of retribution over his willingness to stand up to the military tribunal system.
From actor in St. Petersburg to taxi driver in Tbilisi: one displaced person's search for a place to belong.
Photojournalist Micah Albert wins first place in the contemporary issues category in the 56th World Press Photo Contest for his work covering the Dandora dump in Kenya.
Dimiter Kenarov discussed his work on shale gas extraction to students in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
University of Chicago student reporting fellow Adam Janofsky looks at the lack of government oversight in Thailand's fishing industry.
The Washington Post features "Outlawed in Pakistan," a Pulitzer Center-supported documentary that premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
“Americans love success stories,” writes grantee Sam Loewenberg in a thought-provoking article that appeared in The New York Times this week. But failure can also serve a purpose.
Our 2012 Annual Report is now available online.
On the surface, Poland would not seem to have much in common with Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. But dig beneath the surface in both places and you find shale gas, a potential source of cheap energy.
Documentary producer Micah Fink is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise $35,000 to finish a film on the stories of gay people in one of the most violently homophobic countries: Jamaica.
The conflict in northern Mali is a complex one. Here is a brief primer on the situation.
Follow grantees David Rochkind and Jens Erik Gould in the field on Storify as they report on the Garifuna and their use of culture to fight the spread of HIV.
Calkins Media’s ShaleReporter.com and the Pulitzer Center release joint international investigative journalism project on fracking and Marcellus Shale drilling.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week reporting on human rights in Turkey and Cuba.