India destroys thousands of acres of forest each year, loss supposedly offset by a compensatory afforestation scheme. But the scheme, now a new law, is undermining the rights of indigenous communities.
The Riberinhos live at the margins of the rivers of the Teles Pires watersheds and are one of the communities most impacted by dam construction in the Amazon region. The dams generate billions of Brazilian reales each year.
People are eating more fish than ever, and a third of global stocks are threatened by overfishing. A small company says its genetically engineered salmon can help meet the demand, while critics say it’s a step in the wrong direction.
Nature's Amy Maxmen talks with courageous Ebola responders who try to gain the trust of wary communities in North Kivu.
The former federal prison turned tourist attraction will serve as the perfect backdrop for this weekend's exclusive performances of The Box, a dramatic look at the effects of solitary confinement.
The Box, produced by the Pulitzer Center, follows four inmates on one cell block as they cope with living in a world that is only as big as an elevator.
California's practice of putting prisoners in solitary confinement is far more humane than it was three years ago, but the courts are still finding constitutional violations of the new policy.
Nine deported U.S. veterans shared their stories with Pulitzer Center grantee Maria Zamudio. They spoke of their combat-related illnesses and how they long to return home.
The communities of Brazil's Amazon face challenges due to aggressive agribusiness activities encouraged by the new Bolsonaro regime. This series features five young leaders who defend the forest and its territory. In this chapter: Ednei.
Col. W. Shane Cohen could be the first judge to set a trial date for the five defendants charged in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
The Italian mafia makes millions by exploiting migrants. In the Italian south, the lives of foreign agricultural laborers are so cheap that many NGOs have described their conditions as a modern form of slavery.
Necromacy Cosmetica is giving back to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
The festival screened five Pulitzer-sponsored films, which centered on public health challenges faced by migrants and refufees across the globe.
This week: The story of a fake embassy in Ghana turns out to be—you guessed it—fake, how Sarah Al Suhaimi's meteoric rise through the Saudi business world signals a new era for women, and Poland's contentious debate over abortion rights.
This week: How poor hygiene on planes leads to the spread of dangerous communicable diseases, how Sámi people are caught between a climate change solution and their own livelihoods, and how you can double your holiday gift to the Pulitzer Center.
This week: As the world looks upon the Rohingya's plight, a refusal to acknowledge genocide; the fight to list mental health as a global health challenge; and the arduous process of finding schools for special needs children while abroad.
This week: Harvey's devastation of American communities pictured from a plane, Duterte's devastation of Filipino slums pictured from the ground, and how traveling to Cuba just got harder.
Jason Motlagh's story for Outside impressed judges at the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, earning him a second place finish in the investigative journalism category.
This week: an unlikely friendship between the governor of Iowa and Xi Jinping results in an ambassadorship, and other stories from around the world.
Photographer Nichole Sobecki and reporter Ty McCormick reporting on Niger's EU-funded crackdown on human smuggling will be featured on Instagram.
Epstein's new book exposes how the West—and especially the United States—has contributed to the creation of repressive dictatorships and notorious terrorist groups in Africa.
This week: a harrowing look into Russian domestic violence, a special investigation into how Jewish Federations spend their money, and how Qatar is jailing new mothers and their babies.
Our 2017 Pulitzer Center Student Fellows traveled to D.C. to share their unique reporting experiences. We documented some of our favorite memories from the weekend event.
The 2017 student fellows discuss their reporting on marginalized communities, human and animal rights, climate change, and mental health on the second day of the Washington Weekend.