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General news updates from the Pulitzer Center.

Global Maternal Health Writing Contest

The Pulitzer Center is partnering with Helium to get your voice heard on important global issues often under-reported in US media. The winning essay will be showcased on our website, and the winner will receive a Pulitzer Center Global Issues/Citizen Voices Award. The deadline for the current contest is June 24, and the winner will be announced July 7.

Edge of Joy screening

In the U.S. 1 in 4,800 women die in childbirth. In Nigeria it is 1 in 48. In the one-hour character-driven documentary, The Edge of Joy, filmmaker Dawn Sinclair Shapiro closely follows an ensemble cast of Nigerian doctors, nurses, midwives and religious leaders as they battle the second largest maternal mortality rate in the world.

Women Deliver Youth Leaders Workshop at the Washington Convention Center

Sunday, June 6 - 1:15pm – 2:45pm

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is co-hosting several skill building sessions for the Women Deliver Conference's Young Leaders at the Washington Convention Cener at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001-3614.

These sessions will discuss various ways and tools to communicate advocacy messages, including through multimedia (video, music, photography, etc); blogging and new media/web; radio and tv; and mobile technology.

Jon Sawyer addresses Bonner Summer Leadership Institute

On June 2, 2010, Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer gave the following remarks at the opening reception for college presidents and provosts at the Bonner Foundation's Summer Leadership Institute and 20th Anniversary Celebration, being held at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky.

It's such an honor to be here. When I look around the room, and the list of colleges that are part of the Bonner Foundation family, so many associations come to mind:

Maternal mortality blog post featured on IWHC

The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) blog, Akimbo, has featured Christina Maria Paschyn's Untold Stories post on maternal mortality and video interview with IWHC consultant Jennifer Redner. Read an excerpt:

Conversations with alumnus Kwame Dawes

Annie Paul, The Pelican

Just back from writing poems in India, internationally acclaimed poet and UWI alumnus Kwame Dawes sat down with Annie Paul for an engaging discussion about his life, his alma mater's role in shaping him as an artist and the Emmy Award-winning LiveHopeLove project.

Gallagher to Present at Shanghai World Expo

Sean Gallagher will speak about his reporting and multimedia work for China's Growing Sands in the Biodiversity Seminar at the Shanghai World Expo on May 31, 2010. The exposition will take place in the Belgium-EU Pavilion.