It is, without doubt, one of the year’s most significant pieces of journalism. “Fractured Lands,” grantee Scott Anderson’s epic narrative of the modern Middle East, continues to draw critical acclaim and national attention. Scott has been interviewed by Bloomberg’s Charlie Rose, the PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan and Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman. Scott’s 40,000-word story, accompanied by Paolo Pellegrin’s haunting photography, explains the unraveling of the region through the personal experiences of six individuals. As one New York Times reader put it: “Telling the stories of real people in the Middle East is a devastatingly effective way to help Westerners understand the complexity of the conflicts there.”
In grantee Ross Velton’s short documentary, love blossoms and kindness triumphs in one of the world’s last leper colonies.
The Olympics can be hazardous to your health. Grantee Sonia Shah reports on how the games spread disease and leave compromised health systems in their wake.