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Pulitzer Center Update July 26, 2018

This Week: The Ugly Story of Nigeria's Childhood 'Witches'

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Image by Marc Ellison. Nigeria, 2018.
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Buried alive, poisoned, scarred by acid–these are just some of the fates that have befallen Nigerian...

Image by Marc Ellison. Nigeria, 2018.
Image by Marc Ellison. Nigeria, 2018.

Exposing the Abuse of Nigeria’s 'Witchcraft' Children

Grantee Marc Ellison’s project has the look and feel of a graphic novel, combining his photographs, text, and video with the vivid illustrations of artist Ozo Ezeogu, but the story they tell—of children beaten and abandoned, falsely accused of witchcraft—is shockingly true. More shocking still is the role of some churches in legitimizing a dreadful practice.

A born-again member of the 18th Street gang now living in the Eben Ezer evangelical church. Image by Danny Gold. El Salvador, 2018.
A born-again member of the 18th Street gang now living in the Eben Ezer evangelical church. Image by Danny Gold. El Salvador, 2018.

In El Salvador, Jesus and the Gangs

An inspiring video that demonstrates how religion can be transformational in a positive way—in this case the story of how Christian faith has redeemed the lives of Salvadoran men who for years had known only violence and crime.​

The author’s photo of a shared lunch with three raftsmen. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Myanmar, 2018.
The author’s photo of a shared lunch with three raftsmen. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Myanmar, 2018. 

Paddling Down the Irrawaddy

A beautifully written account of a solo trip down Myanmar’s legendary Irrawaddy River, in an inflatable eight-foot kayak. The kayak is back in our office, ready for the next adventure.

A born-again member of the 18th Street gang now living in the Eben Ezer evangelical church. Image by Neil Brandvold. El Salvador, 2018.
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For the young men caught up in the vicious cycle of violence perpetrated by gangs like MS-13 and...

A Rohingya refugee displays her scars. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Myanmar, 2017.
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For over half a century, Myanmar was one of the most isolated countries in the world, ruled by a...

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