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Pulitzer Center Update June 13, 2017

This Week: Venezuela Towards Collapse

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A violinist plays in front of Venezuelan National Guard during an anti-government protest in Caracas. Image by Bruno Federico. Venezuela, 2017.
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As oil-rich Venezuela continues to spiral in social and economic collapse, citizens have had enough...

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Still image from Nadja Drost and Bruno Federico's PBS NewsHour video "Dire conditions drive growing anti-government opposition in Venezuela." Venezuela, 2017.
Still image from Nadja Drost and Bruno Federico's PBS NewsHour video 'Dire conditions drive growing anti-government opposition in Venezuela.' Venezuela, 2017.

Venezuela on the Brink

Nadja Drost and Bruno Frederico

After years of recession and inflation, the oil-rich country of Venezuela is spiraling into social and economic collapse. As food shortages and unemployment become the norm, citizens have been taking to the streets to demand the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro. Grantees Nadja Drost and Bruno Frederico, reporting for PBS NewsHour, note that “President Maduro is pushing ahead with his controversial plan to convene a citizens assembly and write up a new constitution, (but) opposition protesters say that a new constitution will consolidate government power and severely shrink the political space for the opposition.”

The Shwemyitzu Pagaoda on Indawgyi Lake. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Myanmar, 2017.
The Shwemyitzu Pagaoda on Indawgyi Lake. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Myanmar, 2017.

A Dying Lake

Doug Bock Clark

Burma’s Indawgyi Lake, one of the largest freshwater bodies in Southeast Asia, has sustained generations of indigenous Kachin farmers and fishermen, but grantee Doug Bock Clark reports that climate change, globalization, and paved roads threaten its survival.

Keynote speaker Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women, gives her remarks during the dinner program of the Pulitzer Center Gender Lens Conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Image by Jin Ding. United States, 2017.
Keynote speaker Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women, gives her remarks during the dinner program of the Pulitzer Center Gender Lens Conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Image by Jin Ding. United States, 2017.

Gender Lens

Our two-day Gender Lens Conference covered some of the most critical issues of our time, from how we treat widows around the world to what can be done to bring more diverse voices into journalism. Hear from the speakers via video highlights and blog posts from Pulitzer Center staff.

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