Huge swaths of land acquired by foreign investors in Africa's Nile River Basin export profits, displace communities
Expansion works to cultivate new fields of alfalfa on land run by investment companies in Egypt has replaced hundreds of agricultural workers.
Land deals along River Nile could easily impair its recharging potential if water abstraction is not regulated.
Pulitzer Center Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan evaluates today's political landscape in the Middle East.
How do Muslim-majority countries incorporate Islam into their foreign policies? Pulitzer Center Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan moderates a discussion at the Brookings Institution to discuss this issue.
Hundreds of detainees without charges condemn sexual abuse from United Arab Emirates-controlled prisons in Yemen.
Desertification, overpopulation and climate change continue to have an impact on the health of the Nile as it passes through Sudan.
The Nile serves as a lifeline to millions of people across East Africa and Egypt but is under threat from population growth, pollution and climate change.
Egypt's drivers say poor quality roads dictate that they break traffic rules. The country's road planners say it's pointless to make improvements if people won't abide by traffic regulations.
Egyptians are building on their farmland. In the short term, it makes sense for farmers to cash out on their small plots, but are they selling off Egypt's future food supply?
Will Arab governments rise to the challenge?
Religion, not geopolitics, is at the center of how many Egyptians see regional threats.
As world water shortages worsen, foreign companies are scooping up fertile land in the Nile River basin. But how are some of the world’s poorest countries affected? Water Journalists Africa reports.
Egypt’s infrastructure has real life costs for its citizens, and requires targeted and accountable investment. Can the government make the right ones?
After years of the raging wars in Iraq and Syria, most people still think the conflicts are about territory and political power. But religious practice and belief have a lot to do with it.
Battling human and natural challenges, the Nile river is in increasingly poor health. Can it recover?
After decades of trampled hopes under President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians are now working to figure out not only what they stand against, but what they stand for.
Pulitzer Center grantee Ty McCormick covers Egypt's political transformation by talking with artists who are beginning to show their creativity after years of forced self-censorship.
In the wake of the uprising that ousted President Mubarak, Sharif Abdel Kouddous reports from Cairo, Egypt with Nicole Salazar on the struggle for democracy, social justice and economic reform.
Few thought Tunisia's December 2010 uprising would so quickly spark revolts in the surrounding region. What will the Arab Spring mean for Syria, Egypt and Gaza?
Ellen Knickmeyer has been traveling the Arab world from the first weeks of the revolutions to tell the story of the frustrated young generation at the heart of the unrest.
Why did the BBC and three photographers think yet another Nile trip was important? Watch this clip of a dishevelled, sleep-deprived journo to find out.
Jahd Khalil discusses his reporting on Egypt's infrastructure problem and what that means for Egypt's cities and the environment.
Journalist Geneive Abdo reports from Egypt, where despite an insignificant Shi'a presence, there is growing alarm among Sunni religious figures about the Shi’a threat.
Scott Anderson discusses how he chronicles the lives of six people to tell the story of the collapse of the Middle East. "We're all living with the fall-out of what has happened in this region."
Sharif Abdel Kouddous talks about his return to Cairo after the fall of Hosni Mubarak to report on the continuing struggle for reform and social justice.
Inspired by The New York Times Magazine's "Fractured Lands" project, a high school class in Philadelphia, PA presented a multimedia event to educate their community about the Arab Spring.
Journalists and policymakers discuss the impact of external intervention in global conflicts during a panel at the Pulitzer Center Beyond War Conference.
Sixth grade students in Wheeling, IL completed a six-week social studies unit using Pulitzer Center reporting projects and journalist visits to connect ancient civilizations with the present day.
The New York Times Magazine virtual reality film "The Fight for Falluja" and two other grantee projects have been named finalists in the Online Journalism Awards.
Pulitzer grantees Paolo Pellegrin and Scott Anderson win the 2017 Marco Bastianelli award for the Italian edition of their book 'Fractured Lands.'
The first edition of Detours, a new podcast supported by the Pulitzer Center, launched with an interview with journalist Scott Anderson.
Teacher Faraz Chaudry describes how he used "Fractured Lands" to examine the unraveling of the Middle East with 8th grade students in Wheeling, IL.
Washington University's Student Life reported on the panel discussion of Stephen Hadley and Madeleine Albright, that met a packed crowd at Washington University.
A 9th grade teacher describes how exploring "Fractured Lands" provided her students with a much greater understanding of the Arab world and a platform for improving critical thinking skills.
This week's newsletter highlights lessons that explore "Fractured Lands" and the "Power of Poetry"
Reactions to "Fractured Lands," the last leprosy patients in Sri Lanka, and the health effects of the Olympics in this week's newsletter.
Landmark reporting project with The New York Times Magazine strikes a chord with readers around the world.
In this lesson, students use the Pulitzer Center website to research a specific country before giving an oral presentation.
Students analyze why religions have internal conflicts and discuss whether these conflicts are truly religious in nature.
This art lesson is an examination of the conflict in the Middle East. Students will learn about the basics of Islamic Art, and create their own artwork to contribute positively to this global crisis.
This global affairs lesson plan engages students in Scott Anderson's "Fractured Lands," a gripping examination into the unraveling of the modern Middle East through the stories of six individuals.
This unit plan, designed for high school freshmen, analyzes the Arab Spring in the context of the French and Haitian revolutions.
These lesson plans present close reading, writing, discussion, and hands-on activities that explore "Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart," Scott Anderson's New York Times Magazine story.
After reading, discussing, analyzing and synthesizing "Fractured Lands", students will develop a children's book further exploring a character, region or event.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This digital interactive notebook was created to help middle school students grasp the important information presented in the Preface section of “Fractured Lands” by Scott Anderson.
Students will illustrate their critical reading of "Fractured Lands" and their assessment of the causes and effects of the crisis in the Arab World by creating a 30-foot timeline.
This lesson provides guidelines for students to create their own play based on "Fractured Lands," a story published by The New York Times Magazine in the print edition on August 14, 2016.
After discussing “Fractured Lands,” groups of students will present on a particular character’s story, contextualizing it in terms of contemporary history, geopolitics, and conflict.