The world's roads are still a place of carnage, with hair-raising instances of risky practices, unenforced laws and shoddy data. This quick survey of country facts also shows that progress is real.
With a broken education system and unemployment at staggering levels, Egypt has a highly combustible pool of frustrated youth in danger of becoming a lost generation.
Nubian Egypt, which stretches about 200 miles from the Sudanese border north to the city of Aswan, still carries with it distinct customs and a language that is slowly becoming extinct.
As the Egyptian government continues to turn a blind eye toward education, a few civilians and entrepreneurs hope to fill in gaping holes.
Nubians are African descendants of one of the most ancient civilizations in the world but recognition by their fellow Egyptians is an elusive thing.
The cities of Minya, Qena, and Assiut feel far away from Egypt’s famed Tahrir Square – both in distance and spirit.
In a country where abuse behind closed doors is still considered a family affair, one countryside theater company tries to tackle an issue that's unspeakable for most.
As sectarian tensions between Egypt's Christians and Muslims increase, one family mourns the murder of a son.
From sectarian violence to political marginalization, Egypt' s Coptic Christians are being pushed aside in the Muslim majority.
Washington's response to troubling developments in the Middle East created a disservice to all Americans.
With Egypt stuck dangling between its past and future, a growing number of entrepreneurs are trying to propel the nation forward despite its troubled economy.
As lawmakers attempt to reckon with the nation’s political problems, the Egyptian education system--and country's next generation--is festering on the sidelines.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement in India and the growing discontent among civilians in Egypt.
New Wave of Protests in Cairo
The phrase “Arab Spring” has a felicitous ring to it, but most Middle East analysts understood that it would take more than a season for the region to remake itself. And here at the Pulitzer Center, we understood the need to commit to this important story for the long haul. That is why we have been providing long-term support to journalists Sharif Abdel Kouddous, Ellen Knickmeyer and others who have been covering the Arab Spring from the beginning and who continue to file deeply reported dispatches from the field.
Tom Hundley recaps the Pulitzer Center's week, highlighting a new series of Untold Stories from grantee Jenna Krajeski who is reporting on Kurdish youngsters jailed on harsh anti-terrorism laws.