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Haiti: Challenges to Reconstruction and the Election

The upcoming Presidential election in Haiti will determine the future course of reconstruction, raising concerns over the effects of the recent cholera outbreak, Hurricane Tomas and continuing internal displacement on the electoral process.

Haiti, After the Quake

When high school seniors from the School Without Walls in Washington, DC were asked what they've heard lately about Haiti by visiting Pulitzer Center journalists, they responded, "not much." Almost 10 months after the earthquake, media attention on Haiti has faded. The country's struggles have not.

Writer Kwame Dawes Discusses the Intersection of Poetry and Journalism

Ghanaian-Jamaican writer and poet Kwame Dawes is the author of over a dozen collections of verse, including the critically-acclaimed "Wisteria: Poems From the Swamp Country." He has worked on the Emmy Award-winning Pulitzer Center reporting project Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica and is currently working on Resilience in a Ravaged Nation: Haiti, After the Earthquake.

In this interview, Dawes discusses his work in Jamaica and Haiti and his use of poetry in journalism projects.

"House Call in Hell" cited in Baptist Press article

By Baptist Press Staff

A Baptist Press article describing prison conditions in Haiti highlights Pulitzer Center reporting on Haiti's National Penitentiary by Antigone Barton and Steve Sapienza:

The men, by contrast, are imprisoned in Haiti's notorious National Penitentiary, a facility located just a few blocks from the country's National Palace in central Port-au-Prince that was known for squalid conditions before it was largely destroyed by the Jan. 12 quake.

Pulitzer Center Journalists Discuss Their Work at Film Fest

Mark Stanley, Pulitzer Center

On Monday evening, Pulitzer Center-sponsored journalists showed their short documentaries at the Human Rights Film Festival at Georgetown Law Center. Afterward, the journalists discussed their work and took questions from the audience.

Carmen Russell, who worked on a report about Haiti's slave children, also known as Restaveks, said the following in reference to his film:

Haiti in Crisis

Mark Stanley, Pulitzer Center

The worst earthquake to strike Haiti in 200 years rattled the country yesterday, leaving the infrastructure in shambles and thousands dead. The quake hit just as many believed Haiti was achieving some semblance of stability; relative political repose under President René Préval and heavy United Nations presence enabled economic growth and promised increased foreign investments.

Pulitzer Center grantees Jason Maloney and Kira Kay recently reported on these hopeful developments. In their project on fragile states, they write:

Pulitzer Center Projects Receive Knight-Batten Honors

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting projects received an Honorable Mention and two Notable Entries in the annual Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism.

The Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism spotlight news and information providers who offer more than multimedia journalism. The awards honor novel efforts that seize and create opportunities to involve citizens in public issues and supply entry points that invite their participation or spark their imagination.