A worsening climate is destroying how people farm, fish, and forage across Asia. No longer able to scratch a living from the land, the continent’s poorest are increasingly seeking work abroad — and finding themselves ever more vulnerable to the dangers that follow.
While coconut farming presents several environmental advantages in comparison to palm farming, coconut farmers in the Philippines and Indonesia face production and financial barriers to producing the crop.
The back of Teu Takbabalen’s pigsty house leads to dense forest of the Siberut National Park. The pigs were free to enter the forest to look for other food. But the pigs always come back.
The Mentawai culture is being expurgated by modern life.
The Mentawai culture is being expurgated by modern life.
Scientists in Indonesia are exasperated at the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Indonesia, survivors of terror attacks talk about the trauma that haunts them and the lack of support they receive, after the media coverage dies down.
Many women are radicalized on Facebook, and an expert says they are now a permanent part of the jihadi structure.
Rullie Rian Zeke and Ulfah Handayani Saleh were members of the Indonesian ISIS-linked terrorist group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah.
Indonesia’s mangroves are an incredibly effective tool against climate change — but they’re being cut down to grow shrimp and palm oil for you.
Meet the trees, get to know their superpowers, and learn how scientists are trying to protect them.
Xyza Cruz Bacani’s exploration of Indonesia’s palm oil plantations focuses on the lives of local workers.
Siberut Island is a unique island of Mentawai Islands, in the western of Sumatera Island, Indonesia. Siberut Island is the home of four endemic primates. The Siberut forest is under threat from a 49,440 hectares timber consession, a company-owned 19,876 hectares forest plantation, and 2,600 hectares of land and forest will be developed as a special touristic area.
With journalists in Indonesia and Brazil, the stories in this project highlight how tropical forests in Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Amazonia might ameliorate—or, to the contrary, aggravate—climate change. The project also explores the current impacts of climate change on people and wildlife.
Investigating the impacts of the global coconut boom on Southeast Asian rainforests and livelihoods.
What happens to the children of suicide bombers and those injured in attacks?
Climate change, deforestation, and palm oil production are contributing to an increase in human trafficking in Indonesia.
Indonesia is repairing a vast peatland damaged in an ill-fated agricultural project. Peat breakdown creates CO2, worsening climate change. In Peru, scientists say a peatland there might be at risk.
Borneo's ecological devastation involves logging, mining, palm oil cultivation, habitat loss, and climate change. This project examines these challenges through the eyes of Borneo’s indigenous people.
Palm oil—a product that appears in candy bars, cereal, and cosmetics—is a product the world needs. But can it be produced in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner?
A race has begun for one of the world's most precious resources—land. Investors are pouring in billions. They promise progress, but land grabs can upend livelihoods and stir bitter conflict.
Murders of environmental and land rights campaigners are on the increase worldwide.
Pulitzer Center grantees present their reporting at the International Conference on Family Planning 2016.
As illegal resource extraction spreads, the journalists who report on it often pay with their lives.
At a virtual Earth Day event, grantee Eliza Barclay speaks on a panel with youth activists, experts, and students about solutions-oriented climate change reporting.
Photojournalist Xyza Cruz Bacani discusses climate refugees in Indonesia who become vulnerable to exploitation by human traffickers.
Learn more about Krithika Varagur's reporting project on Salafism in Southeast Asia and how Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries have systematically spread Salafi Islam, an austere strain of Sunni Islam.
The Financial Times' Michael Peel talks about his reporting in Myanmar as part of a special FT series, 'The Great Land Rush.'
Pulitzer Center grantee Larry C. Price talks about the use of mercury in small-scale gold mining.
Reporter Craig Welch shares his reporting from Indonesia on a community threatened by climate change and ocean acidification.
The winners of the 67th Scripps Howard Awards represent among the best of journalism from 2019.
The Pulitzer Center-supported series on supertrees around the world was chosen as a finalist for the 2020 Ellie Award for Feature Design.
Student Fellow Kent Wagner's film is being nominated for the Television Academy Foundation's 39th College Television Award for Non-Fiction/Reality.
Meet the next generation of global changemakers: our contest winners are profiled here, and receive congratulatory videos from journalists reporting on their letters' focal areas.
Pulitzer Center Student Fellows are chosen as three regional winners and one finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards.
This week: unregulated textile factories across Asia, a Somali migrant profiled, Jon Sawyer and Marvin Kalb dissect Trump and the media.
Gold mining in Indonesia leaves a toxic trail across generations.
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
Pulitzer Center grantee Larry C. Price talks with his hometown radio station in Dayton, Ohio, about his work.
A race for the world's most coveted resource.
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
The world wants gold. In developing countries like the Philippines and Indonesia families struggle to survive. The result? Children and teens toiling in the mines, risking mercury and cyanide poisonin
This group of lessons explores the interplay between religion and power. Students evaluate the degree to which religious forces impact the strength of a country's democratic institutions.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Explore reporting projects related to child labor.
Discuss the potential ramifications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on labor rights.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
The following serves as a resource for DC public school teachers working with the District's tenth grade history standards, providing teachers with a list of Pulitzer Center projects in line with...
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students explore the concept of journalistic objectivity and use evidence from articles about land rights in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Myanmar to debate how a country’s natural resources should be used.
Students read global news articles and design a mock campaign addressing the issue of driving under the influence.
Students investigate educational resources about the safety of pedestrians in developing countries and design mock letters to politicians in charge of roads in a developing country.
Students explore the concept of journalistic objectivity and use evidence from articles about land rights in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Myanmar to debate how a country’s natural resources should be...
Students are asked to discuss the articles about Zika virus and answer comprehension questions. Students can also engage in extension activities conducting a deeper analysis of Zika media coverage.