Decades of mining for jade has left the landscape desolate. Local activists want to make a change. However, can they stand up to the powerful companies that dominate the industry?
People in Myanmar's western state are battling a surge in coronavirus in the midst of escalating conflict. The uprising is the latest in a state with a troubled history.
A growing civil war in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and the ongoing pandemic have led some to fear they will never be safe.
With humanitarian aid and internet services restricted, the conflict-torn state could soon face a public health disaster.
In the wake of a deadly landslide, those living and working in the jade mines of Hpakant, Kachin State, Myanmar share their challenges and visions for a more transparent and justly regulated industry.
This comic tells the story of one imagined Kachin man searching for jade in Hpakant. He dreams of finding a valuable stone and buying his daughter a bicycle, only to perish in the Gwi Hka landslide.
For those in the borderlands, the recent landslide in Kachin state is a symptom of the government’s empty promises.
Hpakant, in Myanmar’s Kachin State, is the epicentre of a multibillion-dollar jade mining industry in which thousands risk their lives every day hoping to strike it big and earn their golden ticket out of poverty.
For Myanmar's informal miners struggling to pull themselves out of poverty, the risks, no matter how bad, are worth it.
The derailing of Hkakabo Razi’s World Heritage bid reveals a multifaceted battle of interests spanning international conservation, commercial exploitation, party politics, and local desires to wrest back forest management.
From jungle stakeouts to burning drug dealers’ property, a group of mothers is willing to do whatever it takes to free their community from addiction.
Attempts to nominate northern Myanmar’s Hkakaborazi Landscape as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site in 2017 sparked fierce debate over who should manage natural resources in the biodiverse region.
This project explores intensifying armed conflict between the Arakan Army and Myanmar military through the voices of affected civilians, within the context of COVID-19 and national elections.
A multifaceted look at jade mining in Kachin State, Myanmar, where despite longstanding calls for reform, July saw another deadly landslide in the weakly-regulated industry.
COVID-19 has exacerbated vulnerabilities faced by refugees and displaced persons from Myanmar, who have also demonstrated resilience in their response.
This project explores the ways that conservation efforts and community interests collide in Hkakabo Razi National Park, part of the Northern Mountain Forest Complex in Myanmar’s Kachin State.
Myanmar's reintegtation into the international community has spurred ethnic strife and a mass migration of people from the country.
Before the genocide, Myanmar’s military spent years dismantling Rohingya culture as part of its attempt to erase the minority’s identity. Journalist Sasha Ingber documents what remains today.
In 2017, Myanmar’s military targeted Rohingya Muslims in a pogrom of mass murder and rape. We investigate the deadliest massacre of a state-orchestrated genocide, years in the making.
Who are the Rohingya? Why have they fled Myanmar? "A Safe Place to Learn and Grow" takes young readers to Bangladesh to learn what is being done to help refugee children heal and access education.
Journalist Shaina Shealy reports on the impact of today's digital technologies on women and girls in Myanmar.
Refugees fear the fate that awaits them in Myanmar and are refusing to return without guarantees of safety. In the camps girls face being trafficked into the sex trade or forced into child marriages.
Media freedom is under threat and democratic space is shrinking in Myanmar amid the fallout from the Rakhine crisis.
Did the United States ignore signs of a coming mass atrocity against the Rohingya when it chose to upgrade its relationship with Myanmar and lift sanctions on the country?
Journalist Shaina Shealy traveled to Myanmar last spring to report on how women and girls are using Facebook.
Journalist Jason Motlagh talks about his experience reporting on the persecution of Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya minority—and the warning signs that went ignored prior to last year’s genocidal violence.
Journalist Timothy McLaughlin reports on domestic developments in Myanmar surrounding the Rakhine crisis as well as the case of two Reuters journalists currently on trial for their reporting.
U.S. President Barack Obama made rapprochement with Myanmar a foreign policy priority. Did his administration turn a blind eye to the suffering of the Rohingya as a result?
Doug Bock Clark discusses his reporting in Myanmar, a country once one of the most isolated in the world. In 2015, democratic elections opened the nation to the globalized world.
Palm oil has been condemned for rampant deforestation in Southeast Asia. How can the world produce more of it in a more sustainable manner? Journalist Wudan Yan investigated in Fall 2016.
Leslie Roberts, deputy news editor at Science, traveled to Myanmar, Cambodia, and Thailand to report on emergency efforts to eliminate malaria in the Mekong.
The Financial Times' Michael Peel talks about his reporting in Myanmar as part of a special FT series, 'The Great Land Rush.'
Spike Johnson explores humanitarian themes through documentary photography. His current body of work focuses on the Myanmar Army’s release of its forcibly recruited child soldiers.
After years of isolation, Burma is experiencing a political thaw that has taken even jaded observers by surprise. But the "New Burma" is not for everyone. Jason Motlagh shares more.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jeff Howe takes us behind the scenes of his reporting.
Since April, over 120 elementary students have learned about how migrants and refugees who are children learn and go to school around the world with the Pulitzer Center's In Their Shoes workshop
Grantee Victoria Milko's series was announced as a shortlist candidate for the 2020 SOPA Award for Excellence in Journalistic Innovation.
Patrick Brown wins the 2019 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo for his photography documenting the Rohingya crisis.
Pulitzer Center grantees Nahal Toosi, Patrick Brown and Ben Taub have been nominated for the 2019 National Magazine Award for Print and Digital Media in Reporting.
Holocaust Memorial Museum's outside walls display images of the Rohingya crisis and pair with music by refugees.
This week: air pollution kills over 4 million people each year, Rohingya survivors tell their stories, and Putin is building his ties in Africa.
Pulitzer Center grantee Kristen Gelineau won the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Award for Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues for coverage of Rohingya women and girls raped by members of Myanmar's armed forces.
The Associated Press won the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards Grand Prize. Another grantee, Foreign Policy, was honored with an RFK Journalism Award for new media.
This week: Refugee Rohingya women are marrying to save themselves, Pulitzer Center executive director reflects on the recently opened memorial in Alabama, and nuclear power plants are defending themselves against cyber attacks.
At the 79th Annual Overseas Press Club Awards, a Pulitzer Center-supported project from the Associated Press wins best newspaper or news service award.
This week: The Burmese military's use of rape as a weapon of terror, Iran's growing influence in post-Hussein Iraq, and the story of why a hard-drive with secrets about an El Salvadorian colonel was stolen from a professor's office.
This week: As the world looks upon the Rohingya's plight, a refusal to acknowledge genocide; the fight to list mental health as a global health challenge; and the arduous process of finding schools for special needs children while abroad.
What stories do we see, and which ones do we miss? These stories go beyond the headlines to explore under-reported stories on migration and refugees in the United States and around the world.
This lesson plan uses resources about women around the world leading nonviolent movements to fight against violence and injustice.
This lesson challenges students to take a position related to what is causing or fueling conflicts that could be labeled religious. Students create an argumentative research paper and presentation.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
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 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...
In this global affairs lesson plan, students will explore the article Humanitarian Raid and debate the role that large corporations should play in helping to end poverty.
The following humanitarian aid lesson plan asks students to consider the role that the World Bank should be playing in international aid and analyze the author’s purpose for writing the piece.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.