As the palm oil industry expands, coconut farmers are struggling to adapt.
The president’s political success illustrates many of the reasons populist leaders the world over are able to bypass challenges that would torpedo a more typical politician.
There is growing evidence that these biofuels have little climate or environmental benefit.
The biggest new business in the Philippines caters to online gamblers in China, but while it might seem immune to virus-related travel restrictions, the reality is far more complicated.
Their men fight at the frontlines, but by blood and marriage, these women played a crucial role in the Marawi siege and the establishment of an ISIS caliphate in the Philippines.
From hapless accomplices, some women are becoming willing and enthusiastic actors in jihad. Today, the emerging face of the radicalized extremist is female.
As the Philippine government starts relocating over 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, some residents worry about their impending displacement—unsure of their family's future.
Syracuse University student fellow Micah Castelo reflects on how informal settlers in Manila make a living in their own neighborhoods.
"Democracy is resilient, but if ignored, it will be under assault," said Congressmen Steny Hoyer at the 2019 Copenhagen Democracy Summit.
Duterte’s violent crackdown has left 20,000 dead, and in a devout country, he has hurled insults at bishops, the pope–and even God. But only a handful of activists are brave enough to speak out.
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal but popular war on drugs has forced the Catholic Church to ask itself a defining question: What is its responsibility under an immoral regime?
Pulitzer Center Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan moderated a conversation with Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa.
The "new authoritarianism" is on the rise in Southeast Asia, personified by Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines and Thailand's Prayuth Chan Ocha. Are they not just the present, but the future as well?
Investigating the impacts of the global coconut boom on Southeast Asian rainforests and livelihoods.
The Philippine government will relocate over 200,000 families living in informal settlements in an effort to clean up Manila Bay. How will displacement affect their lives?
The Catholic Church is an outspoken opponent of a deadly war on drugs in the Philippines. But in a face-off with President Duterte, the Church is losing ground, forcing its clergy to a crossroads.
The Lumad people are suffering, and the world has largely turned a deaf ear.
The drug war in the Philippines has killed thousands of drug suspects from low-income communities. Despite the severe psychological toll of the drug war on families of slain drug suspects, mental health resources are sparse and often inaccessible.
Caught between a rising China and a retreating United States, the Philippine government launches twin wars against the forces it says threaten to tear it apart: Chinese drug cartels and ISIS.
What happens to civil society in a country that democratically elects a leader who encourages the summary executions of citizens for drug addiction and the wholesale violation of human rights?
Many Philippine roads are death traps. Why are they so deadly? And what can be done to make them safer?
A new president is elected in the Philippines on a promise that he will crack down on drugs, dealers and users. Thousands of poor people have already been killed.
Thousands of people have been executed on the streets of the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his all-out war on drugs. But shooting his way out of the problem is taking a heavy toll.
On paper, the au pair program is a cultural exchange program. But for many people, the motivations are economic relief rather than cultural immersion.
Meet Adam Willis and Eloisa Lopez, reporting on the Catholic church in the Philippines and Duterte's war on drugs.
What happens when ISIS captures your city.
Grantee Chien-Chi Chang investigates the "quiet genocide" against the Lumad people in the Philippines.
James Whitlow Delano returned to the slums of Manila to dig deeper into the lives of women left behind after men in their lives fell victim to extrajudicial killings in Duterte’s drug war.
Journalist Ana Santos and photographer James Whitlow Delano report from a divided Philippines, where the country itself may be the biggest casualty of Duterte’s war on drugs.
James Fenton discusses reporting on President Duterte's violent war on drugs in the Philippines. The number of casualties in a 7-month period reached 7,000 following the president's election.
The Philippines has always been able to avoid the HIV epidemic—until now.
Journalist Larry Price talks about how child labor is exploited in the gold mines of the Philippines.
Pulitzer Center grantee Ana P. Santos received two awards for her Pulitzer Center-supported reporting.
Pulitzer Center grantee Stern was nominated in the International category, and student fellows Nabong and Yates were nominated in the Student Journalism category.
Photographer James Whitlow Delano was cited for his work documenting the victims of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's extrajudicial drug war.
Medill's Washington Newsroom screens student fellow Pat Nabong's film on the psychological toll of Duterte's drug wars in the Philippines.
This week: Protest violence in Duterte's Philippines, refugees prioritize integration and survival over religion, and how Haiti's capital manages waste without a sewer system.
Jason Motlagh's short documentary for AJ+ won the a Regional Emmy for Documentary Topical News and Program Speciality in the 46th Annual Northern California Area EMMY Awards.
Pulitzer Center grantee Larry C. Price talks with his hometown radio station in Dayton, Ohio, about his work.
Documentaries screened focus on critical water, health and environmental issues around the globe. Future of environmental journalism also among topics raised during panel discussion.
Reporting on the environment can put you in harm's way.
Reporting on the hazardous conditions of underwater mines in the Philippines wins in Outstanding Investigative Journalism - Newscast category.
Honored multimedia projects range from an investigation into child labor in gold mining to an examination of reconciliation efforts between survivors and perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide.
“Finally, some action and lives saved." The Philippine government bans compressor mining.
Conflict—difficult to define, but keenly felt. Explore these stories about under-reported aspects of conflict and peacebuilding.
Independently and collaboratively, students piece together photo puzzles and investigate the stories behind them, all the while considering: Why is it important to seek out the full story?
Indigenous rights and visual literacy take center stage in these activity ideas and classroom resources, using reporting from six countries by Magnum photographers.
This lesson pools resources on youth movements in 4 countries and asks students to examine: what matters to young people the world over, what matters to you, and how do you fit into a global picture?
In celebration of Women's History Month, we've compiled our top five lesson plans that feature reporting on women's rights and the ways women are fighting for them.
This lesson covers some of the psychological impacts that affect migrant workers and their families using reporting on Filipino migrant workers and their families by Ana P. Santos.
In this lesson, students evaluate the impact of how an author orders information by analyzing two articles about Filipino women leaving their countries to work as domestic workers in the Middle East.
Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.
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.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students evaluate the impact of how an author orders information by analyzing two articles about the impact of Filipino women leaving their countries to work as domestic workers in the Middle East.