Reaction to the launch of a new human rights group shows how Saudi Arabia’s network of funding and influence will protect its interests.
This episode of Almostajad interviews artists across the Middle East, exploring how music helps connect and inspire listeners from diverse backgrounds during lockdown.
Ethiopian migrants face great danger as they journey to Saudi Arabia.
According to the U.N.’s International Organization for Migration, the number of women making the trip jumped from nearly 15,000 in 2018 to more than 22,000 in 2019.
Pulitzer Center Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan evaluates today's political landscape in the Middle East.
Pulitzer Center grantee Sarah Aziza discusses what it’s like for women to escape Saudi Arabia when their every move is policed by men.
Pulitzer Center grantee Sarah Aziza joins Meghna Chakrabarti on NPR's On Point for a conversation on the present status of women's rights in Saudi Arabia.
Mohammed bin Salman’s effort to burnish his image as a modernizing force of liberal reform while repressing any threat to his rule knows no boundaries.
Despite some reforms instituted by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Saudi women still face an uphill battle towards legal, social, and economic equality, often with dangerous risks involved.
Although the Saudi Crown Prince has been seen as a champion for women's rights, women are fleeing his regime.
How do Muslim-majority countries incorporate Islam into their foreign policies? Pulitzer Center Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan moderates a discussion at the Brookings Institution to discuss this issue.
Pulitzer Center executive editor Indira Lakshmanan talks with Ali Velshi from MSNBC on President Trump's statements defending Saudi Arabia Prince's involvement over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
An Arabic-language news podcast by Sowt Podcasting, focusing on COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa regions. Depending on the vowels, Almostajad is the name used for the coronavirus and also means ‘the latest.’
The Associated Press examines what happens to asylum-seekers when Europe and the United States close their doors, outsourcing migrants to other countries.
One year since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, what is the state of free speech in the Arab world? Sarah Aziza travels to report on the growing diaspora of Arab dissidents carrying on Khashoggi's work.
The death of Jamal Khashoggi shocked the world—but he was far from the first Saudi dissident to be targeted abroad, and he is by no means the last.
Recently, Saudi Arabia has marketed a new image as a more liberal, modernizing nation. Yet at home, the government is cracking down on political expression of all kinds with unprecedented aggression.
Tumultuous reform at home and aggressive foreign policy abroad spell dramatic change for a conservative Kingdom.
An inside look at how Saudi Arabia uses money, scholarships, diplomacy, and media to propagate its brand of fundamentalist Islam in the world’s most populous Muslim country, Indonesia.
In 2013, the Saudi justice ministry began permitting female lawyers to appear in court. How is the entry of Saudi women into the legal field affecting perceptions of women's rights in the kingdom?
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has been on the throne since January 2015, but already has signaled important shifts in the country’s internal governance and foreign policy.
Saudi Arabia's religious landscape is evolving, posing challenges to the ultraconservative version of Islam on which the kingdom was founded. What will that mean for its future governance?
An emerging class of female retail workers is raising new questions about the direction of the Saudi women’s movement.
Sarah Aziza discusses her investigation of the darker realities of life inside Saudi Arabia under the would-be Saudi reformer, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Tumultuous reform at home and aggressive foreign policy abroad spell dramatic change for a conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
A new generation of leaders is in power in Saudi Arabia. Journalist Elizabeth Dickinson travels to Riyadh to find out what the shift means for the Kingdom—and in the broader Middle East.
Caryle Murphy reports on a growing debate on religion and its place in society in Saudi Arabia.
Katherine Zoepf traveled to Saudi Arabia this fall to investigate how a new law that allows women to work in lingerie stores could be catalyst for a much bigger societal change.
The Associated Press project 'Outsourcing Migrants' received an Honorable Mention from the James Foley Awards.
New book by journalist Krithika Varagur considers how money, scholarships, diplomacy and media were woven together to propagate Wahhabi Islam around the globe and considers what the future holds.
Educators met at the University of Chicago for a two-day professional development to discuss how to bring domestic and global reporting into their classrooms.
Can Saudi women change the country's legal system?
King Salman is moving swiftly to put his stamp on Saudi foreign policy.
During his passage through Saudi Arabi, Paul Salopek experiences first-hand the struggle Hejazis are having reconciling memories of their homeland with the realities of the new Middle East.
With one of the largest “youth bulges” in the region, Saudi Arabia’s demographic landscape is undergoing significant change.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2013.
To have female sales clerks staff the ladies lingerie department would seem like a no-brainer, except that it took a royal decree two years ago by King Abdullah to make it happen in Saudi Arabia.
"Walking is falling forward." Pulitzer Center grantee Paul Salopek is following our first footsteps, on a seven-year walk around the earth. National Geographic makes the walk its cover story.
Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on a clarinetist in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's free-market outlook, and Tariq Mir's dispatch about Salafism in Kashmir.
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.
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 plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
Students learn about the emerging cohort of women lawyers in Saudi Arabia and explore the history, culture, and politics of Saudi Arabia to understand the situation for women lawyers and law...
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 unit plan, designed for high school freshmen, analyzes the Arab Spring in the context of the French and Haitian revolutions.
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.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
Students will expand their understanding of Islam by comparing press coverage to what Muslims in the Middle East are doing to try to prevent the world from misunderstanding what most Muslims believe.
In the following global affairs lesson plan, students demonstrate understanding of current events in Saudi Arabia by providing objective summaries of three texts from journalist Caryle Murphy.