Three women from Guerrero struggle in limbo as their asylum cases move from initial arrival to detention and eventually years of court hearings.
Hit lists published on platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp drive people to flee, but even once they're in the U.S. they continue to be stalked.
Pulitzer Center Executive Diretor Indira Lakshmanan on autocracy’s recent growing appeal both nationally and internationally.
Trump’s border wall cuts through the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. The wall will disrupt preserved habitat critical for the survival of ocelot, jaguarundi, and more.
For decades, people came from the southwestern Mexican state of Guerrero to the U.S. for economic reasons. Now many are fleeing drug violence and seeking asylum.
What civilian investigators are seeing differs dramatically from what the Trump Administration has been saying about North Korea’s nuclear program.
A bill proposed in Kentucky would withhold some funding from law enforcement agencies unless they report details on their asset forfeiture activity every year. The move follows a KyCIR investigation.
How does civil asset forfeiture work? An image-based explainer.
Missouri law requires convictions before a state asset forfeiture and earmarks seized cash for schools. But Phelps County seizes millions from people not guilty of a crime and the cash goes to police.
The Supreme Court decision limiting police seizure of property has spurred a bill in Missouri to stop police from seizing millions from people who have not committed a crime or carried drugs.
Sgt. Carmelo Crivello of Phelps County is a legend along the section of I-44 he has patrolled for 20 years. He focuses on the westbound lanes where cars carry cash. The money pays for jails and guns.
Law enforcement agencies in St. Charles County got a budget windfall of more than $1 million in 2017. The source? A court process known as civil asset forfeiture.
On January 12, 2009 in Washington DC, YouTube hosted an event: "Broadcasting the World: The New Ecosystem for News Online." The panel ("Reeling Them In: Building an Audience for News Video") featured: Chris Cillizza, Journalist, The Washington Post, Jim Brady, Executive Editor of WashingtonPost.com, Ann Derry, The New York Times' Editorial Director of Video and Television, Refet Kaplan, Managing Director, Fox News, Lila King, Director of CNN iReport and Jon Sawyer, Execu
The Day After: Can Our Vision Survive? Retreat at the Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Organized by U.S. in The World, December 16-18, 2008
What I'd like to address, in considering the media's role in the event of another major terrorist attack, are three main points:
By Beth Laing
NOTE: We asked each of our 2009 Game Changers Awards finalists to write about their projects, what they've learned along the way and what's next. This essay written by Jon Sawyer, Executive Director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Thanks to all who have participated in Round 7 of our Global Issues/Citizen Voices writing contest. Your thoughts have further engaged readers on pressing international issues. Stay tuned for our next round of essay titles to write on!
In November 2008, The Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to produce its fifth round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing contest, challenging contestents to write on the most pressing international issues of the day. Contestents chose from multiple writing prompts related to international issues and Pulitzer Center reporting projects to sculp their winning essays. Read the winning essays below.
Executive director Jon Sawyer and associate director Nathalie Applewhite provide a brief introduction to the Center's mission and approach as a non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting coverage of critical international issues.
Jon and Nathalie stress why the Pulitzer Center encourages participation in Project: Report, a contest the Center just launched in partnership with YouTube and Sony/Intel for aspiring journalists to tell the stories in their communities that would otherwise go untold.
By Mark Rosen-Molina, PBS MediaShift
Whenever news breaks, the first people on the ground, before reporters arrive, are ordinary folks with cameras. Citizen journalists have played an important role in getting us the first glimpses of developing news, from the London transit bombings to the Southeast Asian tsunami to the Virginia Tech massacre. With the advent of YouTube as a hub for video-sharing, there's finally a venue outside the mainstream media where amateur journalists can distribute their videos to a wide audience.
Anthony Shadid, a journalist for The Washington Post, is one of six Advisory Council members for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Shadid won the Pulitzer Prize for his covergage of the Iraq War. He is author of Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War.