Rachel Lippmann and William Freivogel discuss how police departments use civil asset forfeiture, as well as the legal implications of the practice.
How civil asset forfeiture stacks up with the law, and how police abuse it.
Indira Lakshmanan writes about what the passing of Dr. Roderick MacFarquhar means for academia.
National and international media has begun recognizing the cultural bridge-building efforts of Western Massachusetts group.
In the same week the Pentagon said Guantánamo is still an option for ISIS prisoners in Syria, the war-on-terror prison seeks contractors to bid for a three-cell, ADA-approved compound. Price tag? Unknown.
The Pentagon doubled down on an appeal by the State Department to foreign countries to take home their nationals captured in Syria as foreign fighters for ISIS. Detention at Guantánamo is still a viable option.
Indira Lakshmanan guest hosted a segment on NPR's 1A covering the politics of climate change in the United States and the future of the "Green New Deal."
Alexis Smith, a Pulitzer Center student fellow, reports on resources for the disabled community in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
America's mid-century uranium boom changed the face of the West. Meet the man at the center of its secret afterlife.
Marine Col. Keith Parrella was holding his third round of pretrial hearings in the September 11 case when he suddenly became ill, forcing cancellation of this week’s 9/11 session at Guantánamo.
9/11 defense attorneys, who have long claimed that intelligence agencies actively interfere in their client relationships, are threatening to boycott the hearing of Khalid Sheik Mohammed.
With no dates set for the 9/11 and USS Cole trials, Abd al Hadi al Iraqi would be the next captive to contest his war crimes charges before a jury of military officers at Guantanamo’s Camp Justice — starting in February 2020.
Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer at the Global Health Council's annual media awards. Sawyer discusses the multi-media aspects of the Pulitzer Center's work with the council's Director of Publications and New Media Annmarie Christensen.
The fourth round of the Pulitzer Center-Helium Global Issues/Citizen Voices contest was a study in contrast. Two of the four essay questions engaged issues that have lingered in the national spotlight for the past year: the 2008 presidential election and Iran. The other two pressed readers to consider lesser known conflicts in the jungles of Ecuador and in the Caucasus mountain region of Eurasia. All the issues - the overexposed and underexposed - received a diversity of responses ...
In July 2008, The Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to produce its forth round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing contest. 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.
The following is an excerpt from Jon Sawyer's remarks delivered to the Southeastern World Affairs Institute on July 27, 2008. Download the full address by clicking the PDF below.
The interactive Pulitzer Center website, Heroes of HIV: HIV in the Caribbean, was nominated for a 2008 Flashforward Film Festival award.
The festival highlighted the best and most recent advances in Flash, a multimedia animation and interactivity software. "Heroes" was one of five Flash websites nominated in the Navigation/Experience category, which recognizes "Flash work in which the navigation is exceptionally usable, clever or original and plays a key role in delivering an exceptional user experience."
The June 24 episode of PBS's The News Hour with Jim Lehrer discussed the impact of non-profit journalism groups on the American media.
The program cited the Pulitzer Center as a media center with "an international focus, looking at stories it believes have been underreported, misreported, or not reported at all."
As news executives seek larger audiences, the art of investigative journalism is slowly giving way to more profitable, less controversial content. This trend is certainly a crisis for traditional journalism, but it also marks an opportunity for non-profit news organizations like the Pulitzer Center.
In June 2008, The Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to continue its third round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing Contest. Contestants chose topics for their essays from prompts related to different Pulitzer Center reporting projects. Find their winning essays below.
Thanks to dotSUB, a browser based tool enabling subtitling of videos on the web into and from any language, Pulitzer Center now offers many of its short documentaries in multiple languages. Once a video is translated, anyone can then embed the video virtually anywhere on the web, enabling the Pulitzer Center to reach an even wider audience with issues of global importance.
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The Virginia Quarterly Review's 2007 fall issue, "South America in the Twenty-First Century," which includes reporting from Pulitzer Center grantees on Peru, Columbia and Argentina, has won the National Magazine Award in the single topic issue category.
Included in the issue:
• Phillip Robertson's "The Octopus in the Cathedral of Salt," an article stemming from his investigation of paramilitary power in Columbia
In May 2008, the Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to continue its second round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing Contest. Find the winning essays here.
The Bay Area Video Coalition, a non-proft media training institute, has selected the Pulitzer Center to take part in its annual Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, from May 29-June 8.
The Institute involves a ten-day residency at the BAVC facility in San Francisco, where eight teams of non-commercial media producers will learn how to create film, video and audio content through a variety of formats, including video game and cell phone applications.