Pulitzer Center grantees Carl Gierstorfer and David Rochkind use their reporting on HIV, tuberculosis, and fetal sex-determination techniques as opening to conversation on global health journalism at the Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics Charité on Thursday, October 23, 2014. The discussion is part of their multi-day Pulitzer Center visit to Berlin.
href="http://www.carlgierstorfer.com/">Gierstorfer, a journalist and filmmaker with a background in biology, has produced and directed documentaries for ZDF, Discovery Channel and the BBC. As a videographer, he has reported from all corners of this world for Deutsche Welle. Gierstorfer's reporting with the Pulitzer Center includes his project on how prenatal screening techniques and sex-selective abortion create an excess of boys in some countries, including India, which in turn threatens to destabilize entire societies.
Rochkind's photography has appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times Magazine and Rolling Stone, and has won awards and grants from the National Press Photographers Association, World Health Organization and others in addition to his grants from the Pulitzer Center. His reporting includes a focus on the global tuberculosis epidemic, work that he developed into an educational website and curriculum for high schools to teach about TB and public health in the developing world. In addition to his reporting on TB in Vietnam and Moldova, he covered the fight against HIV in Honduras.
Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics Charité
October 23, 2014
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