Before it was outlawed, the Brazilian government federally isolated leprosy patients in remote colonies. Decades later, the children of these patients are calling for federal reparations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has not halted illegal mining in the Venezuelan Amazon, and, as before, the little profit that miners receive today comes at a great cost for the land.
2020 Elon University Reporting Fellow Anton L. Delgado traveled to Brazil to report on the rising cases of leprosy within the country. This video documents his own leprosy evaluation after nearly a month spent reporting in the field.
After decades in isolation without an education, former leprosy colony residents attend classes through a new pilot program.
The conflict between Iran and the U.S. is likely to continue for some time.
The use of data was crucial in the reporting of our project series.
Instead of grabbing the story and rushing away to publish, the Conservation Capture multimedia collaboration helped remote rural community members participate in the project.
To cure leprosy, the Brazilian government forced patients to relocate to colonies. When this was criminalized, these communities were left isolated—allowing leprosy decades to spread and develop.
Leprosy experts from across northern Brazil participated in the first brainstorming session, hosted by The Laboratory of Dermatology Immunology, to find new solutions to the infectious disease.
Carolyn Thompson and team used satellite imagery research in refugee camps to confirm accusations of attacks and property destruction.
How do you report on a place you can’t visit? Our team of journalists used a mobile phone survey to get information from people we couldn’t go meet in person.
Getting the right voices and the necessary data to fully understand the Trans Mountain dispute proved to be a daunting task.
Our student fellows and professional journalists reflect on the importance of being flexible, remaining open to where stories lead, and listening to the people whose stories we tell.