Projects

Launched September 11, 2020 Cícero Pedrosa Neto, Adriana Abreu
COVID-19 has seized on the historical vulnerability of Quilombola populations on the lower Tocantins River in the Brazilian state of Pará.
Launched September 9, 2020 Ana P. Santos
Filipino sailors understand the mystic lure of the ocean. They also know its dangers firsthand. These are their stories of survival.
Launched September 9, 2020 Emily Fishbein, Kyaw Hsan Hlaing
This project explores intensifying armed conflict between the Arakan Army and Myanmar military through the voices of affected civilians, within the context of COVID-19 and national elections.
Launched September 8, 2020 Julia Knoerr
Indigenous Mexican immigrants access cultural and linguistic inclusion through community radio in California. Equitable programming expands health justice and basic rights.
Launched August 27, 2020 Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing
A BuzzFeed News investigation based on thousands of satellite images reveals a vast, growing infrastructure for long-term detention and incarceration.
Launched August 24, 2020 Maud Beelman, Lauren Mucciolo
Shelter in place, the mantra of the COVID-19 pandemic, takes on a whole new meaning when you have no home. The Howard Centers for Investigative Journalism explore the plight of the homeless.
Launched August 20, 2020 Simon Ostrovsky
Is the “last dictatorship in Europe" finally ready for reform, or is the stage being set for a Russian takeover? Simon Ostrovsky reports on the Belarusian election and the subsequent protests.
Launched August 18, 2020 James Verini
In the last twenty years, according to the U.S. Border Patrol, roughly 8,000 migrants have died in on the border while trying to get into this country. This is the story of one of them.
Launched August 14, 2020 Ingrid Olivia Norrmén-Smith
This work explores complexities vis-à-vis the “mental health crisis” in Cambodia, drawing from transcultural psychiatry, medical anthropology, and communicated through the lens of solutions journalism.
Launched August 14, 2020 Apoorva Mittal
Some religious gatherings worldwide turned into coronavirus-spreading events. In India, members of an Islamic group are facing prosecutions for intentionally spreading the virus.
Launched August 12, 2020 Giles Duley
"We thought we were ready, and then we realized we had no idea," said Dr. Sabeena Qureshi. COVID-19 created the biggest U.K. healthcare crisis in living memory. This is the story of the teams at the frontline.
Launched August 12, 2020 Emily Kassie, Ben C. Solomon
In this series from PBS Frontline and The Marshall Project, Emily Kassie and Ben C. Solomon follow the lives of the undocumented, the homeless, the detained, and the guards are fighting to survive in the virus’ epicenter.
Launched August 11, 2020 Sam Mednick, Amanda Sperber
Officially, the United States has one military base in Africa. But extensive reporting has revealed the existence of a network of secret military bases and outposts across the continent.
Launched August 7, 2020 Areeba Shah
As the coronavirus ravages marginalized communities, it's putting migrant farmworkers most in danger. Even as policies have shifted across the country, working and living conditions for them remains the same, making them one of the most vulnerable groups.
Launched August 7, 2020 Caitlin Hunt
Being a “Land Grant” university is a source of pride at Ohio State University—but why? Eye on Ohio looks into the Native American lands that helped fuel one of Ohio's largest economic engines.
Launched August 7, 2020 Juliana Mori, Juliana Arini
A look at Amazonian fires and deforestation during the dry season and the possible consequences for the health of the Amazonian population over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Launched August 4, 2020 Erwan Hermawan
The construction of a mining road in Hutan Harapan is a conspiracy between Peter Sondakh, owner Rajawali Group and the government. Road construction causes deforestation.  
Launched July 29, 2020 James Finn, Sarah Warnock
The Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting captures the stories of people and places hit hardest by the nation’s worst pandemic in a century.
Launched July 28, 2020 Rosie Pioth, Berdy Pambou
This project will focus on Nkamou in Congo-Brazzaville's Pool Department as a case study of deforestation in this part of the country.
Launched July 28, 2020 Anita Pouchard Serra
Immigrant women from the Bajo Flores slum are at the lead of the resistance and fight against COVID-19 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Launched July 27, 2020 Agoeng Wijaya Soedjito, Aseanty Pahlevi
The fires that destroyed 1.53 million hectares of Indonesia’s forests and land in 2019 were triggered by the expansion of forest product and oil palm plantations and industrial activity.
Launched July 24, 2020 Emily Fishbein
A multifaceted look at jade mining in Kachin State, Myanmar, where despite longstanding calls for reform, July saw another deadly landslide in the weakly-regulated industry.   
Launched July 23, 2020 Kunsang Choden
Himalayan highlanders remain concerned despite the lack of reported cases of COVID-19.
Launched July 23, 2020 Abrahm Lustgarten, Meridith Kohut
Propublica and the New York Times magazine use a groundbreaking data model to explore the daunting implications of climate change for global migration.