Projects

Launched July 19, 2019 Erica Ayisi
Women in some of the most impoverished areas of Cambodia sell their hair as a means of survival. But are they being exploited for vanity an unregulated hair industry?
Launched July 18, 2019 John Beck, Monique Jaques
Demand for tropical timber is stripping Solomon Islands of its trees with grave repercussions for the country's future.
Launched July 17, 2019 Lily Moore-Eissenberg
In 2018, hundreds of nuns descended on the U.S.-Mexico border to volunteer in migrant shelters. Many have stayed to continue their work, citing a “calling” unlike any they have felt before.
Launched July 9, 2019 Laura Butterbrodt
Central European University is being forced to leave Hungary after the Hungarian government refused to let the school offer United States-accredited degrees.
Launched July 5, 2019 Alice Campaignolle
In Bolivia, where the Andes meets the Amazon, coca leaf is now everywhere. This plant is lucrative and so it became a monoculture in the region, causing trees to gradually vanish.
Launched June 21, 2019 James Whitlow Delano
In La Rinconada, Peru, the world’s highest permanent human settlement, climate change, gold fever, a receding Andean glacier, and toxic mercury converge. 
Launched June 20, 2019 Amy Maxmen, John Wessels
What happens when Ebola hits in a war zone?
Launched June 19, 2019 Hannah Lucinda Smith
Why is there a rush for cryptocurrencies in places that don't exist? A story set in the post-Soviet space, where ultra-libertarianism meets kleptocracy and sanctions evasion.
Launched June 14, 2019 Nina Shapiro, Corinne Chin
Life after deportation: The Seattle Times explores how families—including those with American citizens—have adapted in the Mexican state of Zacatecas.
Launched June 13, 2019 Mike Fritz, Amna Nawaz
This series looks at the potential consequences of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's pledges to expand deforestation in the Amazon
Launched June 12, 2019 Melanie Saltzman, Megan Thompson
Can we create a nutritious and affordable food system in a way that’s green and fair? PBS NewsHour Weekend’s "Future of Food" international series reports on work by people who think they have solutions.
Launched June 11, 2019 Justin Fenton, Kevin Richardson
A Baltimore Sun investigation into a rogue squad of police officers who used the authority of the badge to commit crimes—and how they got away with it for so long.
Launched June 11, 2019 Maria Zamudio
A new report shows that hundreds of veterans were placed in deportation proceedings. We explore an unintended consequence of a 1996 immigration law that made it possible to deport veterans.
Launched June 4, 2019 Rachel Nuwer
Tigers and elephants are beloved in the West, but these creatures pose a threat to the livelihoods and lives of people who must live with them.
Launched June 4, 2019 Mark Oppenheimer
In the aftermath of the worst anti-Semitic slaughter in United States history, the neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, relies on a century of deep urban community to cope with trauma.
Launched June 3, 2019 Rafael Lima
Brazil’s newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro is threatening to eradicate Indigenous lands in favor of agribusiness activities. What lies ahead for Indigenous people and their culture in Brazil?
Launched May 31, 2019 Yuhong Pang, Robert Tokanel
“She’s Not a Boy” is the story of Tatenda Ngwaru, an asylum-seeking intersex woman who fled Zimbabwe with sixty dollars and the hope that she would finally find a place where she belonged.
Launched May 31, 2019 Maria Fernanda Ribeiro, Nádia Pontes
It is the women who maintain indigenous culture and now they are also uniting to protect their lands. Together they resist and demand "Demarcation Now."
Launched May 31, 2019 Spike Johnson
The gradual implementation of agricultural nutrient reduction strategies across the Midwest is seen as potential solution to a loss of biodiversity in the Gulf of Mexico.
Launched May 31, 2019 AJ Naddaff
This project profiles the courageous journey of Syrian teenage social media icon Muhammad Najem and sheds light on the psychological picture of refugees who live or have family under regime bombings.
Launched May 31, 2019 Katelyn Weisbrod
Alleppey, India, a tropical, tourist town connected by streams and canals, is facing the challenge of cleaning its water while dealing with the effects of climate change.
Launched May 29, 2019 Manuel Seoane, Karen Gil
With a sign that reads "Chimán, Mojeño, Yuracaré and Movima Indigenous Territory," the eviction of loggers from the Bolivian Chimán Forest has finally begun.
Launched May 25, 2019 Dan Haverty
Paramilitary activity is on the rise in Northern Ireland. But the causes go far deeper than Brexit.
Launched May 23, 2019 Helen Epstein
What does it take for a society to recover from a suicide epidemic?