Projects

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, Nadia 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 25, 2019 Dan Haverty
Paramilitary activity is on the rise in Northern Ireland. But the causes go far deeper than Brexit.
Launched May 20, 2019 Amit Madheshiya, Shirley Abraham
Returning home after buying two milch cows, dairy farmer Rakbar Khan was lynched by a mob of “cow vigilantes”. His wife seeks meaning in mourning his death, while his perpetrators deny it.
Launched May 16, 2019 Amanda Sperber, Adriane Ohanesian
South Sudan's five-year war has impacted people in ways that have not previously been reported.
Launched May 3, 2019 Patrick Ammerman
As Venezuelans leave their country by the millions, how is Colombia—a country with its own recent history of turmoil—coping with the 1.4 million Venezuelans resettling within their borders?
Launched May 2, 2019 Jonathan Custodio
Veracruz is home to hundreds of thousands of Afro-Mexicans. In 2015, they were officially recognized in the National Census. What's happened since?
Launched May 2, 2019 Monika Bulaj
Monika Bulaj is producing a visual atlas of threatened minorities and shared holy places. 
Launched May 2, 2019 Ana P. Santos
What happens to the children of suicide bombers and those injured in attacks?
Launched April 30, 2019 Richard Weiss, Wiley Price
Families of color have long been thwarted in finding a quality education. We present the saga of one St. Louis family, how they got educated and managed to gain their purchase on the American Dream.
Launched April 29, 2019 Zahra Ahmad, Brontë Wittpenn
The story of an Iraqi-Irani woman’s experience of immigration highlights the importance of cultural re-exposure.
Launched April 24, 2019 Aldem Bourscheit, Fabio Nascimento
A six-month transnational investigation into the economic and political drivers of violence against environmental defenders in seven countries of Latin America.
Launched April 20, 2019 Nash Landesman
Upgrading the Panama Canal may have increased safety risks.
Launched April 17, 2019 Nina Jankowicz
Ukraine—the home of Europe’s hot war, and the Petri dish where Russian information operations are tested—holds a consequential presidential election in spring 2019.
Launched April 10, 2019 Sarah Hoenicke
Since Sri Lanka's brutal civil war ended, writers are exploring reconciliation through narrative.