Projects

Launched November 20, 2019 Hani Zaitoun
Hani Zaitoun examines Estonia's defense capabilities and its special relationship with its Russian neighbor and the Russian ethnic minority that makes up almost 30 percent of Estonia's population.
Launched November 18, 2019 Mariana Rivas
With the recent announcement that all stateless babies born of Venezuelan parents would receive Colombian citizenship, the international community saw it as a victory, a brave response in the face of crisis. But these refugee families’ problems are far from solved. 
Launched November 8, 2019 Mary Landers, Emily Jones
Rising seas pose a serious threat to septic and sewer systems, putting our water at risk of contamination. This project looks at the risks and possible solutions for these problems in Coastal Georgia.
Launched November 8, 2019 Daja E. Henry
In Guyana, women are beaten and murdered at alarming rates. Activists have taken the fight against gender-based violence into their own hands and are looking to the country’s past for clues. 
Launched November 8, 2019 Elizabeth Flock
This story examines how the criminal justice system is not equipped to protect women who protect themselves. It is told through the lens of one case—the Alabama murder trial of Brittany Smith.
Launched November 8, 2019 Monica Villamizar, Phil Caller
In the depths of the second-largest rainforest on the planet, an Indigenous community is waging a fight against industrial giants that are destroying their ancestral forest.
Launched November 6, 2019 Amna Nawaz, Frank Carlson
Can an attorney handle more than 100 criminal cases at a time? That's the reality for a public defender like Jeff Esparza, who represents defendants unable to afford their own lawyers in Kansas City.
Launched November 6, 2019 Zack Beauchamp
The famous line about Israel is that it's "the only democracy in the Middle East." But the foundation of its liberal democracy are crumbling — and may be in worse shape than most people understand.
Launched November 5, 2019 Jošt Franko, Meta Krese
Many of the victims who fled the violence and massacre still live in long-forgotten refugee and collective centres around Bosnia.
Launched November 5, 2019 Vandana Menon
To whom does the forest belong? To the people, the animals, or the state?
Launched November 4, 2019 Richard Bernstein
The "new authoritarianism" is on the rise in Southeast Asia, personified by Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines and Thailand's Prayuth Chan Ocha. Are they not just the present, but the future as well?
Launched November 1, 2019 Fábio Zuker, Bruno Kelly
The aim of this project is to make a portrait of how life looks like in Amazonian traditional communities surrounded by soy fields.
Launched October 31, 2019 Audrey Henson
Dementia is not a new concept to Japan. However, reishi mushrooms are.
Launched October 29, 2019 Mark Hibbs, Jennifer Allen
A look at how attitudes toward climate science among coastal North Carolina residents and decision makers have evolved during the past decade as the signs of change have become increasingly visible.
Launched October 28, 2019 Gregory Scruggs
Forty thousand people live in substandard conditions in downtown Buenos Aires' Villa 31. With property deeds and infrastructure upgrades, can authorities finally resolve the eyesore on their front doorstep?
Launched October 28, 2019 Megan O’Toole, Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
A dispute over land ownership is at the center of fierce debate around a planned extension to Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline, which would cut through dozens of First Nations communities.
Launched October 25, 2019 Amber Lin
The rivalry between 'Democratic Taiwan' and the 'China Model' has lasted for seven decades. Has it now reached a tipping point? 
Launched October 23, 2019 Matt Hongoltz-Hetling, Michael G. Seamans
Canada wants to supply New England with cheap, "clean" hydropower. But the region's mega-dams carry hidden costs to Inuit culture, the environment, and even the climate.
Launched October 21, 2019 Sonia Faleiro
In August 2019, India scrapped Kashmir's special status, moving in extra troops, suspending communication, and arresting thousands. This is the story of the women and children who were left behind.
Launched October 17, 2019 Michaela Haas
Environmentalists, cities, and owners of beachfront homes are engaged in bitter battles over how to save the coastline from rising sea levels.
Launched October 17, 2019 James Whitlow Delano
A mysterious illness has taken the lives of 15 out of 180 members of a clan of Malaysia’s last hunter gatherers, the Batek.
Launched October 15, 2019 Nate Hegyi
Are the super rich better equipped than the federal government to save America's disappearing wildlands?
Launched October 14, 2019 Nádia Pontes, Bruno Kelly
Surrounded by the Amazon rainforest, some 400 families from the Middle Juruá Extractive Reserve transform the andiroba and murumuru that they collect from the forest into raw material for industry.
Launched October 14, 2019 Allison Herrera
Reporter Allison Herrera explores a law in Oklahoma called "Failure to Protect," meant to decrease the number of abused children. Sometimes, it's the woman and not the abuser who does more time.