Projects

Launched December 19, 2019 Saul G. Elbein
Alaska's Native corporations preserved their cultures by logging their ancient forests. Can they lead the way to conserving what's left?
Launched December 17, 2019 Fatima Bhojani
Ten years after Taliban rule, Malala's hometown is a success story.
Launched December 11, 2019 Hana Elias, Eleonore Voisard
"Holding Fire" is a behind-the-scenes look at the work of a Yemeni immigrant and grassroots Muslim activist in South Brooklyn during a time of unprecedented Islamophobia.
Launched December 10, 2019 Rebecca Hamilton
The world watched in awe as the Sudanese people brought about the downfall of long-time dictator Omar al-Bashir in April 2019. Can Sudan now excavate itself from 30 years of dictatorship?
Launched December 9, 2019 Simon Ostrovsky
Will peace talks between Ukraine and Russia result in an end to the war in Eastern Ukraine?
Launched December 5, 2019 Juliana Arini, Caio Mota
An expedition to Resex Guariba Roosevelt, in Mato Grosso, through the Brazilian Amazon wildness, to show life inside the most dangerous region of the Amazon.
Launched November 26, 2019 Dan Schwartz
Legend tells of an Andean society that lived before Christ and died by the heat of three suns. Andeans say this old ending has returned as global warming. Communities are building lakes to prepare.
Launched November 21, 2019 Amy Mayer, Cara Hetland
How do farmers and rural towns in the Western United States reimagine their lives and businesses as the line dividing wet from dry marches east from the 100th Meridian, bringing arid land conditions with it?
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 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 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 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 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 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.