Projects

Launched October 5, 2015 Pankaj Khadka
As thousands of able-bodied men leave Nepali villages for cities and go abroad for employment and to escape poverty, many villages no longer have any adult men—only kids, women, and elderly remain.
Launched October 3, 2015 Lauren Markham
In a country as violent as El Salvador, many have given up on political solutions to gang warfare. Can the new, young mayor of San Salvador begin to bring about peace in the country’s capital?
Launched October 2, 2015 Olivia Conti
What happens when we're told to "walk a mile in his shoes" but the child has no shoes? In Ghana this is an everyday reality making harmful diseases more prevalent.
Launched September 29, 2015 Yam Kumari Kandel, Shilu Manandhar
Eager to earn money to send home to their families, Nepalese workers sign on with Nepalese agencies that traffic them into forced labor and abandon them when they need help.
Launched September 28, 2015 Carl Gierstorfer
A documentary by Carl Gierstorfer follows one community’s fight for survival against Ebola through the eyes of the Liberians on the front lines battling to bring the outbreak to an end.
Launched September 24, 2015 Jeanne Carstensen
For thousands of refugees, the shores of Lesbos are their first passage into Europe. Can locals cope with the arrival of tens of thousands each month?
Launched September 16, 2015 Pierre Kattar
In eastern Nepal, a Hepatitis E epidemic infected over 5,000 people, killing over a dozen. But in Kathmandu, water scarcity provides opportunity for some.
Launched September 4, 2015 Richard Bernstein
Can China take over Taiwan without reunification? Many on Taiwan are worried that that's what it's doing.
Launched September 4, 2015 John Soper
Ghana's offshore oil industry began drilling in 2010, bringing with it significant economic growth. However, history shows that managing oil resources often proves more difficult than expected.
Launched September 1, 2015 Paul A. Kramer
What difference did it make that Hurricane Katrina struck during major US military deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq? This piece explores hidden intersections between these defining events.
Launched August 29, 2015 Julia Boccagno
Although Thailand may appear accepting of transgenders, it ostracizes “ladyboys” from mainstream society, forcing them into industries where stereotypes prevail and denying them legal protection.
Launched August 25, 2015 Sam Knight
Bringing isolated rainforests into a new global deal to combat climate change is a noble and important idea—but can it work in practice?
Launched August 21, 2015 Ann Schraufnagel
Six hundred million Indians defecate outside every day. What does this mean for Indian society and what will it take to change this practice?
Launched August 19, 2015 James Harkin
James Harkin reports from Syria, in an exploration of human and cultural loss.
Launched August 13, 2015 Eli Kintisch
The arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. This project explores how the soil in arctic regions explains past climate change, and how its forests may portend a challenging future.
Launched August 13, 2015 Yana Paskova
Cuban communism is in flux. Citizens own businesses and property; some are even allowed to protest. Yet reminders of the regime are a constant presence.
Launched August 11, 2015 Justin Catanoso
Latin America's first pope derides our "throw-away" culture while offering a stern prescription for environmental protection. Will those who revere him in his native region follow his lead?
Launched August 7, 2015 Reese Erlich
President Trump's attempts to undermine the nuclear accord have united Iranians against the U.S. A serious regional crisis is brewing.
Launched August 4, 2015 Kara Andrade
Kara Andrade travels to Mexico to investigate the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for transparency, activism and citizen reporting, as well as its risks to citizens.
Launched July 31, 2015 Dan Sagalyn, Jamie McIntyre
The Pentagon plans to replace the current nuclear arsenal, including 12 new nuclear armed submarines in the coming decades. But can the United States afford this and is it necessary?
Launched July 24, 2015 Tracey Eaton
The U.S. and Cuba are emerging from decades of Cold War hostility, raising expectations of sweeping change. Will Cuba’s restless 20-somethings stick around to see how their nation evolves?
Launched July 17, 2015 Jon Cohen, Malcolm Linton
Tijuana and San Diego, sister cities that have overlapping populations, have vastly different responses to HIV/AIDS, illustrating the stark challenges that still exist in many locales.
Launched July 16, 2015 Misha Friedman, Masha Gessen
Ukraine's government is set to completely change many of the Soviet-style state institutions, but it has a short window of opportunity and the notoriously corrupt police force is its main priority.
Launched July 15, 2015 Anna Hoffman
A small community of Irish citizens is now responsible for an entire nation's cultural revival.