Projects

Launched January 10, 2014 Yunfan Sun, Leah Thompson
As China rapidly urbanizes, many villages—and their distinct cultural heritage and folk traditions—disappear daily. Two urban Chinese artists go back to the land in search of meaning in modern China.
Launched December 31, 2013 Mattathias Schwartz
One of the world's least-governed regions is caught between South American drug traffickers and the D.E.A.
Launched December 27, 2013 Bregtje van der Haak, Richard Vijgen
An interactive visual guide to the world's most rapidly growing religious movement.
Launched December 26, 2013 Amy Toensing, Cynthia Gorney
When grief is compounded by cruelty: Societies of widows, battling the stigma of exclusion and the lingering damage of war.
Launched December 19, 2013 Aaron Ross, Rijasolo
What happens to an aid-dependent country when the tap suddenly runs dry? Since a 2009 coup, Madagascar has been an unfortunate case study.
Launched December 16, 2013 Katherine Zoepf, Kate Brooks
An emerging class of female retail workers is raising new questions about the direction of the Saudi women’s movement.
Launched November 25, 2013 David Rohde
David Rohde, prize winning reporter and Pulitzer Center board member, covers foreign affairs extensively in his books and as a Reuters columnist. Follow his reporting, commentary, and public events.
Launched November 25, 2013 Dominic Bracco II, Jeremy Relph
"Honduras: Aqui Vivimos" ("Honduras: We Live Here") explores the social conditions—abject poverty, corruption, political disillusionment, and gang culture—that have made Honduras a violent country.
Launched November 22, 2013 Reese Erlich
Many experts thought Assad would be out of power by now. But the initial popular uprising has devolved into religious and ethnic strife. Assad is seen by some as the best hope for stability.
Launched November 17, 2013 Anup Kaphle
A special election in Nepal fuels hope for an end to years of gridlock but thousands of Nepalis are voting with their feet—leaving the country in pursuit of better opportunities.
Launched November 17, 2013 Devon Smith
It has been 15 years since the end of Northern Ireland's Troubles yet in Belfast, a city carved by "Peace Walls," the tension is still palpable.
Launched November 14, 2013 Lauren Wilks
Prostitution is not illegal in Brazil. Yet a campaign to “clean-up” the country’s image ahead of the World Cup is rendering those working in Brazil’s sex industry increasingly vulnerable.
Launched November 11, 2013 Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Jon Lowenstein
Four decades after the military overthrew Chile’s democratically-elected government, the past remains a vital force in the country. A look at elections, memory and reform in this wounded nation.
Launched November 6, 2013 Sean Gallagher
Pollution in India is a hidden problem with catastrophic consequences affecting rural and urban areas. Chromium contamination, lead pollution and pesticide poisoning have left a toxic trail.
Launched November 6, 2013 Anna Nemtsova, Brendan Hoffman
Monotowns, Russian cities dependent on dying industries, face an even more uncertain future now that Russia has joined the World Trade Organization.
Launched October 31, 2013 Juan Forero
How can you provide power for a country of 200 million people? This series examines Brazil's energy needs as one of the biggest economic players.
Launched October 30, 2013 Jon Sawyer, Kenny Katombe
UN enforcement of "responsibility to protect" has too often focused more on protecting UN troops than civilian populations. In eastern Congo UN military leaders are talking—and taking—a tougher line.
Launched October 25, 2013 Kem Knapp Sawyer, Jon Sawyer
Children in the DRC who have lost families, homes and schools prove to be resilient as well as vulnerable. Arts, sports and vocational training help them to re-connect and start life anew.
Launched October 25, 2013 Martina Merten
Non-communicable diseases cause 63 percent of deaths worldwide. In India, diabetes, heart attacks and cancer are on the rise across all strata of society.
Launched October 16, 2013 Jim Wickens
A brutal and illegal practice takes place far off the coast of Peru--the secret slaughter of thousands of dolphins for use as bait in the lucrative long-line shark fisheries.
Launched October 14, 2013 Varsha Ramakrishnan
The tensions between India's patriarchal traditions and modernism can be seen in the struggle against dowry violence.
Launched October 8, 2013 Sharon Schmickle, Samson Kamalamo
Roiling tensions underlie efforts to improve food security in Africa, often pulling at cross purposes on farmers, consumers and their countries.
Launched October 1, 2013 Steve Matzker, Jennifer Gonzalez
While Nepal’s hydropower potential is great, economic, health and environmental impacts from dams are emerging. Steve Matzker and Jennifer Gonzalez explore water rights issues in the region.
Launched September 26, 2013 Jenna Krajeski
When protests flooded Turkey, they revealed deep problems. Police brutality, authoritarianism, and a fractured opposition moved from the margin to the spotlight. Today, what remains hidden?