Launched November 22, 2011 Sara Shahriari, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
Lake Titicaca supports hundreds of small Aymara indigenous farming and fishing towns in Peru and Bolivia, but an unchecked urban boom is contaminating the water and threatening lakeshore life.
Launched November 10, 2011 Richard Mosse
Richard Mosse is known for challenging convention on the photojournalist's role. His book Infra, with photographs of Eastern Congo, is as shocking and complex as the conflict it explores.
Launched November 4, 2011 Fred de Sam Lazaro
Famine and war have pushed tens of thousands of Somali refugees to camps along the Ethiopian border. The crisis is likely to grow worse, straining the resources of aid groups.
Launched October 27, 2011 William Wheeler, Ayman Oghanna
The revolution that toppled the regime of Col. Moammar Qaddafi brought Libya a sense of pride, hope and renewed engagement with the West, but ahead lies the challenge of building a democratic framework.
Launched October 17, 2011 Deborah Jian Lee, Sushma Subramanian
By 2020, China is expected to have 24 million more men than women, leaving the countryside filled with aging bachelors, the consequence of a gender imbalance caused by sex-selective abortions.
Launched October 12, 2011 David Enders
It has been more than eight years since the U.S. invaded Iraq and now the mission is coming to a close. What does the future hold for the people of Iraq?
Launched October 11, 2011 Julia Rendleman
This project looks at the paradox of Jamaican agriculture: an abundant supply of fish, fruits and vegetables while farmers struggle to find financial success.
Launched October 3, 2011 Jenna Krajeski
While Turkey positions itself as a model for the "moderate" Islamic world, its Kurdish "stone-throwing kids"—imprisoned as terrorists—are at a crossroads between integration and radicalization.
Launched September 29, 2011 Ameto Akpe
Abandoned water and sanitation projects deprive the people of Nigeria of a basic human right: access to clean water.
Launched September 19, 2011 David Morris
The words "surfing" and "Islam" do not generally go together. Yet in Morocco, on Islam's Western shore, surfing has become an increasingly popular sport, attracting waveriders from around the globe.
Launched September 15, 2011 Susana Seijas, Dominic Bracco II
Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, has become the murder capital of the world. Most vulnerable are Los Ninis, young men and women who earned their name from “ni estudian, ni trabajan”—those who neither work nor study.
Launched September 14, 2011 Nick Miroff
Billionaire Mexican drug mafias are muscling into Central America, undermining the region’s feeble governments and bringing violence to levels not seen since the civil wars of the 1970s and 80s.
Launched September 12, 2011 Shivam Vij
Thought by some to be irrelevant in the "new" India, caste still determines access to opportunities and defines Indian society. This project will look at the persistence of caste in this rising economic giant.
Launched September 11, 2011 Yochi Dreazen
American forces are withdrawing from Iraq, bringing a painful chapter in the history of both countries to a close while raising new questions about the shape of post-U.S. Iraq.
Launched September 2, 2011 Tecee Boley
Only 25 percent of the population has access to clean water in Liberia, but government officials claim they are working vigorously to address water sanitation issues.
Launched August 29, 2011 Fred de Sam Lazaro
In Brazil, increased access to education, information and contraception have combined to lower the birth rate by two thirds over the last five decades.
Launched August 25, 2011 Habiba Nosheen, Hilke Schellmann
“Outlawed in Pakistan” tells the story of Kainat Soomro as she takes her rape case to Pakistan’s deeply flawed court system in hopes of finding justice.
Launched July 29, 2011 Hanna Ingber, Anna Tomasulo
In Nepal, child marriage affects every aspect of a girl’s life, from her education prospects to her physical and mental health to her chances for escaping poverty.
Launched July 25, 2011 Steve Sapienza
A third of a million Peruvians make their living from gold mining, but illegal tactics and deforestation methods are damaging the environment and inflicting health risks on the local population.
Launched July 14, 2011 Nadja Drost
Colombia's small-scale traditional miners are fighting for their piece of the recent gold mining boom as large multinational companies have picked up most of the country's exploration rights.
Launched July 12, 2011 Antigone Barton
AIDS activists are beginning a new fight against the disease after health workers went on strike in 2009 to protest the theft from Zambia's Ministry of Health.
Launched July 12, 2011 Sean Gallagher
Natural forests cover about 10 percent of China’s surface area, but large swathes of China’s forests have been destroyed as a result of logging, mining, wood and plant collection.
Launched July 12, 2011 Hadas Gold
The trash pickers of Buenos Aires are an unsanctioned but accepted part of city life. Now the government is looking to officially incorporate them in the waste disposal system.
Launched July 11, 2011 Coleen Jose
Abundant marine, animal and plant life in the Philippines supports a rapidly growing population of 92 million. The natural resources also serve as profitable products in the global market.