Projects

Launched December 14, 2010
A post-quake exploration through poetry. A special feature with poetry by Kwame Dawes, photography by Andre Lambertson.
Launched November 16, 2010 Alex M. Rozier, Sarah Hill
More than 20 million people worldwide are effectively immobile. One Mid-Missouri group is working to change that unfortunate reality in Guatemala, but the work they do won’t conquer the culture that crawls.
Launched November 12, 2010 Peter Gwin
In the heart of the Sahara Desert and amidst of some of the world’s biggest uranium reserves, terrorists, smugglers and bandits threaten to seize control of northern parts of Mali and Niger.
Launched November 9, 2010 Mark Jeevaratnam
During the summer of 2010, the world flooded South Africa through ticket turnstiles or television sets for the highly-anticipated FIFA World Cup. How is the nation reacquainting with daily life now that international football fans have boarded their planes home? And how can grassroot soccer games...
Launched September 20, 2010 Paul Franz
As Haiti continues its recovery from the January earthquake, reconstruction in the country takes many forms.
Launched September 19, 2010 Vanessa M. Gezari, Kathleen Flynn
Afghan reporters know things about their country that western reporters miss. Can they convey the complexity of Afghan society, not just across language barriers, but across cultures?
Launched September 17, 2010 Deena Guzder
Epic floods recently inundated vast expanses of Pakistan in the worst natural disaster in its recent history. This project will chronicle the domestic and global effort to help Pakistan recover.
Launched September 9, 2010 Ruth Moon
A Niger drought means there is not enough food to feed the country; United Nations reports estimate 7.9 million inhabitants are facing food shortages there.
Launched September 7, 2010 Joe Bavier, Marcus Bleasdale
Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, notorious for its use of child soldiers and sex slaves, has stalked Central Africa for decades. How has Kony evaded capture for so long?
Launched August 30, 2010 Fatima Tlisova
Russia is ranked as one of the deadliest places in the world to be a journalist. Fatima Tlisova investigates the censorship, harassment, intimidation and murder of journalists in the Caucasus region.
Launched August 29, 2010 Steve Sapienza, Jon Sawyer
A look at the water, sanitation and hygiene challenges faced by one the world's fastest growing megacities: Dhaka, Bangladesh, where thousands of people die each year from waterborne diseases.
Launched August 21, 2010 Lygia Navarro
After decades of isolation, the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has become a de facto nature refuge. What will this mean for the base’s post-detention future?
Launched August 19, 2010 Lisa Armstrong, Kwame Dawes
Last January's earthquake destroyed Haiti's health care system, once at the forefront of the struggle to treat and stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.  A look at life since the quake, for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
Launched August 16, 2010 William Wheeler, Justin Thomas Ostensen
Brick by brick, tree by tree, this project will chronicle the international effort to help Haiti reconstruct, and rise from the rubble.
Launched August 12, 2010 Scott Carney
The price of a human egg depends on the characteristics of the donor. Eggs harvested from white college students can sell for as much as $100,000. But there’s a cheaper way to get them.
Launched August 9, 2010 David Rochkind
Moldova has been hit particularly hard by the emergence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a new, deadly strain of an age old disease.
Launched August 2, 2010 Philip Shishkin
Leveraging its strategic position in turbulent Central Asia, Uzbekistan has whitewashed its image in the West while tightening the repression at home.
Launched July 21, 2010 Rebecca Hamilton, Cedric Gerbehaye
"Sudan in Transition” brings in-depth coverage of the cultural, political, economic and legal challenges that loom as Sudan lurches towards likely partition.
Launched July 21, 2010 Juhie Bhatia
Reporting from Pulitzer Center journalists and across the blogosphere on food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition around the world.
Launched July 19, 2010 Elwood Brehmer
For the better part of 15 years the Yukon River Chinook salmon stock has been in significant decline.
Launched July 19, 2010 Tracey Eaton
The U.S. government spends millions of dollars every year to boost Cuba's beleaguered pro-democracy movement. Is the money having any impact?
Launched July 2, 2010 Sean Gallagher
China has more wetlands than any country in Asia, and 10 percent of the global total. They are crucial to life and environment -- and rapidly disappearing.
Launched June 29, 2010 Karen Zusman
Refugees fleeing Burma's authoritarian government frequently end up in Malaysia. The promised haven is often anything but, with refugees prey to human traffickers, physical abuse and rape. This project tells their story.
Launched June 25, 2010 Daniel Connolly
A hardened criminal from the streets of Memphis. One of the biggest drug cartels in Mexico. The corruption, cash, and demand for drugs that fuels an illegal, deadly trade -- and the consequences, for Mexicans and Americans alike.