Projects

Launched January 27, 2011 Ellen Knickmeyer
Ellen Knickmeyer has been traveling the Arab world from the first weeks of the revolutions to tell the story of the frustrated young generation at the heart of the unrest.
Launched January 21, 2011 James Whitlow Delano
For the “little peoples” - a reference to both physical stature and political clout - loss of the rainforests to loggers and palm oil plantations has been a high price to pay for bio-fuel production.
Launched January 17, 2011 Kelly Hearn
Big drug companies are increasingly going overseas to test new drugs and devices on patients. It’s a good deal for the companies, but what about consumers?
Launched December 28, 2010 Fred de Sam Lazaro
Four months after the epic Indus River floods, farmland in the southern Sindh province remains under water.
Launched December 28, 2010 Anup Kaphle, Habiba Nosheen
After being sold in the brothels of India for as little as $300, many Nepali girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking are now finding ways to empower themselves in their home country.
Launched December 27, 2010 Samantha Danis
One woman dies every 90 seconds from pregnancy-related complications somewhere in the world. The Belize Ministry of Health is improving access, coverage, and quality of maternal health care in hopes of someday no longer being one of those places.
Launched December 27, 2010 Elan Gepner
Through literacy programs, empowerment training and the arts, NGOs in the favelas of Brazil are providing youth new opportunities and finding sustainable ways to create a more equitable future for a country long divided by poverty and violence.
Launched December 26, 2010 Fred de Sam Lazaro
The search for jobs fuels population growth of at least 500,000 per year in India's capital city of New Delhi.  Access to drinking water is a daily scramble.
Launched December 15, 2010 Anna-Katarina Gravgaard, Lorenzo Morales
The government in Colombia has to choose between guarding its unique ecosystems or boosting its economy with mining. The decision could exhaust or recast Colombia’s long, agonizing armed conflict.
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.