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.
Launched July 6, 2011 Samuel Loewenberg
Sky-rocketing food prices, drought, conflict, and an insufficient response have left populations in the Horn of Africa on the brink of famine.
Launched July 5, 2011 Jason Motlagh
A gathering economic crisis in Belarus is bringing a new generation out into the streets.
Launched July 2, 2011 Jesse Hardman
Millions of Burmese cross over to Thailand to escape political, social and economic hardships. But labor traffickers prevent many Burmese from achieving a better life.
Launched June 30, 2011 Kathryn Joyce, Michael Tsegaye
Over the past several years, Ethiopia has rapidly become one of the top "sending countries" in international adoption.
Launched June 27, 2011 Will Englund
Twenty years in limbo: Nothing exemplified the collapse of the Soviet Union like the bloody fighting over Nagorno Karabakh, and today that enclave remains a source of bitterness and tension.
Launched June 20, 2011 Sharif Abdel Kouddous, Nicole Salazar
In the wake of the uprising that ousted President Mubarak, Sharif Abdel Kouddous reports from Cairo, Egypt with Nicole Salazar on the struggle for democracy, social justice and economic reform.
Launched June 17, 2011 Isaac Stone Fish, Sean Gallagher
Cheap, available, and an antidote to hunger, crystal meth appears to be becoming the drug of choice both in North Korea, and in its porous border region with China.
Launched June 16, 2011 Helen Branswell
Polioviruses have been nearly eradicated. But scientists worry their gains face a left-field threat: After vaccination, some people excrete the virus for years.
Launched June 13, 2011 Anna Sussman
Sex work in Turkey has long been legal, provided it takes place in state-licensed brothels. But over the past decade, AKP-affiliated officials have closed them down, leaving women on the street.