Projects

Launched December 17, 2018 Doug Bock Clark
The North Korean underground railroad is credited with saving thousands of lives over the last two decades—but now Kim Jong-un is on the verge of destroying it.
Launched December 17, 2018 Louie Lazar
On the Tibetan plateau, an unlikely group of nomads, Buddhist monks, and yak-wool artisans have seen their lives change—through basketball. Can they also help change Tibet?
Launched December 17, 2018 Ben Taub, Moises Saman
ISIS has been destroyed, but will Iraq’s campaign of revenge help bring about its resurgence?
Launched December 12, 2018 Ankur Paliwal
Scientists in Ghana are getting out of their labs to change public perception about genetically modified orphan crops. What could that mean for food security in sub-Saharan Africa?
Launched December 11, 2018 Jeffrey E. Stern
This project takes readers inside a devastating air attack on civilians and critical infrastructure in a remote Yemeni village, while also tracking the weapons used in the attack as they make their way to Yemen from an American factory.
Launched December 11, 2018 Jane Hahn, Max Bearak
Can a multi-ethnic vigilante group provide much needed trust and security to the conflict-ridden Plateau State of Central Nigeria?
Launched December 11, 2018 Divya Mishra
Since January 2016, there have been more than 3,000 unaccompanied minors in Greece every month. Without families to protect them, they are subject to exploitation and abuse.
Launched December 7, 2018 Faisal Amin Khan, Sarah Caron
When Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province announced its intention to plant a billion trees, many were skeptical, but it became the first amongst 45 targets set for the BONN Challenge to achieve its goal.
Launched December 7, 2018 Ingrid Holmquist, Sana Malik
Every year, men from Mexico travel to work on farms in Connecticut, leaving behind families and embarking on a difficult journey across the border.
Launched December 7, 2018 Edgar Walters, Jolie McCullough
In each of Texas' 254 counties, a host of local agencies can use civil asset forfeiture to help cover their expenses. But the system's lack of transparency and accountability makes it ripe for abuse.
Launched December 7, 2018 Alexis Smith
After Hurricane Maria, the disabled community in Puerto Rico faces steep challenges.
Launched December 6, 2018 Emily Gogolak
At bridges leading from Mexico to Texas and in the zone between the Rio Grande and checkpoints along the highway north, the effects of Trump's immigration policies reverberate across the borderlands.
Launched December 5, 2018 Emiko Jozuka
As Japan experiences its steepest population decline since record-keeping began in 1967, Emiko Jozuka examines how a historically inward-looking country will reimagine its future.
Launched December 4, 2018 Tracey Eaton, Katherine Lewin
Dozens of people have been killed in building collapses in Havana. Time, weather, and neglect are ravaging once-majestic buildings nearly 60 years after Fidel Castro vowed to end "hellish tenements.”
Launched December 3, 2018 Rodolfo Asar
Why Ecuador, one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, is failing to stop deforestation in its tropical forests.
Launched December 3, 2018 Sabrina Felipe, Ana Mendes
Gamella Indians of Maranhão reclaim their ancestral lands from the hands of landowners and regenerate Amazonian flora and fauna.
Launched December 3, 2018 Yefferson Ospina Bedoya
Throughout the years of Colombia’s armed conflict between the State and FARC guerrillas, the Massif region was paradoxically protected by its being a warzone. That's changing now.
Launched November 29, 2018 Pam Dempsey, Brant Houston
A data-driven look at the impact of civil asset forfeiture reform laws throughout the Midwest.
Launched November 29, 2018 Saul G. Elbein
In the name of renewable energy, the British government is subsidizing the clear-cutting of the American Southeast.
Launched November 29, 2018 Jacob Ryan
Kentucky has some of the weakest laws in the country when it comes to protecting property from seizure. The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting examines why law enforcement is seizing so much property—and who's suffering.
Launched November 28, 2018 David Gauvey Herbert
With the war in Ukraine at a standstill, will crowd-funded military support break the deadlock?
Launched November 26, 2018 Jonathan Torgovnik
Rwanda’s children born of genocide rape are coming of age—against the odds. Their mothers have now disclosed to their children the circumstances of how they were born.
Launched November 23, 2018 Teresa Fazio
Sweden’s first gender-neutral class of conscripts reports for duty in the wake of their military’s #MeToo movement, #givaktochbitihop, which translates loosely to “stand at attention and bite the bullet.”
Launched November 23, 2018 Joshua Carroll
U.S.-backed anti-trafficking shelters in India claim to rescue women from sexual slavery. But women kept against their will in these institutions say they are worse than prisons.