Projects

Launched February 19, 2020 Isabella Gomes
For years, the U.S. healthcare system has failed to identify sex-trafficked victims in clinics and hospitals across the country, but a new coalition of doctors and activists seeks to change this.
Launched February 18, 2020 Brittany Gibson
Voter suppression, harsh voter ID laws, and voter disenfranchisement are on the rise. How does this affect the competitive Democratic primary and United States' most-watched election?
Launched February 18, 2020 Elizabeth Barber
Sister Jean believes that God made us free. With that freedom, we made many terrible choices, like burning down the Amazon. Now, it is not God's job to save us -- that's up to people like Sister Jean.
Launched February 17, 2020 Sammy Fretwell, Adam Wagner
Climate change has a clear impact on the beaches of the Carolinas. But just past those glittering shores, residents of the coastal plains are suffering from the insidious effects of the world’s changing climate.
Launched February 17, 2020 Ingrid Barros, Sabrina Felipe
How Flávio Dino's administration has violated the environmental rights of traditional communities in favor of commodity exploration and extraction with Chinese capital.
Launched February 17, 2020 Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson
As police AI surveillance tech expands amid controversy, what's the impact for minority communities? This project explores the culture of surveillance and outcomes in crime prevention and civil rights.
Launched February 14, 2020 Reese Erlich
How are ordinary Iranians reacting to heightened tensions with the U.S.?
Launched February 14, 2020 Francesc Badia i Dalmases, Pablo Albarenga
After five episodes in Brazil and three in Ecuador, Rainforest Defenders Series turns its attention to the Colombian Amazon.
Launched February 14, 2020 Juyoung Choi, Saad Ejaz
In the summer of 2019, more than 500 Yemenis refugees arrived at Jeju Island, South Korea. With their visas soon expiring, many face the risk of losing the lives they’ve built and returning to a war-torn Yemen.
Launched February 13, 2020 Peter Yeung
A scheme in the Democratic Republic of Congo is giving local communities the right to own and manage rainforest – both providing employment opportunities and halting deforestation.
Launched February 7, 2020 Saul G. Elbein, Joshua Cogan
Changing realities around climate and land stewardship are creating new possibilities around how Native communities manage and profit from their lands, by aligning ethics, sustainability, and profits.
Launched February 2, 2020 Lottie Joiner
Tired of American racism, Black Americans are moving to African countries like Ghana where they are free from systemic racism, prejudice, and discrimination.
Launched January 30, 2020 Yvonne Wenger, Christine Zhang
A Baltimore Sun investigation into Maryland’s child support system and the heavy price it exacts on Baltimore’s poorest families and communities.
Launched January 28, 2020 Jack Brook
“Land of the Dammed” will follow the story of the Chilean village of Caimanes and its decades long fight against the nearby El Mauro, one of the largest toxic waste tailings dams in the world.
Launched January 27, 2020 Andrew S. Lewis
Dr. Stewart Farrell and other coastal scientists have been warning that much of the iconic Jersey Shore will be erased by sea-level rise and storms over the next century. But is anyone listening?
Launched January 27, 2020 Meg Jones
Wisconsin Army National Guard members overseeing the training of Ukrainian armed forces are reluctant characters in the impeachment case against President Donald Trump.
Launched January 22, 2020 Emily Fishbein
This project explores the ways that conservation efforts and community interests collide in Hkakabo Razi National Park, part of the Northern Mountain Forest Complex in Myanmar’s Kachin State.
Launched January 17, 2020 Sean Gallagher
In the heart of South East Asia, fires and chainsaws are clearing Cambodia’s last fragments of forest. Logging, agriculture, and rubber plantations are pushing forests to the edge of existence.
Launched January 16, 2020 Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar
Rising seas threaten the future of Kolkata, a coastal city of five million in the Indian state of West Bengal. But what humans do on land may be increasing the region’s climate risk.
Launched January 14, 2020 Anton L. Delgado
A declining number of leprologists rely on questionable data as they try to eliminate the growing threat of leprosy in South America’s most populated country.
Launched January 9, 2020 Maria Hinojosa, Fernanda Camarena
Latino USA, led by veteran journalist Maria Hinojosa, reports on the real-life impact the Trump administration’s latest policies are having on refugees seeking asylum via the U.S. southern border.
Launched January 9, 2020 Garry Pierre-Pierre, Vania André
“Dashed Dreams: Haiti Since the 2010 Quake” takes a look back at what’s transpired in Haiti since the earthquake and explores how far the politically-troubled country has come 10 years later.
Launched January 7, 2020 Jacopo Ottaviani, Oluwatosin Adeshokan
Makoko, one of the most crowded slums in Lagos, Nigeria, is finally being mapped—a project intertwined with the fight for property rights in the community.
Launched January 7, 2020 Jacopo Ottaviani, Isacco Chiaf
Lungs of the Earth is a data-driven, multimedia journey across the rainforests in the world. The project documents the state of the forests in Central Africa using data and on-the-ground reporting.