Projects

Launched October 16, 2018 Malcolm Brabant
As economic migrants and refugees continue their march towards Europe, Spain has replaced Italy as the main entry point to the EU. Malcolm Brabant examines the dynamics on both sides of the Straits of Gibraltar.
Launched October 15, 2018 Isabel Sophia Dieppa, Kari Lydersen
After suffering back-to-back hurricanes in 2017 and an ongoing fiscal crisis, Puerto Rico has seen a surge in foreclosures and abandoned property. How are Puerto Ricans' property rights being defended?
Launched October 15, 2018 Ana Maria Arevalo
In Venezuela, female imprisonment entails waiting for years—under cramped and deplorable conditions—before being tried and judged. Will these women ever be able to return to society?
Launched October 14, 2018 Sabrina Toppa
Will China's investment in Pakistan deliver the broad-based growth, prosperity, and jobs it promises? How will it reshape local politics, infrastructure, and the environment?
Launched October 12, 2018 Newsha Tavakolian
This project focuses on the nomadic communities of southern Iran whose pastoral lifestyle—and access to rangeland that such a lifestyle depends on—is threatened.
Launched October 12, 2018 Amna Al-Baker, Ayilah Chaudhary
For simply practicing their faith, Ahmadi Muslims are persecuted in Pakistan, but they find strength in numbers in Rabwah, a remote Ahmadi-majority village where victims often relocate.
Launched October 8, 2018 Victoria Milko, Clare Hammond
Myanmar's reintegtation into the international community has spurred ethnic strife and a mass migration of people from the country. 
Launched October 3, 2018 Christopher de Bellaigue
Assisted dying and euthanasia are part of a new approach to death that emphasises the individual's right to call time on suffering. The effects of this shift on wider society will be immense.
Launched October 3, 2018 James Pogue
Calls for expropriation of white-owned land are growing louder in South Africa, setting off a furious reaction from Afrikaner groups, and laying bare a widening rift in the post-Apartheid nation.
Launched October 3, 2018 Dariusz Kalan
Bosnia has been struggling with a rise in violence against journalists. How does it feel to be investigative reporter in such a divided country?
Launched October 3, 2018 Kadia Goba
What are grassroots organizations doing about Sierra Leone's environmental crisis? How do various environmental solutions impact the country?
Launched October 1, 2018 Kristian Hernandez
Hundreds of migrants from Central America die every year trying to cross the U.S. Mexico border illegally. This story traces the process of finding, identifying and returning their bodies home.
Launched October 1, 2018 Lucia Walinchus
Ohio is one of the largest states in the nation. But a strong tradition of local rule makes finding records difficult across county lines. This data project delves into that problem and looks at patterns of ownership throughout the state.
Launched September 28, 2018 Adam Yates
South African schools have long faced major infrastructure problems. Adam Yates investigates the historical causes and consequences of this issue. What hope exists for fixing these schools?
Launched September 25, 2018 Sharon Squassoni
These are trying times for diplomats hoping to make the world safe from nuclear weapons. Heading off a new arms race will require all their skill and, quite possibly, luck.
Launched September 24, 2018 Thea Piltzecker, Liz Scherffius
In the film A Table for All refugees and asylees seek employment in the New York City restaurant industry. Adapting to a kitchen in a new city, they find common ground in food and cultural exchange.
Launched September 20, 2018 Alexander Clapp
In October 2017, the most famous investigative journalist on the island of Malta, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was murdered by a car bomb while driving home from work. Why?
Launched September 19, 2018 Ani Gururaj
Over 2,000 Nepali-speaking Bhutanese refugees have settled in Central Massachusetts since 2008. Adjusting to a new location, finding jobs, and learning English are some of the many barriers they face.
Launched September 18, 2018 Callum Macrae
In The Ballymurphy Precedent, Collum Macrae probes the killings of 10 unarmed Catholics, including a priest and a mother of eight, in the West Belfast housing estate of Ballymurphy in August, 1971.
Launched September 18, 2018 Xyza Cruz Bacani
Climate change, deforestation, and palm oil production are contributing to an increase in human trafficking in Indonesia.
Launched September 13, 2018 Gregory Orfalea
California has its faults, but innovation, tolerance for immigrants, and reverence for the environment are not among them. What are the roots of California exceptionalism? 
Launched September 13, 2018 Tina Rosenberg
We’ve all heard stories about abusive orphanages. But there’s a bigger problem: good orphanages. Rich countries abolished orphanages decades ago. So why do we keep them going in poor countries?
Launched September 13, 2018 Almudena Toral, Patricia Clarembaux
Abortion restrictions, gang violence, social pressure. In many cases, women in El Salvador can’t make decisions on their own and end up turning to suicide.
Launched September 11, 2018 Hannah Harris Green
India will soon be the most populous country in the world. Innovators throughout the country are creating new tools to help families stay small while taking control of their reproductive destinies.