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Visits to two families in Vietnam whose children were born with birth defects revealed how much psychological strain they had endured—some for more than three decades.
I forgot to add a little context to who Habier Malik is and why Sulu is on fire again. Habier Malik is an ustadaz (Islamic teacher) loyal to Nur Misuari, the jailed leader of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). The MNLF, one of three Islamic insurgent groups in Mindanao, led the first insurrection against the Philippine government in the late 1960’s and 1970’s. Its goal was to create an independent homeland for Filipino Muslims who are collectively known as the Bangsamoro.
Gorongosa National Park was once among the top destinations in Africa, with a greater animal concentration than on the Serengeti Plain. But during Mozambique's long civil war, soldiers and other poachers killed the animals, planted landmines and destroyed the infrastructure. For years, this beautiful landscape was all but abandoned.
A main challenge of the Gorongosa project is convincing the people living around the park that cooperating will serve their interests. Poaching, deforestation and slash-and-burn agriculture still threaten the restoration efforts.
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Video produced by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Reporter: Stephanie Hanes
Videographer: Jeffrey Barbee
Editing: Alexandra Verville and Nathalie Applewhite
Map and war footage courtesy of the Congressional Research Services.
An estimated 150,000 people live in and around Gorongosa National Park.
The U.S.-based Carr Foundation is working with the Mozambican government to restore the park. The number of tourists visiting the park is increasing.
Trying to blend into a place like Jolo is like trying to squeeze an elephant through the eye of a needle-or a lobster through a fish net. The last time a pack of reporters came down, some of them got kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf while trying to get access to the European tourists who were snatched from the Malaysian resort island of Sipadan in 2000. The charismatic but misguided Abu Sabaya even held local Filipino photographers hostage for a few hours and stole their cameras and shoes.
Stephen Sapienza, for the Pulitzer Center
What were some of the technical and logistical limitations concerned with filming in Gorongosa?