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Round two: Meet the winners

Bethany Whitfield, Pulitzer Center

From finding the truth about military dictatorships like Burma to creating a solution for Palestinian refugees in the Middle East, the questions of our latest Global Issues/ Citizen Voices Project pressed for thought and analysis on some of today's most complex and difficult global issues. Here's what our four winners had to say on the topics and how their past experiences and research influenced their answers.

VQR Wins National Magazine Award for Pulitzer Center Collaborative Issue

The Virginia Quarterly Review's 2007 fall issue, "South America in the Twenty-First Century," which includes reporting from Pulitzer Center grantees on Peru, Columbia and Argentina, has won the National Magazine Award in the single topic issue category.

Included in the issue:

• Phillip Robertson's "The Octopus in the Cathedral of Salt," an article stemming from his investigation of paramilitary power in Columbia

Round Two: Winning Essays

In May 2008, the Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to continue its second round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing Contest. Find the winning essays here.

Blood, Sweat and Tea: Death Amongst India's Tea-Workers

The following is an unpublished Op-Ed article written by Sarah Ryan, as part of a Global Gateway: Georgetown project to raise awareness and develop outreach strategies for global issues.

Tea. One of the simplest drinks to make. All you need is a tea bag, hot water and some sugar. It takes a lot more effort to make the tea however, than to enjoy it. An effort which for some people means life or death.

Pulitzer Center invited to Producers Institute

The Bay Area Video Coalition, a non-proft media training institute, has selected the Pulitzer Center to take part in its annual Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, from May 29-June 8.

The Institute involves a ten-day residency at the BAVC facility in San Francisco, where eight teams of non-commercial media producers will learn how to create film, video and audio content through a variety of formats, including video game and cell phone applications.