Meet the trees, get to know their superpowers, and learn how scientists are trying to protect them.
The country successfully toppled a dictator. Now it's in an epic battle to secure freedom.
More than one billion people live in homes with unsanitary dirt floors. This U.S. business school graduate aims to change that, starting in Rwanda.
The facility is jam-packed with nearly 1,200 migrants, including hundreds who fled from abuse at other detention centers in hopes of sanctuary.
Many forecasts for climate change assume that tropical forests will continue to offset human emissions as the world warms. What if they don’t?
From France to Kenya to India and Malawi, women are feeling more empowered to make their voices heard—and to demand gender equality.
How do you parent a child whose life is a reminder of violence?
Senegal is facing new challenges with the rise of obesity and diabetes in its population. While the factors causing this change may be easily discernible, the solutions are not always as simple.
Journey into the wilds of the Congo rain forest with scientists trying to locate a shockingly large peatland so that they can help to preserve it.
Sexual violence is normalized in Ugandan culture, while sex and sexuality are so taboo that nobody discusses them. Passionate women are rising up to lead the fight against these harmful norms.
Students at an American charity school in Liberia almost lost their institution to a notorious sex abuse scandal, forcing the academy to close. Then a new, Liberian-run organization formed to re-open the school. In Monrovia, Monique John follows one student on her first day back in class.
Sexual violence is ingrained into Ugandan culture, largely due to its normalization in society. Finally, a powerful movement is underway to start the conversation about the issue in Uganda.
Doctors without BordersConflict and corruption have crippled the health infrastructure of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Issues beyond the headlines of war and ebola hide amidst the vast swathes of forest and jungle that cover the country.
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?
Can a multi-ethnic vigilante group provide much needed trust and security to the conflict-ridden Plateau State of Central Nigeria?
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.
Centuries after the abolition of the slave trade, descendants of former and freed slaves in Southeastern Nigeria still face discrimination—but some activists are working to change that.
In South Sudan, the trauma of the war and the use of child soldiers is transmitted from one generation to another. But people are also finding ways to keep hope.
With the new changes to the adoption law in Ethiopia, the country has created a sense of community by caring for children who don't have parents to care for them.
Africa has become the new locus of great power conflict in the 21st century. But this new proxy battle is centered in a tiny nation of just 943,000 people in the Horn of Africa called Djibouti.
As world water shortages worsen, foreign companies are scooping up fertile land in the Nile River basin. But how are some of the world’s poorest countries affected? Water Journalists Africa reports.
Students at the University of Kentucky built a prototype wind turbine which they hope farmers in Nigeria could replicate to efficiently dry grains.
Can mental illness be treated in a country with just one psychiatrist for 4 million people? In Liberia, a pioneering program shows it's possible to tackle mental health issues with scant resources.
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.
In May 2018, Hassan Ghedi Santur traveled to Mogadishu, Somalia, to report on former al-Shabab child soldiers and the many challenges that await them once they defect from the group.
Photographer Thomas Dworzak discusses his reporting on Maasai women fighting for their land rights.
Yasmin Bendaas discusses reporting in Algeria—a 2012 project on the disappearing tradition of facial tattoos among the Chaouia and a current project on the effect of climate change on sheepherders.
Nigeria, Russia, and Florida have each had difficulty mounting a strong response to HIV/AIDS, at a time when neighboring countries or states have made progress in bringing their epidemics to an end.
Journalist Tom Gardner discusses a two-part series of articles exploring Ethiopia's so-called "development state" and the crisis of expectations driving mass protest and exodus.
Tom Gardner discusses his reporting as he follows the railway from Addis Ababa to the Djibouti coast examining efforts of the Ethiopian government to use grand infrastructure to develop a poor region.
Take a look inside the classrooms at Kakuma refugee camp and see how the children are struggling to stay in school.
Churches in Ghana are booming and pastors have become some of the richest and most powerful people. But at what price? "Prophets and profits" investigates this boom and its consequences.
As fighting uproots more than a million people, Jack Losh travels to the Central African Republic to report on the country's civil war and humanitarian crisis.
Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism's Estacio Valoi discusses Kruger's contested borderlands and how he overcame the challenges of reporting in a remote zone by using new media tools.
The U.S. military recently invited a delegation of local leaders in Niger to tour a secretive drone base.
Author and reporter Joshua Hammer travels back to Zimbabwe to cover dictator Robert Mugabe's last days.
Conversation focuses on data journalism initiatives produced in partnership with African journalists–projects such as the Pulitzer Center-supported "Kruger's Contested Borderlands."
Watch Jacopo Ottaviani and the Pulitzer Center's Steve Sapienza discuss the growing use of data journalism in Africa's newsrooms, tips for organizing cross-border collaborations, and how civic technology capacity is influencing the use of open data and open governments in certain African countries.
Meet the next generation of global changemakers: our contest winners are profiled here, and receive congratulatory videos from journalists reporting on their letters' focal areas.
Oxpeckers won an SAB Environmental Media Award for their Pulitzer Center-supported project on land rights and displaced communities in Mozambique.
Meyer's project investigates the child labor and corruption behind the global demand for cobalt.
Grantees Cassandra Vinograd, Peter Tinti, and Jack Losh were finalists for an award honoring some of the most courageous, yet least recognized, journalists around the world.
Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth,” human inertia, and storytelling as “a moral act” in an interview with Nieman Storyboard.
In a major new environmental journalism initiative, the Pulitzer Center is administering a $5.5 million fund dedicated to covering the world's rainforests.
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Rainforest Journalism Fund, a five-year, $5.5 million initiative focused on raising public awareness of the pressing environmental issues facing the world’s tropical forests.
After a wave of reforms in Ethiopia, the diaspora community welcomes Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to Washington, D.C.
This week: cobalt mining comes from one of the planet's poorest countries and all too often it is mined by children, skepticism about Kosovo's deradicalization and rehabilitation programs for returning jihadists, and Pulitzer Center welcomes new Executive Editor, Indira Lakshmanan.
A brief recap of a journalism training on reporting land and property rights held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from July 31 thru August 3, 2018
Reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
In this printable PDF, you will find text summaries, discussion and comprehension questions, and other useful materials for students and teachers navigating "Losing Earth."
Guide your students in creative, expository, and persuasive writing, class debates, and science communications exercises designed for any subject area.
Activities encouraging students to create and evaluate visual representations of climate change in order to interpret and share environmental knowledge effectively.
What could you and your students do to fight climate change? This resource outlines letter-writing campaigns, research projects and school-wide event ideas for students.
Find all the context you need to teach "Losing Earth," including historical timelines and original transcripts from Senate hearings on climate change.
Want a journalist to speak with your class about their environmental reporting? Our grantees have expertise ranging from ocean health to pollution. Learn more about how to schedule a free visit.
Students will explore literary journalism by learning about what life is like for children who live in and got to school at Kakuma refugee camp.
In celebration of World Press Freedom Day, we've compiled our top five lesson plans on the importance of a free media, and how journalists and citizens stand up for it around the world.
Stephanie Sinclair's documentary short is an investigation of child marriage and a call to action. In this lesson, students view the film and discuss root causes of child marriage and solutions,...
This lesson pools resources on youth movements in 4 countries and asks students to examine: what matters to young people the world over, what matters to you, and how do you fit into a global picture?
In celebration of Women's History Month, we've compiled our top five lesson plans that feature reporting on women's rights and the ways women are fighting for them.