In the wake of high demand for rosewood timber, weak governance, and perverse incentives, community forest management may offer a way to save a tree species and the forest—but there are conditions for success.
On the digital maps available, these Lagos waterfront communities do not exist in their true form, making human activity difficult to estimate.
With so many trees and plants cut down, the water that would usually be absorbed by soil or end up in rivers is disappearing. Now, families struggle to meet subsistence needs and farmers can barely water their crops.
Grantee Carolyn Thompson explains the process behind her and Lagu Joseph Jackson's reporting on the conflict in South Sudan.
When COVID-19 spread to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, journalists and the public were met with contradictory messages from the government and public health officials during the lockdown in Kinshasa.
Thousands of desperate migrants are trapped in limbo and even at risk of death without food, water or shelter in scorching deserts and at sea.
Women refugees from South Sudan face trauma from sexual assault.
A delicate ecosystem was disrupted in Comoros, off East Africa, when forests were cleared to make way for farmland. The consequences offer lessons for other parts of the developing world.
With South Africa in its third week of a COVID-19 lockdown that will last at least through April, scientists advising the government gave a preview of the next phase of the response.
Polluted water, land grabbing, land degradation–this story takes us into the deep forest of Sangha department more than 800km north of Brazzaville and reveals the ecological disasters caused by gold mining over the last 10 years.
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps into South Africa, the country's experience with handling tuberculosis (TB) and HIV could give it an advantage. But those infections could also worsen the pandemic’s impact.
The InfoNile team tells the story of their cross-border data journalism investigation covering large-scale foreign land deals in the Nile River basin of Africa.
Is the 2011 federal Prohibition of FGM Act in Kenya enough to end the practice of female genital mutilation? FGM is deeply rooted in Kenyan cultures, and critics say the law is not enough.
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.
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.
Stefano Liberti and Enrico Parenti traveled to Mozambique for two weeks to report on the Pro Savana project in Mozambique, the controversial plan launched in Mozambique to industrialize agriculture.
Seaweed farming has radically changed the socioeconomic position of rural women in Zanzibar, but climate change is causing massive die-offs and threatening women's new-found status.
Marc Herman discusses his reporting on the straits of Gibraltar: borderland between two continents seemingly separated by sea: Europe and Africa.
Jackie Spinner spent three months in Morocco exploring the ways in which the country has become a moderate Islamic hub in the North Africa and to examine the contrast between image and reality.
For over a decade, there existed a fake U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana. When the news broke, there were more questions than answers and some officials are convinced it didn't happen.
NBC News producer Janelle Richards traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to report on the technology industry. Hear more about her trip to the region.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson and photojournalist Mark Hoffman traveled to Brazil, Kenya, and Uganda to report on the threat of zoonotic diseases long associated with poverty.
What does it take for a developing country like Nigeria to roll out a new healthcare protocol for newborns on a national scale? T.R. Goldman discusses the challenges this country faces.
Journalist Lisa Palmer traveled to Colombia to report on the post-conflict challenges of rural development and environmental conservation.
The film, which explores daily life for autistic children in Morocco, was inspired by Spinner's own experience as a mother.
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.
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.
Students will explore how health topics are presented in the news media using behind the scenes videos from Carl Gierstorfer’s Ebola project and Jon Cohen’s HIV/AIDS project.
Students will learn about the concept of epidemiology and how it is used to control or prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
In this short lesson, students consider the role of the media and their own relationship with journalism by exploring a story on press freedom in Morocco.
Students learn about health problems associated with solid fuel cooking, alternative cooking methods that would reduce the incidence of these problems, and the difficulties of implementing changes.