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Africa

Picking Cotton in Burkina Faso

What would change for farmers in Burkina Faso who rely on manual labor if they knew they were competing against farmers in the U.S. who use machines for pressing cotton bales?

Sanctioned Casualties of War

When Dr. Hania Fadl opened the only breast cancer center in Sudan, she didn't expect to have to battle U.S. sanctions, bureaucratic red tape, and cultural norms to save women's lives.

South Africa: A Most Significant Threat

Five decades of mining on the Far West Rand outside Johannesburg contributed to the formation of more than 1,000 sinkholes. As companies abandon mines, many fear this will set off new sinkholes.

From Drought to Flood - Water Images Across the Globe

Water issues affect us all, from the women who spend hours daily fetching water to political battles over international rivers to melting icepack and rising sea levels. We are all downstream.

Worldwide, just under 900 million people lack reliable access to safe water that is free from disease and industrial waste. And forty percent do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities. The result is one of the world's greatest public health crisis: 4,500 children die every day from waterborne diseases, more than from HIV-AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.

Rebuilding Hope Screens at Rwanda Film Festival

Jen Marlowe and David Morse's documentary Rebuilding Hope screened at the sixth annual Rwanda Film Festival (also known as Hillywood), which shows films both in Kigali and the countryside. The festival took place July 11-28, 2010.

In Focus: Sudan - Why Should We Care?

From a practical standpoint, it may be difficult to see any strategic value in Sudan. But it is important to see that there are both humanitarian and strategic reasons for working to stabilize Sudan before and after the 2011 referendum.

Peace X Peace features Rebuilding Hope

Peace X Peace, a global network of women with women-focused e-media, fresh analysis, and from-the-frontlines perspectives that tries to amplify women's voices as the most direct and powerful ways to create cultures of peace around the world, has featured Jen Marlowe and her documentary Rebuilding Hope in an article on their website.

Read below:

"I've Got This Camera": Reflections on Activism and Unease

Uganda: Response to Critics

Merco Vernaschi, for the Pulitzer Center

(Editor's note at end of post)

During the past week a few blogs have unleashed a wave of criticism on my work about child sacrifice in Uganda, questioning my ethics and values and the Pulitzer Center's guidelines. Much of the criticism has focused on the picture of Margaret Babirye Nankya, a child who was killed during a ritual sacrifice, and whose body was exhumed to be photographed.

Mary Wiltenburg Wins Awards for her Reporting in Tanzania from ASJA and EWA

The American Society of Journalists and Authors recently announced the winners of its annual writing awards. Wiltenburg won first place in the Profiles category for "Lost in Migration."

She also received a special citation from the Education Writers Association, which recently announced its 2009 winners for education reporting for "Little Bill Clinton: A Day in the Life of a New American."

Interview with Jen Marlowe, Director of Sudan Documentary "Rebuilding Hope"

Christina Paschyn and Mark Stanley, Pulitzer Center

Pulitzer Center-sponsored filmmaker Jen Marlowe discusses her documentary "Rebuilding Hope" about three "Lost Boys" from southern Sudan who were forced to flee their country in 1987. In 2007, Marlowe and journalist David Morse documented the young men's return to Sudan as they sought to discover the fate of their homes and families.