This investigation combines print, photo, a mini documentary and a searchable dataset to explain never-before-seen data regarding mine closure certificates and financial provisions for rehabilitation.
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?
These are the stories of the CEOs, criminal masterminds, pencil-pushers and low-flying vultures who have figured out how to profit from global instability, also known as human suffering.
Photographer Jost Franko follows the path of cotton in Burkina Faso, Bangladesh and Slovenia, where he finds farmers and textile workers who are often struggling—underpaid or mistreated.
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.
At 93, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is fading away. Where will his country be once he passes?
President Joseph Kabila and his relatives have built a network of businesses that reaches into every corner of Congo’s economy. Is that why he won’t step down?
Following the path of cotton from Burkina Faso to Bangladesh to your local mall.
Pulitzer grantee Joshua Hammer's new book tells the story of the "Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu" and their race to save the world’s most precious manuscripts.
For the first time, Promotion of Access to Information Act requests expose South Africa's failed mine closure system. One specific company sets an example with its choice to not properly rehabilitate.
Young people born with HIV in Malawi now confront their adolescent years with the support of teen clinics and clubs.
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.
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.
In the global debate over the ICC's arrest warrant for President al-Bashir, the stability of Sudan hangs in the balance.
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.
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.
Two months ago, Sudan conducted its first multiparty elections in almost twenty-five years. The National Congress Party (the ruling party of northern Sudan) portrayed the elections as a milestone in Sudanese history, an opportunity for a peaceful transfer of power and a bloodless process that truly spoke to Sudan’s political evolution.
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.
"I've Got This Camera": Reflections on Activism and Unease
This is a story that will challenge consciences and emotions.
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.
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."
Christina Paschyn and Mark Stanley, Pulitzer Center
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.