Region

Africa

For Widows, Life After Loss

In some cultures, the death of a husband has meant exile, vulnerability, and abuse. But bereaved women are beginning to fight back.

Pulitzer Center Launches 'To End AIDS'

Pulitzer Center launches its newest e-book: To End Aids featuring stories, photographs and video by our grantees. Also included: a timeline, interactive maps, a glossary, and resources.

The Business of Exploiting Suffering Refugees

Journalists Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie discuss their project in the HuffingtonPost Highline, “The 21st Century Gold Rush: How the refugee crisis is changing the world economy."

South Africa's Toxic Legacy

South Africa has historically failed to properly regulate closure of the mines that helped build its economy. These photos chronicle the country's attempt to play catch up.

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.

Rebuilding Hope Wins Crossroads Film Festival Award

Jen Marlowe has won the Crossroads Film Festival Award in the "Transformative Film" category for her documentary Rebuilding Hope. The winning films were screened at the film festival in Jackson, Mississippi from April 16-18th.

Marco Vernaschi Wins Top Prize in PGB Award Contest

Marco Vernaschi has won "Picture of the Year" and 1st prize in "Picture Story of the Year" in the Photographers Giving Back (PGB) Photo Award contest. Vernaschi's winning picture shows the chair on which the President of Guinea-Bissau, João Bernardo, was executed just a few hours previously.

Marco Vernaschi Wins World Press Photo Contest

The winners of the 2010 World Press Photo Contest were announced February 12 in Amsterdam. Pulitzer Center journalist Marco Vernaschi won first prize for General News in the Stories category for his work on narco trafficking in Guinea Bissau. Vernaschi's photographs will be featured in a traveling exhibition visited by over two million people in 45 countries. The contest is recognized as the world's most prestigious annual press photography competition.

In Focus: Infrastructure and Instability in the Central African Republic

Among the poorest countries in an embattled region absent from international headlines, the Central African Republic combats challenges of corruption and underdevelopment similar to those faced by its neighbors. A hotbed for sectarian violence, three civil wars ravaged the CAR in the past decade. Existing population security is credited predominately to UN aid and multilateral foreign assistance, creating a state essentially reliant on political life support.

Marco Vernaschi Nominated for ICP Infinity Award

Marco Vernaschi has been named a finalist for the International Center of Photography's Infinity Award in Photojournalism for his 2009 work on cocaine trafficking in West Africa. He was nominated by Karen Irvine of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.

The ICP's Infinity Awards were inaugurated in 1984 to bring public attention to outstanding achievements in photography by honoring individuals with distinguished careers in the field and by identifying future luminaries. The program is well known as the most prestigious photographic awards ceremony in the world!

In Focus: Foreign assistance in East Africa

The New York Times today covered East Africa's biggest new development: Plans are underway for construction of what will become the region's largest port in Lamu, Kenya. Promising swift growth for Lamu, a U.N. World Heritage site possessing rare traditional Swahili charm, the port will likely jump-start lagging regional economic development. But the boost may come at steep costs to environmental and cultural preservation.