Bogaletch Gebre cofounded KMG, an organization that’s credited with virtually eliminating female genital mutilation in southern Ethiopia
Article about the Global path of cotton in the Saturday supplement of the biggest Slovenian daily Delo
In some cultures, the death of a husband has meant exile, vulnerability, and abuse. But bereaved women are beginning to fight back.
Brought to informal settlements among coal piles and coal-fired power stations by the possibility of employment, residents in Mpumalanga face the constant complications surrounding relocation.
Ben Freeth's family farm was Zimbabwe's biggest mango producer until Robert Mugabe's 'war vets' seized it in 2009. Now, as millions of Zimbabweans survive on foreign food aid, it produces nothing.
A new de-radicalization program provides a window into Sudan's efforts to fight extremism, while maintaining legitimacy with its Islamist base.
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.
Global warming is heating things up, causing all sorts of problems — including for coffee growers. In northern Tanzania, growers are finding weather conditions increasingly unsuitable.
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."
Open Society Foundations instagram takeover with the Global supply chain of cotton industry project
Eight years after Robert Mugabe's war veterans seized his family's farm, Ben Freeth returns to find it desolate and abandoned.
Attitudes toward female genital mutilation are slowly changing in Ethiopia.
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!
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.
In a column for the Des Moines Register, editor Carolyn Washburn commented on support from outside journalism organizations for staff projects, including the Pulitzer Center's support for Phil Brasher's project, "Can biotechnology save Africa?"
Pulitzer Center supported journalist Marco Vernaschi has been awarded the top prize in the lens culture International Exposure Awards for his in-depth examination of illegal activity inside Guinea Bissau. Vernaschi's portfolio was selected among more than 6,000 submissions from photographers in 48 countries.
Pulitzer Center grantee Mary Wiltenburg talks about her work for Christian Science Monitor on “Little Bill Clinton,” a refugee displaced by the conflicts in Congo and Rwanda, currently living in Atlanta, Georgia.
Pulitzer-supported photojournalist Marco Vernaschi was among 10 finalists selected at the Ojo de Pez Award for Human Values, a major international photography competition, for his in-depth examination of the illegal activity within Guinea Bissau, "West Africa's New Achilles' Heel." He and his fellow finalists were chosen from 620 entries.
Michael Kavanagh is a winner of the Radio-Television News Director's Association Edward R. Murrow Awards. Michael's recognition comes in the Radio Network/Syndication Service Writing category for a World Vision Report broadcast that is part of his Pulitzer Center project, The Roots of Ethnic Conflict in Eastern DRC.
Michael Kavanagh's "A Call to Rebels," which aired on NPR's On the Media and is part of his The Roots of Ethnic Conflict in Eastern DRC reporting project, is a finalist in the New York Festivals Radio Programming and Promotion Awards. The recognition comes in the Best Special Report category.
For 52 years the New York Festivals Radio Programming and Promotions Awards has recognized The World's Best Work in radio broadcasting.
Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center