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Our Cotton Colonies

Following a T-shirt's supply chain from Burkina Faso to Bangladesh to your local mall—and back again.

Children and war: Liberia and beyond

Bethany Whitfield, Special to the Pulitzer Center

"It's hard to talk about, but at least when I talk about it, I get some relief," said Eric Gibson, a Liberian who survived the country's civil war during his youth by living behind rebel lines.

"Sons of Lwala" documentary premiers at Vanderbilt University

"Sons of Lwala," a film directed and produced by Pulitzer Center grantee Barry Simmons, follows two brothers from Kenya as they build their village's first clinic in dedication to their father who died of AIDS. The film premiered on March 27, 2008 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

Jon Sawyer and Loyce Kareri featured on BBC World News

After winning the Pulitzer Center's March 2008 Global Issues / Citizen Voices contest on Helium.com, Loyce Kareri appeared on BBC World news alongside Pulitzer Center Director Jon Sawyer to speak about the contest, her essay and what the future holds for citizen journalism.

South Sudan crisis ignored in midst of Darfur attention

By Allie Feras. American University's The Eagle

An amplified focus on the genocide in Darfur has drawn international attention away from tragedies occurring in south Sudan, filmmaker Jen Marlowe said at a panel discussion Tuesday evening.

"The peace process that was started [in South Sudan] ... has been allowed to slide back into what looks like a slide back into civil war," Marlowe said.