Grantee Carolyn Thompson explains the process behind her and Lagu Joseph Jackson's reporting on the conflict in South Sudan.
When COVID-19 spread to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, journalists and the public were met with contradictory messages from the government and public health officials during the lockdown in Kinshasa.
Thousands of desperate migrants are trapped in limbo and even at risk of death without food, water or shelter in scorching deserts and at sea.
Women refugees from South Sudan face trauma from sexual assault.
A delicate ecosystem was disrupted in Comoros, off East Africa, when forests were cleared to make way for farmland. The consequences offer lessons for other parts of the developing world.
With South Africa in its third week of a COVID-19 lockdown that will last at least through April, scientists advising the government gave a preview of the next phase of the response.
Polluted water, land grabbing, land degradation–this story takes us into the deep forest of Sangha department more than 800km north of Brazzaville and reveals the ecological disasters caused by gold mining over the last 10 years.
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps into South Africa, the country's experience with handling tuberculosis (TB) and HIV could give it an advantage. But those infections could also worsen the pandemic’s impact.
The InfoNile team tells the story of their cross-border data journalism investigation covering large-scale foreign land deals in the Nile River basin of Africa.
Goma, a city in Congo has faced Ebola, war, and in 2002, a devastating volcano eruption. Now, the coronavirus poses a threat.
Families in Somalia face the destruction of locust swarms.
When cholera broke out just months after a devastating earthquake, Haiti’s health system was pushed to the brink. The extraordinary rearguard action that followed offers an object lesson in dealing with a public health crisis.
Despite death threats, environmentalist Phyllis Omido is fighting the Kenyan government, demanding compensation for residents of a slum outside Mombasa plagued by lead poisoning for over a decade.
What does it mean to be a refugee? What is it like to live in and go to school at a refugee camp? "A Special Kind of School" takes young readers to Kenya to visit the classrooms of refugee students.
Has a laudable transnational anti-poaching initiative been hijacked by organized crime? This project investigates claims the Kruger National Park poaching wars are used to create eco-cocoons for the mega-rich.
In Gambia, authorities believe Chinese fishmeal factories will bring much needed investment to Africa’s smallest nation. Its residents disagree.
Can former fighters with a terrorist group be deradicalized and rehabilitated? An NGO in Somalia is trying to do just that with former Al-Shabab recruits who have defected from the group.
Robert Mugabe's downfall after 37 years in power left beleaguered Zimbabweans euphoric, but the rise of Emmanuel Mnangagwa, aka The Crocodile, suggests that the rejoicing might be premature.
The effectiveness of foreign aid is hotly debated, but the voices of aid recipients are often missing from the conversation. This project gathered reports from citizens using mobile phone surveys and then investigated their claims.
While churches in the economic north are emptying out, those in the global south—especially in Africa—are growing. In Ghana, Evangelicalism and Pentecostalism are booming, but at what price?
This innovative project utilizes illustration, photography, and video to investigate what role the Nigerian movie industry has played in the increase of witchcraft accusations against children.
How Western and Brazilian agribusiness are planning to take over an entire region of Mozambique to produce commodity crops for export.
Seaweed farming in Zanzibar generated economic power for rural women, but as climate change causes crop failures, a scientist scrambles to save the industry—and the hard-won gains of women.
Five years since war erupted, life in the Central African Republic is again spiralling out of control, with families caught in a deepening humanitarian crisis. How do you survive when your country is collapsing?
Meet journalist Mark Olalde who is investigating the costs of abandoned mines and the active minerals extraction industry in South Africa.
Photojournalist Neil Brandvold investigates the paralytic disease Konzo that has inflicted polio-life symptoms on thousands of the most impoverished people in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Misha Friedman discusses traveleing to Cape Town to report on the human stories behind the statistics of HIV and the tuberculosis epidemic in South Africa.
Meet Beatrice Obwocha, a Kenyan journalist reporting on road safety.
Environmental journalist Judith D. Schwartz travels to rural Zimbabwe to document how holistically-managed cattle revived a severely degraded landscape—in a way that has benefited wildlife and brought food security to local villagers.
Grantee Roger Thurow discusses his new book, "The First 1,000 Days."
Author Roger Thurow discusses the role of nutrition during the most important time in human development—from pregnancy through a child's second birthday.
This photography tutorial for teachers and students from Everyday Africa co-founder Peter DiCampo outlines tips for taking strong photographs and designing photography exhibitions.
Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin reported in Kenya on corruption, Al-Shabaab, and radical recruitment. They embedded with militarized police and interviewed radicals, corrupt cops, and a Shabaab fighter.
Paul Nevin and Joanne Silberner explore ways that public health students can leverage news media to communicate health issues in an engaging, accessible way.
Grantee Amy Maxmen discusses the similarities and differences between science and journalism.
Journalist Jillian Kennan discusses her reporting on violent youth gangs in Niger.
This week: The story of a fake embassy in Ghana turns out to be—you guessed it—fake, how Sarah Al Suhaimi's meteoric rise through the Saudi business world signals a new era for women, and Poland's contentious debate over abortion rights.
6th grade students at Macfarland Middle School learned about close observation, caption-writing, and visual literacy in a two-day, bilingual "Walk Like a Journalist "workshop.
Everyday Africa founders Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill visited 19 DC public schools and conducted a workshop for teachers to introduce their project and kick off the DCPS Everyday DC unit.
Epstein's new book exposes how the West—and especially the United States—has contributed to the creation of repressive dictatorships and notorious terrorist groups in Africa.
This week: A deep dive into the complexities of European migration, our grantees win an Emmy, and how the Internet hurt Myanmar overnight.
Another big win PBS NewsHour, Science, and the Pulitzer Center, for "The End of AIDS?" Finding new ways to tell stories that matter on issues that affect us all.
Pulitzer Center grantees Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill celebrate the many projects that stemmed off their Everyday Africa initiative including the local iteration, Everyday DC.
This week: The U.S.'s troublesome alliances with African dictators, Pulitzer tackles homophobia through NewsArts, and the true meaning of the Iraqi Kurdish referendum.
The team that made "To End AIDS?" received a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
This week: Keeping nuclear material out of the hands of terrorists, a disappearing collaboration between fishermen and dolphins, and trauma specialists heal after ISIS.
The documentary will be airing on August 16th and August 30 on 5 stations in Native American Communities and 15 PBS stations across the country.
This week: The overlap of Beijing's economic and geopolitical goals, the rise of chronic diseases in violent regions, and grantee Dan Grossman discusses the art of covering climate change.
Students explore the concept of peacebuilding, then use what they have learned to evaluate peacebuilding efforts in their community and suggest peacebuilding projects of their own.
This is a multi-week unit on water rights and access. Students examine the causes of water shortages across the globe and explore solutions to ensure that all people have access to clean, safe...
This is a multi-week unit on international adoption and ethics. Students will examine how international adoption agencies work and the role of culture, ethics, local policy, and international law.
This multi-week unit for grades 9-12 on the Out of Eden project can be divided for individual lesson plans. Students explore human migration and its impact by generating digital media and debating...
This multi-week unit for grades 3-5 on the Out of Eden project can be divided for individual lesson plans. Students explore human migration and its impact by generating digital media.
This lesson uses “What Makes the Kids of Congo Run” by Daniel Socha to introduce students to the situation in Eastern Congo, the challenges youth face, and ways to effect change.
Students analyze how an author structures articles in different ways to report on malnutrition. The articles come from the project “1,000 Days: To save women, children and the world” by Roger Thurow.
Students will examine the effect the discovery of a valuable resource such as oil has on the political culture of that country.
This lesson guides students through the game "Continent of Secrets," which reveals what investigative journalists uncovered about the use of offshore companies by African businesses.
Students analyze how journalists William Brangam, Jon Cohen, and Jason Kane unfold an analysis of HIV prevention measures in several locations around the world.
The following lesson plan for teachers explores how an author balances narrative storytelling and facts while exploring Uganda's connections to Israel over several decades.
Students analyze how journalist Jon Cohen unfolds an analysis of HIV prevention measures in South Africa in order to create their own promotional tools.