How do you report on a place you can’t visit? Our team of journalists used a mobile phone survey to get information from people we couldn’t go meet in person.
Afrormosia is a gorgeous, resilient giant of the Congo Basin that’s edging closer to extinction.
In a little-known archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, a migration crisis that has claimed up to 50,000 lives is unfolding largely unnoticed by the outside world.
Meet the trees, get to know their superpowers, and learn how scientists are trying to protect them.
The country successfully toppled a dictator. Now it's in an epic battle to secure freedom.
More than one billion people live in homes with unsanitary dirt floors. This U.S. business school graduate aims to change that, starting in Rwanda.
The facility is jam-packed with nearly 1,200 migrants, including hundreds who fled from abuse at other detention centers in hopes of sanctuary.
Many forecasts for climate change assume that tropical forests will continue to offset human emissions as the world warms. What if they don’t?
From France to Kenya to India and Malawi, women are feeling more empowered to make their voices heard—and to demand gender equality.
How do you parent a child whose life is a reminder of violence?
Senegal is facing new challenges with the rise of obesity and diabetes in its population. While the factors causing this change may be easily discernible, the solutions are not always as simple.
Journey into the wilds of the Congo rain forest with scientists trying to locate a shockingly large peatland so that they can help to preserve it.
Egypt’s infrastructure has real life costs for its citizens, and requires targeted and accountable investment. Can the government make the right ones?
After years of the raging wars in Iraq and Syria, most people still think the conflicts are about territory and political power. But religious practice and belief have a lot to do with it.
Mass killings, mass rape, ethnic cleansing, starvation and a lack of international will to act against the specter of genocide: A rare look inside the crisis in South Sudan.
From smugglers in Agadez, to factory owners in Turkey, to the Italian and Nigerian mafias in Italy, and small business owners in Greece, people making a killing off the global migrant crisis.
What will happen when Robert Mugabe's 36-year rule in Zimbabwe ends? Will life for millions of his oppressed, destitute countrymen get better—or even worse?
An investigation into the business and financial links of Congo's President Joseph Kabila as he clings to power, throwing the country into a constitutional crisis.
From cotton farms in Burkina Faso to sweatshops in Bangladesh and Romania, a story of the real costs of our globalized economy.
An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.
More than 6,000 abandoned mines pierce South African soil, and the nation is now left to deal with the environmental and social rehabilitation from what was once its most important industry.
Demand for animals vastly outstrips availability. What are the forces driving the current poaching crisis, what we stand to lose if species fall, and what is being done to stop the killing?
Female genital mutilation affects 200 million girls and women worldwide. But in Ethiopia, Bogaletch Gebre's nonprofit has reduced FGM in one region from 97 percent to 3 percent by working within communities.
Konzo, a disease associated with irreversible paralysis is caused by improperly processed or hastily prepared cassava, which can retain cyanide.
In Mali children are given anti-malarials to prevent the disease. Use on a large scale is leading to drug-resistant strains of malaria, yet health workers say the benefits outweigh the risks.
In 2014, Rwanda will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the genocide. Tomaso Clavarino spent 20 days in the country reporting on the survivors, and the scars, of the 1994 civil war.
The journalist behind the Atlas of Pentecostalism explains the origins and techniques of a uniquely innovative reporting project.
Journalist Sharon Schmickle reports on food security in Africa. Four Tanzanian journalists join her to look into the reasons behind malnourishment in their country and the struggles farmers face.
"Be a friend to the whole human race"— Pulitzer Center developmental workshop in Philadelphia brings journalists and educators together.
"Some people talk about feeding the planet. I talk about nourishing it," Pulitzer Center grantee told Springside Chestnut Hill students in a talk at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center.
In preparation for a visit by Pulitzer Center grantee Yochi Dreazen, a Davidson alumna writes an article highlighting both Dreazen's work and that of the College's recent Pulitzer Center fellows.
Pulitzer Center editor Kem Knapp Sawyer opened the Global Classrooms Model UN conference with a talk on child soldiers—and on programs aimed at helping them find "the resilience to begin again."
Robin Hammond discusses the mental health issues facing former child soldiers. His work documents the treatment of mental health issues in various African countries, focusing specifically on Liberia.
This lesson plan has been designed for high school students. The recommended timeframe is 1-3 classes.
This lesson plan has been designed for middle school students. The recommended timeframe is 1-3 classes.
This lesson plan has been designed for elementary school students. The recommended timeframe is 1-3 classes.
This week: the incredible migrant trail of one woman, Bangladesh's toxic leather tanneries, and the Maldives losing battle agains climate change and losing democracy.
Cynthia Gorney discussed her Pulitzer Center-supported National Geographic project, "For Widows, Life After Loss" at the University of Texas at Austin.
The International Consortium for Journalists, Elliott Woods, Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie, and Ben Taub all won 2017 Overseas Press Club Awards.
PBS NewsHour's "The End of AIDS" wins award for excellence in public health reporting by Association for Healthcare Journalists.
Pulitzer Center grantees Daniella Zalcman, Jake Naughton, Xyza Bacani, and Souvid Datta have been featured in Photo District News' 30 List.
Multimedia journalist Carl Gierstorfer won Germany's Grimme award for his documentary, "We Want You to Live."
Pulitzer Center education partner Tracy Crowley writes about how her collaboration on Everyday Africa with the Pulitzer Center changed the way students viewed the world.
Stanford University reports on this year's Knight-Risser Prize, won by grantee Ian James.
This week: A Ugandan widow fights for her rights, Syrian refugees lose more than their homes, and what Rodrigo Duterte's attitude means to his country.
Pulitzer Center grantees Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie won this year’s Ellie award for multimedia journalism for their story “The 21st Century Goldrush."
Pulitzer Center grantees provide insights into the lives of refugees affected by United States' recent ban of migrants from seven countries.
The Population Institute awarded Laura Bassett the Global Media Award for her story "Instruments of Oppression."
Students explore the concept of journalistic objectivity and use evidence from articles about land rights in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Myanmar to debate how a country’s natural resources should be...
In the following lesson, students will analyze several resources about the dangers of motorcycles, and by the end, they will write a summary about the dangers of motorcycles.
This lesson looks at different countries and their responses to the AIDS epidemic.
Students conduct an analysis of Amy Maxmen's Newsweek article, examine how she educates and engages the audience, and explore the differences between this type of writing and academic writing.
Fatal Extraction examines the impact of Australian mining companies on African communities. Through exploration and discussion, students will learn about the concept of corporate responsibility.
Students learn about the impact of mining companies on African communities. Accusations of violence and poor safety regulations are explored using photographs, videos, court documents, and...
Uses resources from Fatal Extraction to support understanding around interdependent global forces, social vs individual needs, legacies of discrimination and environmental impact of human activity.
The following lesson plan and educational resources asks students to analyze the effectiveness of online reporting that covers the ancient city of Timbuktu using a diversity of media.
This lesson plan examines the effects of rapidly depleting groundwater reserves around the world using photos, video, interactive maps, startling statistics and rich interviews.
In this lesson, students will learn about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the people who worked to slow the epidemic, and the aftermath the disease has wrought upon the region.
In this lesson, students will investigate their daily cost of living and develop and understanding of the safety structures in their environments.
Special lesson for NCSS 2015 attendees, created to accompany Pulitzer Center computer game "TB2: Mali's Ancient Manuscripts."