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.
The Kruger National Park in South Africa is at the center of arguably the country's biggest land claim scandal, as several former residents of the site were displaced without fair compensation.
The journal Nature reports that a key bulwark against runaway climate change is breaking down.
Scientists have determined that trees in the Congo Basin of Africa are losing their capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, raising alarms about the health of world’s second largest contiguous rainforest.
Despite the North African country’s desire to portray itself as a modern society, global disparities in women’s health education are especially pronounced in Morocco.
The slum which was initially just a place to fish has grown to be the home for generations of fishermen from neighboring countries.
The AP took powerful, intimate reporting on the dangerous journey of Ethiopian migrants to Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
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?
The embassy was in a run down colonial building. President Obama's portrait was on the wall. The visas cost $6,000. Only one problem: none of it was real.
The U.S. military is building a major drone base in the Sahara Desert in Niger. Joe Penney looks at how an increasing American military presence will change the West African country.
Kenya is on a fast-track to becoming a leader of the technology industry in Africa over the next decade. This project examines the challenges women face in this burgeoning sector.
Here’s how one Nigerian state tackled the deadly bacterial infections that kill hundreds of thousands of babies worldwide each year—and why such a seemingly simple solution is so tough to pull off.
Thousands of people have been forced off their properties in South Sudan—and often the perpetrators are those in power.
Although Algeria is a low emitter of greenhouse gasses, environmental changes like lower rainfall, higher temperatures, and longer cycles of drought have slashed profits for Algerian sheepherders.
A series on Europe’s controversial "pay-to-stay" effort to fight migration at its source.
The Financial Times' Michael Peel talks about his reporting in Myanmar as part of a special FT series, 'The Great Land Rush.'
Nairobi-based freelance journalist Ariel Zirulnick discusses her project, "Kenya Abandons the North East to Al Shabab."
Foreign Affairs editor Stuart Reid discusses his reporting in Gambia—a profile of its dictator Yahya Jammeha and an investigation into a December 2014 coup attempt.
Laura Bassett and Jake Naughton traveled to Kenya to take a close look at the devastating impact of a United States policy on the abortion rights of rape victims around the world.
Ian James and Steve Elfers discuss their global investigation into groundwater depletion.
Biologist and filmmaker Carl Gierstorfer shows how Ebola has affected people and communities in Liberia—and changed history.
Amy Maxmen traveled to Sierra Leone during the peak of the Ebola outbreak. While reporting on health care workers she found an unexpected story.
Journalists Eleanor Bell and Will Fitzgibbon discuss the process behind "Fatal Extraction," the ICIJ investigation about Australian mining companies in Africa.
This flexible curriculum allows any educator to use the rich concepts and resources in the "Everyday Africa" project both in and out of the classroom.
Tik Root, Wyatt Orme, and Juan Herrero discuss their recent reporting trip to Rwanda, where they have been exploring the new generation and its place in a rapidly changing country.
Bridget Huber visited operating rooms in Uganda and Mozambique while reporting on surgery's place on the global health agenda.
Matt Hongoltz-Hetling and Mike Seamans traveled to Sierra Leone to document an ongoing crisis often overshadowed by Ebola: 39,000 infants and young children die every year of preventable causes.
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.
This week, Nathalie Bertrams' work from her project on cookstoves in Malawi will be featured on the Pulitzer Center Instagram account.
Pulitzer Center-supported PBS NewsHour series wins a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
The six-part PBS NewsHour series evaluates the state of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, asking whether we can soon end the disease.
Jason Stearns, director of the Congo Research Group, discusses a comprehensive report that documents the network of business interests of the Congo's President and his extended family.
This week: President Kabila's vast network of family-owned businesses, a comedy group in India fights ISIS with laughter, and Syrian refugees look for a sense of belonging in Germany.
Students analyze how journalist Jon Cohen unfolds an analysis of HIV prevention measures in South Africa in order to create their own promotional tools.
This plan includes lesson plans connected to the work of journalists that presented at the UChicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2016.
Our group chose to work on stunting because it is one of the major consequences linked to food insecurity.
The hungriest people in Africa are its farmers. Africa is one of the largest continents in the world and farming is the biggest way to obtain financial means and food.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Links to curricular resources for the Out of Eden Walk project.
It has been said that journalism is the literature of democracy. What is journalism? Why is it important? You will soon have a chance to find out!
The following serves as a resource for DC public school teachers working with the District's tenth grade history standards, providing teachers with a list of Pulitzer Center projects in line with...
The discussion questions attached can be used by teachers to engage students and book clubs in conversation about the themes of Roger Thurow's The First 1,000 Days.
This global health lesson plan for history teachers, humanities teachers, science teachers and English teachers introduces students to Roger Thurow's book The First 1,000 Days, which analyzes the...
Use PBS Newshour video reporting on the causes and consequences of attacks by Al Shabaab in Kenya to lead discussions around the causes and consequences of community violence.