In a lush countryside idyll known for its horse farms and fields of yellow flowers, China built a system of total control.
Rohit Jain captures the struggle and spirit of the children whose families were exposed to the disaster on December 2, 1984, and its after-effects.
An Indian man is suing one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers after falling seriously ill during a trial of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca.
Juggling between development and environmental conservation is difficult when it comes to forest-use. But there are ways to be more inclusive.
To understand forest-use dynamics in Peninsular Malaysia, one must know how state governments – the sole authority on land use – perceive forests.
A survivor recounts her experience in the Imperial Japanese Army's institutionalized system of sexual enslavement during World War II and her struggle to win recognition and reparations.
How much forest loss is too much? Are the drivers of this loss the same as in the past? In Forest Files, Macaranga examines the dynamics and mechanics of forest-use changes in Malaysia.
Decades ago, rampant logging looked set to decimate forests in Malaysia. That is no longer the case, but a less familiar force is driving forest change – one over which state governments have full control.
The nation now has five vaccine candidates in various stages of human testing. But the design, conduct, and regulation of these trials is often opaque, said researchers, bioethicists, journalists, lawyers, and others.
The only way to the maternity ward is usually on a man's shoulders.
Reinfections hint that immunity against COVID-19 may be fragile and wane relatively quickly, with implications not just for the risks facing recovered patients, but also for how long future vaccines might protect people.
Married women in the village say it's difficult to talk about such issues within their community.
On 3rd December 1984, Bhopal was devastated by a leak of poison gas. With 60 percent of survivors already suffering from respiratory illness, how are adult survivors being affected by COVID-19?
The women of a nomadic tribal Muslim group in Kashmir often lack access to reproductive health and rights.
The construction of a hydropower mega-project in the Kayan River, North Kalimantan, has the potential to disrupt the ecosystem in the areas.
Filipino sailors understand the mystic lure of the ocean. They also know its dangers firsthand. These are their stories of survival.
This project explores intensifying armed conflict between the Arakan Army and Myanmar military through the voices of affected civilians, within the context of COVID-19 and national elections.
A BuzzFeed News investigation based on thousands of satellite images reveals a vast, growing infrastructure for long-term detention and incarceration.
This work explores complexities vis-à-vis the “mental health crisis” in Cambodia, drawing from transcultural psychiatry, medical anthropology, and communicated through the lens of solutions journalism.
Some religious gatherings worldwide turned into coronavirus-spreading events. In India, members of an Islamic group are facing prosecutions for intentionally spreading the virus.
The construction of a mining road in Hutan Harapan is a conspiracy between Peter Sondakh, owner Rajawali Group and the government. Road construction causes deforestation.
The fires that destroyed 1.53 million hectares of Indonesia’s forests and land in 2019 were triggered by the expansion of forest product and oil palm plantations and industrial activity.
A multifaceted look at jade mining in Kachin State, Myanmar, where despite longstanding calls for reform, July saw another deadly landslide in the weakly-regulated industry.
Himalayan highlanders remain concerned despite the lack of reported cases of COVID-19.
What happens when a woman looking for companionship or love online instead finds jihad? Pulitzer Center grantee and 2014 Miel Fellow Ana P. Santos travels to Indonesia to find out.
China’s Yellow River continues to struggle for its survival after decades of unchecked development. Today, that fight has escalated to its headwaters on the Tibetan Plateau. Here, at 4,500 meters, patches of degraded land have connected to form vast deserts.
Eliza Barclay explains how the Vox reporting team focuses on key superpowers of three tree species in three rainforests to convey their unique ecological roles and the urgency of protecting the them.
In June 2019, a mysterious illness spread like wildfire claiming 16 lives within two weeks in a community of 186 Batek, Malaysia’s last hunter-gatherers. In the end, only 20 were left unaffected.
Tigers, elephants, and other large, charismatic animals are much beloved in the west but, as Pulitzer Center grantee Rachel Nuwer explains, they pose a dire threat to the livelihoods and lives of people who must live with them on a daily basis.
Photographer Sim Chi Yin speaks on the thinking and impulse behind making the latest chapter of her ongoing project "Shifting Sands," a visual investigation of the global depletion of construction sand.
A Chinese surrogacy agent’s business in southern California has become a one-stop shop for wealthy Chinese couples seeking to hire American surrogates to have their babies.
From sheltering the vulnerable to registering women to vote, women across Pakistan are pushing up again patriarchal customs and fighting for their rights despite the immense dangers they face.
Photojournalist Xyza Cruz Bacani discusses climate refugees in Indonesia who become vulnerable to exploitation by human traffickers.
Meet Adam Willis and Eloisa Lopez, reporting on the Catholic church in the Philippines and Duterte's war on drugs.
Emiko Jozuka investigates the social, economic, and political consequences of Japan's rapidly-shrinking population.
What happens when ISIS captures your city.
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Rainforest Investigations Network (RIN), a major new initiative that seeks to harness investigative reporting and cross-border collaboration to tackle stories at the intersection of climate change, corruption, and governance in the world’s three main tropical rainforest regions: Amazon, Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia.
This Campus Consortium webinar collaboration with Georgetown University’s Berkley Center looked at the ways casteism follows immigrants from South Asia and permeates American society.
The multimedia projects profiled three species of trees from the world’s largest rainforests that help stave off global environmental disaster.
The 10 journalists will harness data, collaboration, and investigative reporting to tackle stories at the intersection of deforestation, corruption, and governance. The Rainforest Investigations Network will be coordinated by award-winning Brazilian journalist Gustavo Faleiros.
Members of the Southeast Asia RJF Advisory Committee shared insights about what makes a strong pitch for RJF’s funding opportunities.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Boyoung Lim spoke to journalist Maria Ressa about keeping her “eyes wide open” while facing government intimidation and online harassment
Grantee Emily Fishbein discusses the challenges and strategies behind reporting on Myanmar remotely during the pandemic.
Multilingual site supports all five languages spoken in rainforest regions.
The Pulitzer Center-supported Vox project profiles three tree species vital to the global ecosystem
Sean Gallagher received “Highly Commended” acknowledgement for his short film Cambodia Burning.
Since April, over 120 elementary students have learned about how migrants and refugees who are children learn and go to school around the world with the Pulitzer Center's In Their Shoes workshop
The project focuses on three climate superheroes under threat of deforestation.
In this lesson, students will analyze the challenges facing communities in Kenya and Hong Kong in stopping COVID-19 and compare their responses to other places' around the world.
In this lesson, students will hear from a journalist who uses writing skills to describe under-reported place, and practice the same skills in original writing.
In this workshop, elementary students will learn what it means to be a refugee, explore how four child migrants around the world go to school, and reflect on common threads between their lives.
As students across the world learn remotely, Pulitzer Center is committed to supporting educators with engaging resources that are online and easily printable.
Students analyze reporting recounting a North Korean woman and her children's journey to a new life in South Korea, understand the factors that pushed her to flee, and encounter challenges she faced.
Engage with the challenges and solutions that communities around the world are grappling with when trying to access vital food sources.
Will China’s decision to heavily invest in genome editing of crops payoff in the long run?
Conflict—difficult to define, but keenly felt. Explore these stories about under-reported aspects of conflict and peacebuilding.
Climate change—an issue that affects us all, no matter where we are in the world. This guide will help begin a conversation about today's under-reported stories surrounding our global crisis.
This lesson introduces students to some of the ways people around the world are fighting climate change in their own communities, and challenges them to take action themselves.
This lesson plan uses resources about women around the world leading nonviolent movements to fight against violence and injustice.
Students explore reporting on the Yemeni war and consider: What forms can war take, and how does it affect civilians directly and indirectly? How can journalists report on a conflict well?