There is concern that a number of articles in the job creation bill—which is part of the Omnibus Law—may weaken environmental law enforcement in Indonesia.
Companies responsible for forest fires are not being served equal punishment. Civil suits are difficult to execute, while criminal suits do not seem to be moving forward.
Financial industries continue to disburse funds to companies involved in agricultural practices that threaten forests.
Satellite imagery and field checking on three concession sites of three firms strengthen the suspicion that companies were involved in fires that caused Rp75 trillion in losses to Indonesia.
Journalists and civil society organizations from different countries came together to uncover the alleged involvement of corporations in Indonesia’s 2019 fire season.
There is concern that a number of articles in the job creation bill may weaken environmental law enforcement. The bill poses a new threat to forests and peatlands.
The next two months will be crucial for Nazir Foead and his team at Indonesia's Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG). Peatlands have been vulnerable to fires during this time of year, and BRG has been the target of criticism.
Land and forest fires ravaged Indonesia in 2019. Satellite imagery and field checking suggest that companies were at fault. Poor law enforcement and lax regulations may trigger similar disasters in the future.
Companies responsible for forest fires in Indonesia are not being served equal punishment. Civil suits are difficult to execute, while criminal suits do not seem to be moving forward.
Power plants in three Indonesian villages stopped operating less than a year after being officially opened. As a result, hundreds of families spend their nights without electricity.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Turkish authorities have used judicial harassment and administrative investigations to silence public health officials who try to speak out.
When Azmera Shaikh's family was in quarantine, the rules made it difficult to put out garbage and get groceries. Yet neighbors did not help. Their attitude, she says, was “more traumatizing than the illness itself.”
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.
Indonesia has seen a significant increase of medical waste during the pandemic. However not many hospitals have proper medical waste treatment. So how do they get rid of tons of waste?
Land rights have always been a tricky issue in Bengal, and women are at the risk of losing their land rights because of illiteracy. However, technology has been helping them to maintain land ownership.
COVID-19 has exacerbated vulnerabilities faced by refugees and displaced persons from Myanmar, who have also demonstrated resilience in their response.
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.
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.
“I want you to stop scrolling, I want you to stop as you walk past that image." Photographer Sean Gallagher discusses his work and the impact of COVID with Alison Stieven-Taylor of Photojournalism Now.
Grantee Sean Gallagher's short film combines drone cinematography and Cambodian poetry. It has been shortlisted for the Earth Photo 2020 competition in the Changing Forests category.
What goes into ethically reporting a good story? Grantee Sean Gallagher, along with Hannah Berk and Fareed Mostoufi from the Pulitzer Center, discuss the importance of ethics with the World Press Photo’s Witness magazine.
"You get a lump in your throat, it was so devastating what you were seeing," photographer Sean Gallagher says to Chris King of the Documenting Climate Change podcast on environmental reporting in Cambodia.
Pulitzer Center grantee Kalpana Jain received third place in the American Academy of Religion’s 2020 newswriting contest.
This year's fellows will examine mental health as it interacts with class, gender, and culture in Pakistan, as well as the hidden emotional and psychological costs of protests in Hong Kong.
In this professional development conference, Chicago educators encountered global health reporting and strategies for connecting students to under-reported stories.
The Pulitzer Center joins 60 organizations in forming a coalition in support of Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines united around the call to #HoldTheLine.
Reporting Fellows Saad Ejaz and Juyoung Choi's documentary about a Yemeni refugee in South Korea will be part of the 1905 International Human Rights Film Festival.
Grantee Victoria Milko's series was announced as a shortlist candidate for the 2020 SOPA Award for Excellence in Journalistic Innovation.
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?