Fears that the tusks are being peddled as elephant ivory have some experts seeking protections for the extinct animals, too. Not everyone agrees.
Photos from Sara Hylton document displacement among Afghan children living at the I-12 settlement in Pakistan.
Water is fundamental to Bhutan's physical environment, but it is also deeply interwoven with Vajrayana Buddhism, Bhutan's state religion, from the smallest temples to the biggest hydropower projects.
While Tatmadaw and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) soldiers face off in a long-running conflict in Myanmar, a company owned by the KIA has been profiting from the sale of power to government-controlled townships.
This report illustrates the incredible reforestation work undertaken in Pakistan in recent years by current Prime Minister Imran Khan to counter the effects of climate change.
Bhutan is widely known as a carbon-negative country. With forest cover measuring 83 percent, the country is swimming in trees. But how did this commitment form and could climate change threaten its future?
Syracuse University student fellow Micah Castelo reflects on how informal settlers in Manila make a living in their own neighborhoods.
A pilot project in Alleppey, Kerala, India, is bringing waste management to the people, and it’s making lives better.
Indian newspapers feel they need ad sales agents a lot more than they need reporters. Here's why.
The nuts and bolts of the Indian media machinery are completely broken, perhaps far more than India’s global media ranking suggests. The problem is systemic.
For many people, CRISPR plus China equals the biophysicist He Jiankui, who infamously used the genome editor last year to alter the DNA of two human embryos that would become twin girls.
What are the potential impacts of modifying genes in humans? Jon Cohen reports on Lulu and Nana, Chinese twins who were genetically modified to be HIV resistant.
The task of making peace in Afghanistan seem to have fallen on the shoulders of unlikely men. This is the story of their efforts to end the war in Afghanistan.
Singapore is a prosperous country in Asia and migrant workers have played an important role in its success, but at what cost?
Why are people who were smuggled to the U.S. from a rural high school in China three decades ago now going back to China?
From cotton farms in Burkina Faso to sweatshops in Bangladesh and Romania, a story of the real costs of our globalized economy.
Thousands of people have been executed on the streets of the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his all-out war on drugs. But shooting his way out of the problem is taking a heavy toll.
To counter terrorism, the Pakistani government has started executing all those convicted of terrorism. But they have overlooked whether those convicted received a fair trial or not.
Borneo's ecological devastation involves logging, mining, palm oil cultivation, habitat loss, and climate change. This project examines these challenges through the eyes of Borneo’s indigenous people.
Going to the cinema. Playing in a water park. Shopping at a supermarket. These are leisure activities mundane in many societies, but do people in Pyongyang experience them in the same way?
How India is emerging as a proving ground for clean power as the country pledges to electrify rural areas.
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?
In India, persons with disabilities are largely invisible due to lack of accessibility or acceptability in public spaces. They can also be deliberately unseen as people avert their eyes.
A look at how climate change impacts Iran.
In 2012, 80 Tibetans set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. Jeff Bartholet investigates the practice of self-immolation, its history, and its impact.
This lesson plan has been designed for high school students. The recommended timeframe is 1-3 classes.
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This lesson plan has been designed for elementary school students. The recommended timeframe is 1-3 classes.
Tomas van Houtryve talks about photographing North Korea from the outside.
Reporter Kathleen McLaughlin looks at how China's efforts to provide medical aid to Africa have been corrupted by fake drugs.
Reporting on Polio and mHealth in India — Lessons Learned
Journalists Fred de Sam Lazaro and Simone Ahuja discuss their reporting from India.
Journalist Jennifer Miller talks about her cover story for The Washington Post Magazine.
Allison Shelley and Allyn Gaestel discuss the challenges of reporting on "Chaupadi: Nepali Women's Monthly Exile" and the barriers to reproductive health care faced by women in rural Nepal.
"Meet the Pros" 2013 features Pulitzer Center grantee Allison Shelley and student fellow Melissa Turley, produces Westchester student-created multimedia.
Journalists Steve Sapienza and Jason Motlagh investigate the struggle of migrant children on Malaysia's palm oil estates to gain access to education
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
Karim Chrobog's two-part documentary compares South Korea and the United States in their response to the threat of food depletion. He asks: why is the U.S. the world's largest food waster and South Korea the largest food recycler?
Grantee Sim Chi Yin's short documentary tells the story of former Chinese gold miner He Quangui and his struggle with silicosis, an irreversible but preventable respiratory illness he contracted while working in small unregulated mines in Henan Province.
Paul Salopek on the Old Silk Road.
Pulitzer Center grantee places third in NPPA Best of Photojournalism Contest, Contemporary Issues Single Category, for her photography documenting healthcare for women in India 45 years after the publication of "The Population Bomb".
Comprehensive, interactive reporting project by Ian James and Steve Elfers for The Desert Sun and USA Today is honored by the Overseas Press Club for environmental reporting.
In quake-prone Nepal, monitoring mountains may save lives.
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
In presenting the interactive documentary "The Life Equation," Rob Tinworth prompts students in DC, Virginia, and Maryland schools to explore challenging questions about the value of healthcare equity around the world.
Pulitzer Center grantee Adam Matthews's "Toxic Fashion" selected as a finalist in Magazine Investigative Reporting.
Documentaries screened focus on critical water, health and environmental issues around the globe. Future of environmental journalism also among topics raised during panel discussion.
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
Students will expand their understanding of Islam by comparing press coverage to what Muslims in the Middle East are doing to try to prevent the world from misunderstanding what most Muslims believe.
Students will analyze the choices for girls in Bangladesh and discuss whether working in the garment industry really does allow women to find more freedom.
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 analyze how authors order ideas and emphasize details to report on a global conflict. They will reflect on injustices they have witnessed and write their own reports on local conflicts.
This lesson draws from a range of projects on food waste, ocean health, global goods and extractives, food insecurity, water and sanitation and more to support student understanding around...
Students will integrate information from multiple news sources in order to explore gender inequality issues around the world.
Students will be able to identify the push and pull factors of Chinese migrant workers, analyze their living conditions in Beijing.
Students will identify the discriminatory nature of Russia’s Anti-Propaganda Law, analyze ways it violates Russian citizens’ constitutional rights, and propose solutions.
India's midday meal program is the largest free lunch school program in the world. Through animation, radio reports and articles, students discover the successes and failures of the program.
In this lesson, students evaluate the impact of how an author orders information by analyzing two articles about Filipino women leaving their countries to work as domestic workers in the Middle East.
Students will develop a proposal for the Punjab and Kashmir governments in India to help prevent and eventually eliminate the heroin epidemic.
Students will be able to identify the largest problems facing refugees and construct a campaign to spread the word about how to offer solutions and aid to refugees.