Formin left Myanmar for more music opportunities in southern Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka has the world's highest rate of human-elephant conflict – last year alone, it killed 70 people and 300 elephants. A simple solution can make all the difference, if people are willing to try it.
From France to Kenya to India and Malawi, women are feeling more empowered to make their voices heard—and to demand gender equality.
Tokyoites and foreigners marched through busy Tokyo streets on September 20, 2019, as part of the Global Climate Strike.
Hong Kong residents protested for months this year against an extradition bill that would have allowed criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China.
The group represents less than 1 percent of China's population, but they have endured what the U.S. calls one of the worst human rights crises of modern times.
Pulitzer Center grantee Nick Schifrin appeared on NPR's 1a to talk about his project, "China: Power and Prosperity."
In the past, China was better known for producing 75 percent of the world’s art knockoffs than for its own creative innovation. Today, that is changing, as Chinese artists are reviving what they call the country’s “cultural aristocracy” by producing original art.
The impact of globalization and digital capitalism is forcing worldwide attention to the starker divide between the “haves” and the “have-nots,” challenging how we think about the social contract.
In China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, putting more electric vehicles on the road is critical.
Chinese 5G technology is designed to transmit huge amounts of data instantly, and deploy vast networks of surveillance cameras and facial recognition software. While dozens of countries around the world plan to adopt the innovation, human rights advocates and the U.S. are sounding the alarm. Nick Schifrin reports as part of "China: Power and Prosperity," with support from the Pulitzer Center.
Tensions between police and protesters in Hong Kong escalated overnight, as officers opened fire. A young activist was shot, but survived. The unrest came just as mainland China marked the 70th anniversary of the Communist state.
Will China's investment in Pakistan deliver the broad-based growth, prosperity, and jobs it promises? How will it reshape local politics, infrastructure, and the environment?
This project focuses on the nomadic communities of southern Iran whose pastoral lifestyle—and access to rangeland that such a lifestyle depends on—is threatened.
Myanmar's reintegtation into the international community has spurred ethnic strife and a mass migration of people from the country.
Over 2,000 Nepali-speaking Bhutanese refugees have settled in Central Massachusetts since 2008. Adjusting to a new location, finding jobs, and learning English are some of the many barriers they face.
Climate change, deforestation, and palm oil production are contributing to an increase in human trafficking in Indonesia.
India will soon be the most populous country in the world. Innovators throughout the country are creating new tools to help families stay small while taking control of their reproductive destinies.
In Odisha in eastern India, Arko Datto and Raghu Karnad cover the resistance of Dongria Kondh women to industrial interests that want to exploit their sacred hills for bauxite reserves.
This project explores efforts being made across India—from government, media and tech companies—to address the issue of disinformation spreading on social media and messaging platforms.
Cambodia's post-genocide journey creates new opportunities and risks in national systems such as health, justice, and tech governance. It also reveals remarkable stories of human courage over time.
From the personal to international, examining the long-term cultural impact of the 2011 Japan tsunami.
Before the genocide, Myanmar’s military spent years dismantling Rohingya culture as part of its attempt to erase the minority’s identity. Journalist Sasha Ingber documents what remains today.
There are a lot of systems of division. Caste is one of them. This series takes listeners/viewers to India and back to the U.S. where caste impacts thousands, but for which there are no legal protections.
Refugees are using technology in unprecedented ways to connect with loved ones and document their time in exile. Photographer Tomas van Houtryve explains how his project came together.
Rong Xiaoqing discusses how she followed the lives of a unique group of undocumented Chinese immigrants in the United States—and how her reporting led her back to China.
Meet the journalists behind the Kashmir Rail Line project as they discuss their train ride through Jammu and Kashmir—and tell us what went wrong.
Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin reported from Russia on patriotism, media, radicalism, the Kremlin’s enemies, the country’s relationship with the United States, and the emerging protest movement.
As new museums and universities are erected in the Gulf, Negar Azimi reports on the complexities surrounding the use of low-wage migrant labor, with a focus on a group of artist-activists.
With the United States backing away from action on climate change, is China’s struggle for cleaner air making it the world’s new climate leader?
Doug Bock Clark discusses his reporting in Myanmar, a country once one of the most isolated in the world. In 2015, democratic elections opened the nation to the globalized world.
Howard W. French traveled to Hong Kong to take stock of its uneasy relationship with China, on the eve of major elections that were held in March 2017.
"The most important solid substance on earth," Vince Beiser tells us, is sand—used to build skyscrapers and shopping malls from Boston to Beijing. But the world is running out.
Photographer Diana Markosian discusses her collaborative series, 'Year One,' which profiles a refugee family's first year in Germany as they witness some of their first experiences.
Journalist Sophie Pinkham discusses her reporting on AIDS activism in eastern Ukraine and how the war and take-over by pro-Russian separatists have affected HIV treatment and policy.
Kai Schultz reports from the Maldives on its transition to democracy, the misappropriation of tourist taxes, safety at resorts, and the growing fear of Islamic radicalization.
Journalists and policymakers discuss the impact of external intervention in global conflicts during a panel at the Pulitzer Center Beyond War Conference.
Several Student Fellows are awarded the 2017 Society of Professional Journalists regional Mark of Excellence Awards.
The Associated Press won the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards Grand Prize. Another grantee, Foreign Policy, was honored with an RFK Journalism Award for new media.
For a brief period, the Out of Eden Walk becomes a traveling caravan, as teenagers and adults join Paul Salopek in the Punjab to practice slow journalism together.
Taylor Weidman will showcase photos of how the Aral Sea is experiencing a resurgence of fish after large-scale restoration efforts.
This week: celebrating World Press Freedom Day, explaining how melting Arctic ice causes extreme weather, and reflecting on the new memorial to lynching victims in Alabama.
Photographer James Whitlow Delano was cited for his work documenting the victims of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's extrajudicial drug war.
This week: Refugee Rohingya women are marrying to save themselves, Pulitzer Center executive director reflects on the recently opened memorial in Alabama, and nuclear power plants are defending themselves against cyber attacks.
This week: Some in South Korea argue the country needs nuclear arms, the intersection of faith and healing in medicine, and how to communicate climate change in a way that makes people listen.
"Finding Home" and "Down from the Mountains" were awarded first place in their categories at the eighth annual Digital Storytelling Contest.
Pulitzer Center grantee Beth Gardiner was interviewed on the University of Missouri School of Journalism television program Global Journalist about China's efforts to fight air pollution.
This week: discussing a documentary on child marriage, examining religion and culture's interplay with environmentalism in China, and celebrating our award-winning student fellows.
Students learn about the politics and policies of nuclear security by exploring the U.S.-North Korea and U.S.-China relationships.
Students will learn about tannery and e-waste pollution in India and the connection with American consumer goods. They will design a presentation based on what they learn.
Students will analyze how the writer's point of view shapes articles written about the U.S.-North Korean nuclear crisis.
Students explore two recent reporting projects on North Korea, comparing and contrasting the journalists' purpose, content, and style.
This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.
In this lesson, students will analyze an article about terrorism in the Maldives while practicing their writing and presentation skills.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
This group of lessons explores the interplay between religion and power. Students evaluate the degree to which religious forces impact the strength of a country's democratic institutions.
Students learn about the legal, political, cultural, and religious factors that impact the treatment of widows in India, Uganda, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This lesson introduces students to Paul Salopek's Out of Eden walk and asks students to write a journalistic "milestone" describing their surroundings.
The following lesson plans for middle school teachers, high school teachers and college professors introduce reporting connected to migration and the experiences of refugees.
This lesson challenges students to take a position related to what is causing or fueling conflicts that could be labeled religious. Students create an argumentative research paper and presentation.