Roger Thurow shares stories of hunger across the world in a new podcast produced in collaboration with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
This photo essay documents how the Ithai hydroelectric dam, infrastructure projects, regional armed conflict, and climate change threaten the Loktak Wetland.
Japan's skyscrapers are made with sludge from the bottom of the sea.
An AP report documents savage sexual assaults on 29 women and girls, age 13 to 35, bolstering the case that Myanmar’s armed forces are systematically employing rape as a "calculated tool of terror."
Bernie Krisher helped bring free journalism to Cambodia. Now, as the country reverts to autocracy, his paper has been shut down. Will he survive the heartbreak? Will Cambodia?
Civilians here, who live under an outdated colonial regime, have been terrorized by US drone strikes and extremist Islamists for many years.
Portraits of Resilience takes viewers up close to nine individuals to understand the delicate relationship between the Meiteis and the Loktak Wetland as well as their fight for survival.
SECMOL, an alternative school located in Ladakh in northern India, has emerged as an eco-friendly institution where students from small rural villages have found hope.
The floating islands of Loktak Lake, known as “phumdis,” are home to unique animals and plants and an indigenous community threatened by a hydroelectric project.
Jason Motlagh appears on WNYC's The Takeaway to discuss buzkashi, Afghanistan's national sport and a window into the politics and culture of the country.
Why the Burmese military has used the rhetoric of the global war on terror as a pretext for its ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya Muslims
Ruth Lycke and her unique acupuncture clinic in China have helped treat more than 500 Americans, many of them struggling to recover from strokes.
Pulitzer Center Staff
This week, the Pulitzer Center is presenting five panels entitled "Afghanistan: The Human Factor" that will focus on the ramifications of human casualties in Afghanistan.
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The Pulitzer Center is presenting five panel discussions February 22-26, featuring Pulitzer Center journalists who have reported from Afghanistan. Entitled "Afghanistan: The Human Factor," the panels will be held at George Washington University, Columbia, Yale, Harvard and Wellesley.
The video presents a virtual tour through Afghanistan, taking you to the areas from which the journalists reported.
Inside the shade of a tribal hut in rural India, I am listening to Devudama tell her story in Telugu. Our translator sits between us with the neighbor's baby on her lap while the neighbor chats with a friend. The baby is busily gumming our translator's arm. Two dogs sleep in the sun, and children's clothing is drying on the slanted, low-hanging roof of the opposite hut.
In January 2010, Pulitzer-sponsored journalists Jennifer Redfearn, William Wheeler and Anna-Katarina Gravgaard visited more than fifteen middle and high schools and three universities in the St. Louis area. They spoke about their experiences reporting on the issues surrounding climate change in the Carteret Islands and South Asia, respectively. Their discussions with the students ranged from the environmental, social, and political implications of climate change, to the technical and educational sides of a career in journalism, to news literacy and the changing media landscape.
Award-winning, Beijing-based photojournalist Sean Gallagher has announced his effort to support the Million Tree Project through sales of his desertification photographs.Thanks to a grant from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, Sean recently traveled to several of China's desertified areas to understand the problems and implications of desertification through photographs and interviews.
Ten percent of all proceeds will help Shanghai Roots & Shoots slow desertification and revitalize the lost land of Kulun Qi, Inner Mongolia through its Million Tree Project.
Sean Gallagher has been invited to share his project on desertification with the British Chamber of Commerce in China this September.
Their event announcement:
Join us at this month's Speakers' Corner where award winning photographer Sean Gallagher will be showcasing his latest work "China's Growing Sands", a project highlighting desertification in China sponsored by The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Nathalie Applewhite, Pulitzer Center
In his Boston Review article, "Something from Nothing: U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan," Pulitzer Center journalist Nir Rosen argues that counterinsurgency doesn't make sense. It asks soldiers, concerned primarily with survival, to be Wyatt Earp and Mother Theresa.
Sean Gallagher tasted sand as he focused his camera lens on a masked man who had emerged suddenly from the bright orange cloud that enveloped both of them. Unable to see more than a few yards in front of himself, Mr. Gallagher pressed the shutter and the man disappeared into the sandstorm, as if he had been an apparition.
By Lloyd Chebaclo, for the National Iranian American Council
Sean Gallagher's "China's Growing Sands" received an honorable mention in the competition for the Earth Journalism Awards, which honor media providing new insight into climate change issues. Nearly 900 journalists, bloggers and young creatives from 148 countries registered to send in their best climate change reports from 2009 in the lead up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next month. "China's Growing Sands" will be shown along with the main award winners in Copenhagen.
Sean Gallagher's Oct. 29 visit to American University, where he presented images from "Desertification in China," is reviewed on the School of Communications website (see link below). According to Bill Gentile, whose classes Sean visited, "It was great to get Sean in to speak with the students...it gives them encouragement to see a successful photojournalist still very young and out of school."