Air pollution in Beijing is one result of the breakneck economic growth that has lifted hundreds of millions of China’s people out of poverty.
Creating sustainable food systems in the face of a changing climate isn't easy—but innovators around the world are making real progress.
One of the hardest parts about reporting on a little-covered issue like illegal sand mining is just getting to the generally rural and often remote places where it’s happening.
As a photographer, I often like places where it looks like time has stood still, for the history and nostalgia they evoke. Beichuan was literally that.
Filthy air has inspired Chinese citizens to speak out—and in some cases, to create art.
This interactive piece showcases Sim Chi Yin's four-year project Dying To Breathe in its different forms: short film, photo slideshow, text, video, open letter, and radio.
Regardless of the kind of leisure venue one frequents in North Korea, the overarching cultural narrative comes from the state.
Fourteen miles down the road from their ruined homes, survivors of China's devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake try to rebuild their lives in a new model town designed by the central government.
China has atrocious air pollution. It fears climate change. And it wants to be a "manufacturing monster" in renewables too.
New Guardian research shows private security workers outnumber public police officers for the majority of the world – in a business that now dwarfs what is spent trying to end global poverty.
A boyhood for a refugee—seven countries later.
The path to cleaner air has been bumpy since China declared war on pollution three years ago. Tangshan, crowded with steel mills and coal power plants, is at the center of the fight.
GlobalGiving will host a screening of a video from the Pulitzer Center-sponsored project, "Olga's Girls."
Two Pulitzer Center-supported films won honors at the 9th Annual Media That Matters Film Festival June 3. Jennifer Redfearn's "The Next Wave," a short version of "Sun Come Up," her film on the effects of climate change on the native inhabitants of the Carteret Islands, won the Jury Award. Gabrielle Weiss' "La Hoja," on coca leaf farmers and the coca industry in Bolivia, won the Unspoken Truth Award. Congratulations, Jennifer and Gabrielle!
A story from the St. Louis-Post Dispatch covered a classroom visit by Meredith May, in which she told high school students about the Pulitzer Center-sponsored reporting project "Olga's Girls."
Pulitzer-funded documentary filmmaker Jennifer Redfearn was quoted and her photography was featured in today's New York Times piece on the Carteret Islands. Redfearn's documentary, "Sun Come Up", follows the relocation of some of the world's first climate change refugees – the Carteret Islanders, a matrilineal community living on an island chain, 50 miles off the
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Four panelists gathered at The Brookings Institution 11 hours before the Sri Lankan government promised to act on their ultimatum given to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam: surrender or face annihilation.
In the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University
More from Jason Motlagh
Jason Motlagh is an international freelance journalist currently based in Washington D.C. He studied Foreign Affairs in college and upon graduating from his university spent time as a fisherman in Alaska. Journalism was a career that he later fell into.
Encore.org features the Pulitzer Center-sponsored reporting project, "Olga's Girls," on indentured servitude in Nepal.
The American Museum of Natural History will screen Jennifer Redfearn's short work-in-progress video of "Sun Come Up," a documentary that follows the relocation of a community of climate change refugees living on a chain of low-lying islands in the South Pacific Ocean. More info about the event
As part of Pulitzer Center's Global Gateway Georgetown students have undertaken awareness campaigns around their campus community based on issues covered by Pulitzer Center journalists. A group of 4 students' campaign is based on Jacob Baynham's work in Burma. A Facebook page is the campaign's main outlet and the students are holding two events on campus.
BURMA FILM SCREENING
Wednesday, October 15th 10:30pm
Village C Alumni Lounge
Loretta Tofani was awarded $2,000 by a five judge panel at the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting for her "American Imports, Chinese Deaths" reporting project. Formerly called the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) Award, the honor was renamed this year after Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter murdered in 2002 by Pakistani militants. Two teams of journalists were awarded $10,000 each and the title of the 2008 Daniel Pearl Award.
On June 30th, Jason Motlagh presented his reporting on India's internal conflicts to Americans for Informed Democracy's Global Scholar Program. The course seeks to give students a historical overview of international affairs and a background on the most important international institutions. It takes an in-depth look at globalization and the U.S. role in our increasingly globalized world.