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Asia

Asian Subways and American Decline

Asia may not have caught up with the United States in technology, wealth, or power, but its subway systems are impressive compared to some of those in crumbling urban America.

Pulitzer Films Win Awards at Media That Matters Festival

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!

Nepalese Slavery Lesson Hits Home

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."

Sri Lanka: The Eleventh Hour

Alex Amend, Pulitzer Center

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.

Georgetown students hold Burma Film Screening and Photo Exhibit

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 Named Daniel Pearl Award Finalist

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.

Jason Motlagh presents at Americans for Informed Democracy's Global Scholar Program

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.