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.
As the Philippine government starts relocating over 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, some residents worry about their impending displacement—unsure of their family's future.
Technology is transforming China, helping improve life in some ways, but also collecting big data. The government is beginning to convert that data and surveillance footage into social credit scores, which critics say can be used to penalize those who criticize the Communist Party. Nick Schifrin reports as part of "China: Power and Prosperity," with support from the Pulitzer Center.
This series explores Myanmar’s economic relationship with China including decades of armed conflict, of valuable and contested natural resources in Myanmar’s borderlands, and of backroom deals.
Communist China's planned economy once prevented its citizens from becoming wealthy. But China now produces billionaires faster than any country in the world, even as President Xi Jinping has cracked down on ostentatious displays of wealth.
For decades, the world's two largest economies — the U.S. and China — have been integrated. But the Trump administration is now trying to undo that, as an escalating trade war impacts consumers and businesses in both countries.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is the most expensive infrastructure project in history. Chinese companies are constructing roads, pipelines and railroads across the globe. But they are also building China’s influence, and critics in the U.S. and Asia worry Belt and Road projects can reduce countries’ sovereignty and grow Chinese power. With the help of the Pulitzer Center, Nick Schifrin reports.
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.
In 2017, Myanmar’s military targeted Rohingya Muslims in a pogrom of mass murder and rape. We investigate the deadliest massacre of a state-orchestrated genocide, years in the making.
Airborne particles—sometimes much smaller than the width of a human hair—are not just contributing to climate change. They are a leading driver of serious illness the world over.
The Lumad people are suffering, and the world has largely turned a deaf ear.
This project looks at struggles over land rights faced by indigenous communities in Sarawak, Malaysia.
Who are the Rohingya? Why have they fled Myanmar? "A Safe Place to Learn and Grow" takes young readers to Bangladesh to learn what is being done to help refugee children heal and access education.
Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe.
The 2015 earthquakes and Indian blockade intensified Nepal’s existing problems of sex trafficking. How is civil society responding?
Journalist Shaina Shealy reports on the impact of today's digital technologies on women and girls in Myanmar.
200 environmental and human rights activists are assassinated each year, according to Global Witness. Fred Pearce investigates the headline-grabbing slayings of three of these activists.
Grantee Justin Kenny discusses his reporting on Bangladesh tanneries.
Joshua Kucera traveled along the conventional border between Europe and Asia, from Istanbul's Bosphorus to the Russian Arctic—reporting on the people who live between East and West.
Xyza Bacani discusses her story on migrant workers who run away from their employers in Singapore and the power imbalance between agencies, employers and migrants that encourages exploitation.
President Trump is inheriting a war in Afghanistan that is entering its 16th year. Why are we still there and who are some of the actors trying to end the conflict?
Palm oil has been condemned for rampant deforestation in Southeast Asia. How can the world produce more of it in a more sustainable manner? Journalist Wudan Yan investigated in Fall 2016.
James Fenton discusses reporting on President Duterte's violent war on drugs in the Philippines. The number of casualties in a 7-month period reached 7,000 following the president's election.
I went to India to examine the country’s efforts to build a more resilient food system in the face of climate change.
How can we help agriculture help us?
Persephone Miel Fellow Ako Salemi discusses his project on climate change in Iran.
What does it take to address mental illnesses? See what some folks in India are doing.
China's Muslim minorities make up only two percent of the population, but comprise 20 million people. How do they relate to Islam, the state, the majority Han Chinese and one another?
Meta Krese and Jost Franko discuss today’s globalized economy by connecting growers of cotton from Burkina Faso, the garment industry in Bangladesh, and European consumers.
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.
This week: Why Pakistan and India are equipping their submarines with nuclear-tipped missiles, what life is like for ethnic minority Vietnamese living in Cambodia, and how armed groups have filled a power vacuum in the Central African Republic.
At the 79th Annual Overseas Press Club Awards, a Pulitzer Center-supported project from the Associated Press wins best newspaper or news service award.
Medill's Washington Newsroom screens student fellow Pat Nabong's film on the psychological toll of Duterte's drug wars in the Philippines.
Two projects sponsored by the Pulitzer Center have received a World Press Photo nomination.
This Week: A village in China where women rule, an island off British Columbia was supposed to be an economic salvation, and illegal mining is causing problems for Venezuela.
This week: Indian women fight back against witch hunts, Bolivia's child labor laws struggle to combat abuse, and the lives of Filipino women whose government killed their loved ones for drug use.
This week: Scientists investigate the long term effects of chemical warfare on Iranian soldiers, a look into how artistic integrity is maintained inside the Chinese Communist system, and more than 100 people are suing Guam's Catholic Church over accusations of sexual abuse by priests.
This week: The Burmese military's use of rape as a weapon of terror, Iran's growing influence in post-Hussein Iraq, and the story of why a hard-drive with secrets about an El Salvadorian colonel was stolen from a professor's office.
Erin McGoff and an international team seek support for next phase in production of a full-length documentary on Laotian efforts to remove millions of unexploded ordnances left behind by the U.S.
This week: As the world looks upon the Rohingya's plight, a refusal to acknowledge genocide; the fight to list mental health as a global health challenge; and the arduous process of finding schools for special needs children while abroad.
This week: an unlikely friendship between the governor of Iowa and Xi Jinping results in an ambassadorship, and other stories from around the world.
These activities are designed to prepare students to engage with Richard Bernstein’s project "Taiwan: A Changing Status Quo."
This lesson covers some of the psychological impacts that affect migrant workers and their families using reporting on Filipino migrant workers and their families by Ana P. Santos.
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 develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.
This lesson asks students to compare the water crisis facing Flint, Michigan to a water crisis in China. Students use digital resources and practice cooperative learning and writing skills.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This lesson provides resources for teachers in Winston-Salem, NC as they create lesson plans connected to the "Dispatches" exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA).
Explore reporting projects related to child labor.
Discuss the potential ramifications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on labor rights.
Through this webquest, students use several different projects on the "Downstream" web portal to examine the impact of water resources on a wide range of communities around the world.
This is a multi-week unit on water rights and access. Students examine the causes of water shortages across the globe and explore solutions to ensure that all people have access to clean, safe...
This is a multi-week unit on U.S. companies and the welfare of international workers. Students will examine how U.S. companies manufacture their goods and how they care for their workers abroad.