Chinese President Xi Jinping’s philosophy has been written into the country’s constitution. He has sought to raise the standard of living at home, while boosting China’s power and influence across the globe. But critics accuse him of consolidating power and creating a campaign of oppression against the Chinese people—especially those who disagree with him. Nick Schifrin reports from Beijing.
Attribution science is connecting weather events directly to climate change. I spoke with the two researchers who found that the 2018 Japan Heatwave was only possible because of climate change.
When it comes to military strength, the global economy, and global influence, the two most important countries in the world are China and the U.S. And in recent years, both sides of that rivalry have become more combative.
Japan is both far ahead of the U.S. when it comes to climate actions—and far behind. Why? How? And, are there bigger truths about the global Climate Crisis to be found?
Struggling American dairy farmers thought they could count on the world market. Then came the turbulence of tariffs and trade deals.
A Chinese businesswoman in California has become a matchmaker between Chinese parents and American wombs.
Support from the government has transformed a decades-old pilgrimage in India. Not only do millions of Hindus undertake the pilgrimage, but the crowds can often turn aggressive.
Exports drive U.S. dairy farmers' fortunes, but it's a bumpy, wild ride.
Poverty pushes Cambodian women to sell their hair, feeding demands for first-world vanity.
Matthew Komatsu reads his essay After the Tsunami for The Longreads Podcast.
In this coffee shop, former militants learn how to make coffee instead of bombs. They also learn acceptance by serving and interacting with others from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds.
The Indonesian government is focusing counterterrorism efforts on prevention through education.
This project examines social and economic crises in a super-aging Japan.
Many refugee children in Malaysia are attempting to adjust to a foreign society, but with their illegal status, everyday lives are ridden with fear.
In the 1960s, Bangladesh walled off parts of its coast to stop flooding and create farmland. Today that land is afflicted with chronic flooding, due to these very walls. Can the problem be solved?
The drug war in the Philippines has killed thousands of drug suspects from low-income communities. Despite the severe psychological toll of the drug war on families of slain drug suspects, mental health resources are sparse and often inaccessible.
Caught between a rising China and a retreating United States, the Philippine government launches twin wars against the forces it says threaten to tear it apart: Chinese drug cartels and ISIS.
Did the United States ignore signs of a coming mass atrocity against the Rohingya when it chose to upgrade its relationship with Myanmar and lift sanctions on the country?
"All I have left are my words," the Rohingya Muslim refugee said. The AP documents systematic gang rape of Rohingya women by the Myanmar military, and reconstructs a massacre in one Rohingya village.
Earlier this year, pressure from Cambodia's government forced the Cambodia Daily to close its operations. This profile tracks the Daily ’s founder as he makes a final attempt to save his newspaper.
The floating islands of Loktak Lake, known as “phumdis,” are home to unique animals and plants and an indigenous community—and are threatened by development.
Women in India are blamed for economic, agricultural and public health failures, accused of sorcery and subjected to witch hunts resulting in their torture and death.
This project follows transgender activist Sintu Bagui to explore how legal debates around LGBTQKH rights India extend into the daily lives of many queer populations living in poverty.
Three children in a remote corner of China are among millions getting by while their parents work far away in wealthier cities.
Pulitzer Center grantee Esha Chhabra explores India's healthcare problems, many of which stem from the country's overwhelming pollution.
Like so many of Mao’s pronouncements, it sounded simple: “The South has a lot of water; the North lacks water. So if it can be done, borrowing a little water and bringing it up might do the trick.”
Ian James and Steve Elfers discuss their global investigation into groundwater depletion.
Saul Elbein tells us that 41 journalists were killed in the last decade while covering the environment, more than were killed while reporting on war in Afghanistan.
The UN is trying to bring forests into the fight against climate change with an ambitious programme known as REDD+. Can it work in a complex place like Papua New Guinea?
Photojournalist Paula Bronstein discusses her reporting from Afghanistan, where she has documented the lives of the many war widows, the legacy of three decades of war.
What to do when an earthquake steals the lede of your story? Pierre Kattar and Rajneesh Bhandari reflect on how they changed course to produce a more timely video story for NPR.
Small, democratic Taiwan faces constant pressure from big, undemocratic China, but, so far, it shows no signs of yielding on the essential point, its de facto independence.
Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, is home to a virulent breed of gangster politics.
A school in Philadelphia takes global issues and makes them local in a unique way.
In many ways this century already belongs to the city. By 2050, it is anticipated that an additional 2.7 billion people will live in metropolitan regions.
Nell Freudenberger reports from Mumbai about the dwindling population of the Parsis in India.
International journalism and film and media arts students are among the most recently selected Campus Consortium international reporting fellows for 2017.
Amy Toensing visited Guilford College to present her Pulitzer Center-supported project, "A World of Widows."
Pulitzer Center Student Fellows are chosen as three regional winners and one finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards.
Xyza Bacani was recognized by the Alexia Foundation for her reporting on migrant workers in Singapore.
National Geographic photographer, Amy Toensing and Deputy Director of Photography, Whitney Johnson, select the final photographs for Your Shot assignment.
Grantee Ian Johnson just published a book, "The Souls of China," on the return of religion after Mao's death.
Cynthia Gorney discussed her Pulitzer Center-supported National Geographic project, "For Widows, Life After Loss" at the University of Texas at Austin.
This week: China loses patience with sacrificing control, Chinese migrants in Singapore, and child soldiers in South Sudan; what will happen with recent Trump administration aid cuts.
Ian Johnson receives the Shorenstein Journalism Award.
This week: the debate behind increasing palm oil production, Africa enlists drones in the fight against poaching, and the deadly cost of environmental activism.
This is the last week to submit photos of Strong Women to NatGeo Your Shot.
There are two weeks left to submit photos of strong women to the joint assignment with NatGeo Your Shot.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
The following World Water Day lesson plan and classroom resources for humanities, science, social studies, media and English teachers ask students to investigate four Pulitzer Center reporting...
This Masters level lesson introduces journalism as an important tool for public health students and researchers to communicate complex public health issues in an accessible way for the general...
Resources to support student Letters to the Next President inspired and informed by global problems such as water access, climate change, forced migration and more.
In this lesson, students use online reporting to compare the 2016 U.S. election to elections in Iran and Taiwan.
This climate change lesson plan explores the environmental impacts of China’s growing polluters and industry. It also looks at the human impact of China's water transfer project.
Students explore the concept of journalistic objectivity and use evidence from articles about land rights in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Myanmar to debate how a country’s natural resources should be used.
Students read global news articles and design a mock campaign addressing the issue of driving under the influence.
This project outline uses several photojournalism projects to engage student in reflections and analysis of how a “slow approach” to journalism can highlight larger issues in their own communities.
Students investigate educational resources about the safety of pedestrians in developing countries and design mock letters to politicians in charge of roads in a developing country.
Students explore the concept of journalistic objectivity and use evidence from articles about land rights in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Myanmar to debate how a country’s natural resources should be...
In the following lesson, students will analyze several resources about the dangers of motorcycles, and by the end, they will write a summary about the dangers of motorcycles.