Ian Teh documents the changing landscape and shifting water resources surrounding China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau near the Yellow River.
From hapless accomplices, some women are becoming willing and enthusiastic actors in jihad. Today, the emerging face of the radicalized extremist is female.
Rullie Rian Zeke and Ulfah Handayani Saleh were members of the Indonesian ISIS-linked terrorist group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah.
Kinmen, the closest island territory of Taiwan to China and once a part of the international anti-communism battlefront, has today become part of China’s “Unification” plan for Taiwan. While ‘One Country, two Systems’ is facing an unprecedented challenge in Hong Kong, the propaganda for Taiwan continues. Meanwhile, a referendum on a ‘One Country, two Systems Experimental Zone’ has been quietly unfolding on Kinmen.
Monika Bulaj documents endangered rituals around the world.
Mass abuse of the opioid tramadol spans continents, creating international havoc some experts blame on a loophole in narcotics regulation and a miscalculation of the drug’s danger.
Indonesia’s mangroves are an incredibly effective tool against climate change — but they’re being cut down to grow shrimp and palm oil for you.
Meet the trees, get to know their superpowers, and learn how scientists are trying to protect them.
Umar Farooq on the backstory to the war on terror: In Pakistan's tribal areas, locals are working to gain basic rights, while being caught between U.S. drones, the Taliban, and Pakistan's military.
Thirty five years ago, a toxic gas leak at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh led to the death of 3,787 people.
Having lost everything to find safety, the Rohingya are determined to preserve their musical and storytelling traditions.
Western media organizations need to describe the full context and complexities of religion and politics in India.
300,000 Vietnamese soldiers are estimated missing in action from the conflict referred locally as "The American War." Can thousands of families find the remains of their loves ones before time runs out?
After almost four decades, the one-child policy that controlled women reproductive rights in China ended in 2015. The government is now targeting women to have more than one child.
Indonesia is repairing a vast peatland damaged in an ill-fated agricultural project. Peat breakdown creates CO2, worsening climate change. In Peru, scientists say a peatland there might be at risk.
A journey to the headwaters of northern China’s most important river. The Yellow River’s environmental decline over the decades underlines the dark side of the country’s rapid development.
University of Chicago student fellow Kiran Misra looks at urban development in Delhi, a process that has resulted in the displacement of thousands of Indians living in informal housing settlements.
With the threat from North Korea growing and new insecurity about the reliability of the U.S. alliance, support is growing inside South Korea for the country to have its own nuclear weapon.
The nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan is about to move into dangerous waters.
In Cambodia’s floating villages, tens of thousands of ethnic Vietnamese eke out precarious lives on the Tonle Sap. Born into statelessness, they are not permitted to vote, work, or even live on land.
Refugees fear the fate that awaits them in Myanmar and are refusing to return without guarantees of safety. In the camps girls face being trafficked into the sex trade or forced into child marriages.
Media freedom is under threat and democratic space is shrinking in Myanmar amid the fallout from the Rakhine crisis.
For the fishing villages around the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan, fortunes ebb and flow with the water's tide.
This project examines social and economic crises in a super-aging Japan.
The Financial Times' Michael Peel talks about his reporting in Myanmar as part of a special FT series, 'The Great Land Rush.'
The Philippines has always been able to avoid the HIV epidemic—until now.
Why don’t certain vaccines work as well in low-income countries as they do in the U.S. and other high-income countries? And how can we shrink the gap?
Ross Velton describes how Sri Lanka has become a world leader in the supply of corneas. But what's driving this surprising new export?
In his project, "The Life Equation," grantees Rob Tinworth and Miles O'Brien explore the concept of "big data" and the cost effectiveness of global health.
Eli Kintisch visited high Arctic sites in Siberia and Alaska to report on the tenuous state of the permafrost.
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.
Evan Osnos speaks to Charlie Rose about Kim Jong Un's regime.
This week: rising nuclear tensions through North Korea's eyes, refugees converting to Christianity, and how the exotic pet trade enables illegal wildlife practices in China.
Science film site Labocine profiles Pulitzer Grantee Dan Grossman on his coverage of climate change.
This week: Protest violence in Duterte's Philippines, refugees prioritize integration and survival over religion, and how Haiti's capital manages waste without a sewer system.
Inaugural grants, provided in partnership with the Pulitzer Center and ONA camera bags, highlighted in New York Times Lens blog.
For Sinica Podcast, grantee Alice Su compares Islamophobia in China to that in the U.S. and Europe—discussing the similarities despite the cultural and political differences.
This week: Russian identity and the use of propaganda, Venezuelans fleeing to Columbia, and a 14-year-old's journey to Germany.
Four Pulitzer Center grantees, 15 students, and wide range of documentary film topics mark eighth year of partnership with Free Spirit Media.
Jason Motlagh's short documentary for AJ+ won the a Regional Emmy for Documentary Topical News and Program Speciality in the 46th Annual Northern California Area EMMY Awards.
Journalism students in Winston-Salem, NC, explored the textiles industry over three weeks, creating a documentary that is rich in history and as current as the headlines of today.
"Global Health" panelists discussed current initiatives, the future of public health, funding, and the importance of giving communities a voice in their own treatment.
Property grabs threaten life and livelihood for women around the world.
This lesson plan for science teachers, humanities teachers, and university professors examines the role that visuals can play in driving policy change by inspiring readers to “do something”.
This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.
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...
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.