The president’s political success illustrates many of the reasons populist leaders the world over are able to bypass challenges that would torpedo a more typical politician.
There is growing evidence that these biofuels have little climate or environmental benefit.
The spike in violence in Iraq proves disheartening for Wisconsin veterans who served in the Iraq war.
Last year, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon reached the highest rate in more than a decade. One of the biggest drivers of deforestation in the region is the growing of soybeans for livestock feed. The World's host Marco Werman speaks to reporter and Pulitzer Center Grantee Melissa Chan about her reporting in Brazil on Chinese interests in the Amazon.
How Pakistan's Swat Valley went from basket case to on the mend.
With Flávio Dino's endorsement, Chinese money displaces the poor in Maranhão.
Mohammed Ameen came to Jeju Island, South Korea as a refugee in 2018. There, he met Ha Min-Kyung, who hired him as a chef. This is how they fell in love.
Salem was at the airport when the first bombs dropped in Yemen. Months later, he would be forced to flee his homeland. For days, he walked and hitchhiked across the war torn nation. This is his story.
The biggest new business in the Philippines caters to online gamblers in China, but while it might seem immune to virus-related travel restrictions, the reality is far more complicated.
High poverty and unemployment rates among the world's 26 million refugees means that many are struggling with food security after fleeing their home countries. But in Lebanon, a U.N. pilot program is trying to use technology and digital innovations to provide food for hundreds of thousands of Syrians.
Jordan is home to an estimated 3 million refugees, and the country's harsh terrain makes supplying food for them difficult. But to combat the food shortages, the U.N. World Food Program is using technologies like iris scans to track refugee spending habits and hydroponics to grow livestock feed.
Sufi shrines – long accessible to all – are being viewed with suspicion both by Hindutva supporters and conservative Muslims.
How Flávio Dino's administration has violated the environmental rights of traditional communities in favor of commodity exploration and extraction with Chinese capital.
In the summer of 2019, more than 500 Yemenis refugees arrived at Jeju Island, South Korea. With their visas soon expiring, many face the risk of losing the lives they’ve built and returning to a war-torn Yemen.
Ten years after Taliban rule, Malala's hometown is a success story.
To whom does the forest belong? To the people, the animals, or the state?
The "new authoritarianism" is on the rise in Southeast Asia, personified by Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines and Thailand's Prayuth Chan Ocha. Are they not just the present, but the future as well?
Dementia is not a new concept to Japan. However, reishi mushrooms are.
The rivalry between 'Democratic Taiwan' and the 'China Model' has lasted for seven decades. Has it now reached a tipping point?
A mysterious illness has taken the lives of 15 out of 180 members of a clan of Malaysia’s last hunter gatherers, the Batek.
As the world's largest consumer of soy, China's hunger drives Brazil's sales. How the Amazon fits into China's food security policy and Belt and Road Initiative—and what that means for the world.
In summer 2018, Japan experienced the realities of a climate-changed earth. The worst heatwave in the country's history killed over a thousand people and shattered records across the nation.
What does the rise of a new militant Hinduism under India's Modi government mean for women and young people, and what does resistance to it look like?
Investigating the impacts of the global coconut boom on Southeast Asian rainforests and livelihoods.
Photographer Sim Chi Yin speaks on the thinking and impulse behind making the latest chapter of her ongoing project "Shifting Sands," a visual investigation of the global depletion of construction sand.
Photojournalist Xyza Cruz Bacani discusses climate refugees in Indonesia who become vulnerable to exploitation by human traffickers.
Meet Adam Willis and Eloisa Lopez, reporting on the Catholic church in the Philippines and Duterte's war on drugs.
Emiko Jozuka investigates the social, economic, and political consequences of Japan's rapidly-shrinking population.
What happens when ISIS captures your city.
Multimedia journalist Larry C. Price traveled around the world to report on air pollution: specifically, PM2.5. What is it, and how does it manifest across the globe?
Learn about family planning in India with reporter Hannah Harris Green.
Journalist Shaina Shealy traveled to Myanmar last spring to report on how women and girls are using Facebook.
Grantee Rachel Oswald investigates the possibility that South Korean conservatives will push for the development of nuclear weapons.
Raghu Karnad reported on the vast scale of residential schooling for tribal children in India—and the cost it exacts on fragile tribal cultures and heritage.
Photographer Newsha Tavakolian and writer Thomas Erdbrink follow members of one of the last nomadic communities in the world living on the Iranian plateau.
Aarti Singh and Jake Naughton discuss their work exploring the strange limbo of India's LGBTQ community.
The Pulitzer Center-supported series on supertrees around the world was chosen as a finalist for the 2020 Ellie Award for Feature Design.
Seven years ago, National Geographic Explorer and Pulitzer Center education partner Paul Salopek set out on a round-the-world journey by foot. Here he reflects on the people he met and the places he’s been.
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce, as part of the Rainforest Journalism Fund, that we are now accepting applications from journalists working in Southeast Asia interested in taking a Hostile Environment/First Aid Training (HEFAT) course. The deadline for applications is February 10, 2020.
Pulitzer Center grantee Ana P. Santos received two awards for her Pulitzer Center-supported reporting.
Reporting Fellow Erin McGoff wins Best Director at the Los Angeles Festival.
Xyza Cruz Bacani talk with Frederick Van Johnson about her photography book—We Are Like Air—documenting the lives of people living within and on the outskirts of Hong Kong.
Boston University highlights Reporting Fellow Pallavi Puri's journalistic work investigating the public health and economic inequities associated with India's beedi industry.
After a successful year of supporting rainforest journalism in the Amazon, the Rainforest Journalism Fund is expanding its global reach.
On Day Two of Washington Weekend, Pulitzer Center reporting fellows presented global reporting projects on Human Rights, Women’s Empowerment, Global Health, and Climate Change and the Environment.
The Pulitzer Center's newsletter for the week of July 30, 2019.
Educators met at the University of Chicago for a two-day professional development to discuss how to bring domestic and global reporting into their classrooms.
The Pulitzer Center's newsletter for the week of June 25, 2019.
Engage with the challenges and solutions that communities around the world are grappling with when trying to access vital food sources.
Will China’s decision to heavily invest in genome editing of crops payoff in the long run?
Conflict—difficult to define, but keenly felt. Explore these stories about under-reported aspects of conflict and peacebuilding.
Climate change—an issue that affects us all, no matter where we are in the world. This guide will help begin a conversation about today's under-reported stories surrounding our global crisis.
This lesson introduces students to some of the ways people around the world are fighting climate change in their own communities, and challenges them to take action themselves.
This lesson plan uses resources about women around the world leading nonviolent movements to fight against violence and injustice.
Students explore reporting on the Yemeni war and consider: What forms can war take, and how does it affect civilians directly and indirectly? How can journalists report on a conflict well?
Students evaluate the status of freedom in Turkey using Freedom House criteria, and consider how freedom may be defined at home and around the world.
Students will evaluate how communities rely on their ecosystems for survival and climate change's impact on their ability to do so by examining the Meitei people's relationship to Loktak Lake.
What should environmental reporting accomplish, and what creative approaches can journalists take to meeting their goal? Students reflect on these questions and plan a reporting project of their own.
In this 30-45 minute lesson, students evaluate how a photojournalist composes portraits of elderly women in Japanese prisons using details from interviews.
Independently and collaboratively, students piece together photo puzzles and investigate the stories behind them, all the while considering: Why is it important to seek out the full story?