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.
Rohit Jain’s visit to the site of the world’s deadliest industrial disaster—also known as India's very own Chernobyl—brings out terrifying snapshots of a tragedy that continues to affect the current generation.
This project explores efforts being made across India—from government, media and tech companies—to address the issue of disinformation spreading on social media and messaging platforms.
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?
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.
Business reporter Daniel Moore and photographer Michael Henninger traveled to India for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to write about efforts to scale up clean sources of power.
Journalists Shilu Manandhar and Yam Kumari Kandel reflect on their experience reporting on Nepalese migrant workers in Qatar.
Reporter Michael Holtz and photographer Ann Hermes traveled to India and Nepal to report on labor abuses within the brick-making industry.
Ross Velton discovers how the cure for leprosy came too late for the patients at the Hendala Leprosy Hospital in Sri Lanka.
Leslie Roberts, deputy news editor at Science, traveled to Myanmar, Cambodia, and Thailand to report on emergency efforts to eliminate malaria in the Mekong.
More than a billion gallons of raw sewage and industrial effluent pour into the Ganges every day. Can Prime Minister Narendra Modi clean up India's sacred river when everyone else has failed?
According to the 2015 UN report, the number of Afghan civilians killed and wounded was well over 11,000. Why is that number rising even though the war is over?
Journalists Ankita Rao and Atish Patel traveled to Kerala to learn more about India's extensive palliative care network.
Documentary filmmaker Alexandria Bombach talks about the making of "Afghanistan by Choice," a film that features the lives of five Afghans who are choosing to stay, leave on a special visa, or leave illegally.
Claire Provost and Matt Kennard discuss their six-month exploration of the transfer of territory around the globe from the state to corporations for the past six months.
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.
This week: a harrowing look into Russian domestic violence, a special investigation into how Jewish Federations spend their money, and how Qatar is jailing new mothers and their babies.
It is estimated that up to one million people own exotic pets in China. Sean Gallagher photographs the animals and their owners.
Photographer Max Pincker's images will be featured on the Pulitzer Center Instagram this week.
This week: The tea industry innovates in the face of climate change, long-lost research on rainforests and climate change is found, and U.S. Special Forces make progress in Syria.
This week: Behind the scenes of Evan Osnos' North Korea story, the future of renewable energy in Morocco, and the rise and fall of America's uranium industry.
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.
This multi-week unit for grades 9-12 on the Out of Eden project can be divided for individual lesson plans. Students explore human migration and its impact by generating digital media and debating...
This multi-week unit for grades 3-5 on the Out of Eden project can be divided for individual lesson plans. Students explore human migration and its impact by generating digital media.
Students analyze the structure and purpose of "Searching for Sacred Mountain," a 20-minute documentary that explores connections between Buddhism and environmental sustainability practices in China.
Students analyze how an author structures articles in different ways to report on malnutrition. The articles come from the project “1,000 Days: To save women, children and the world” by Roger Thurow.
Students analyze how an author structures and supports a story about disappearing sand reserves, then create visual campaigns that increase awareness about sand depletion.
This plan includes lesson plans connected to the work of journalists that presented at the UChicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2016.
What is the most efficient way to reduce the amount of waste? Can we ever reach the point of waste elimination?
College journalism students analyze Eli Kintisch’s reporting process and journalistic strengths.
This global affairs lesson plan outlines reflection exercises and research projects connected to Esha Chhabra's reporting on environmental sustainability practices in India's fashion industry.