A group portrait of the generation of Guyanese leaders whose task it was not to oust the colonizer, but to contend with what came after.
As the United States and Cuba mend their diplomatic ties, young Cubans harbor hope for improved economic prospects and a better business climate in Cuba.
To counteract the alarming number of pregnant teenagers, the Dominican Republic launched an initiative in January 2015 to implement sex education in public schools.
A multimedia exploration of HIV/AIDS, homophobia, and the church in Jamaica, featuring a short documentary and a series of video poems.
An 18-year-old mother in the Dominican Republic grapples with how and when to teach her daughter about sex.
Kwame Dawes celebrates the life of Annesha Taylor.
There’s no country that more clearly illustrates the confusing nexus of Hillary Clinton’s State Department and Bill Clinton’s foundation than Haiti—America’s poorest neighbor.
While most adolescents interviewed for this project said they were not ready to become parents, one variable remains constant: their aspirations for their infants, unborn children and themselves.
In 2013, the Haitian government began seizing land on a picturesque island to construct a $260 million tourism hot spot. Two years later, the country's opaque land laws have all but sunk the project.
In the Dominican Republic, doctors often clash with education and religion over the use of contraceptives, contributing to the country's high number of pregnant teenagers.
The Atlas of Pentecostalism project is an expanding record of the fastest growing religion in the world.
Before feeling the full brunt of rising seas, the Kiribati people eke out a life on narrow ribbons of land exposed to waves, wind and tide. There's no room for retreat surrounded by the Pacific Ocean.
A NewsHour poetry segment featuring poet and writer Kwame Dawes aired on Tuesday October, 7 on PBS.
American University will be holding a program titled "The Invisible Face of AIDS". The forum will have personal accounts of people who face ostracism because the are HIV-positive or have full blown AIDS. Through these personal accounts, the organizing party hopes to enlighten people of the discrimination that takes place in health care, educational insitutions and even with in peoples' families.
HOPE: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica, a multimedia reporting project by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, offers undergraduate and graduate students a unique opportunity to explore the issues of stigma, discrimination and HIV/AIDS across disciplines that encompass public health policy, journalism, interactive web design, education, music and poetry.
When: Monday, September 22, 2008, 6 PM to 8 PM
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street NW
Washington , DC 20009
Poet Kwame Dawes and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting introduce HOPE: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica, a multimedia exploration of the epidemic's human face.
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting projects received an Honorable Mention and two Notable Entries in the annual Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism.
The Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism spotlight news and information providers who offer more than multimedia journalism. The awards honor novel efforts that seize and create opportunities to involve citizens in public issues and supply entry points that invite their participation or spark their imagination.
The National Press Foundation recently awarded the Palm Beach Post's Antigone Barton a fellowship to attend the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City from August 3 to August 8.
Barton, who reported on Heroes of HIV: HIV in the Caribbean for the Pulitzer Center, is among 60 NPF fellows attending the conference and its Journalist to Journalist HIV/AIDS Training session, which will train reporters on the ethical implications and requirements of HIV/AIDS reporting.
"House Call in Hell," a video examining overcrowding, poor sanitation and disease in Haiti's National Penitentiary, has been selected as one of the five short documentaries from the online Current Rocks SilverDocs contest to be screened at the 2008 SilverDocs Film Festival, hosted by the American Film Institute and the Discovery Channel.
The annual documentary festival honors excellence in international filmmaking and will be held at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland, from June 16-23.
"Positive Outlook," a Pulitzer Center-commissioned video that follows one HIV+ campaign speaker as she tries to stamp out the stigma of the disease, aired on DePauw University's The World is Talking television program. The program aired on April 14, 2008.
Another Pulitzer Center-commissioned video, "Talking HIV in Jamaica," will air on the next The World is Talking program.
John Lundberg, the poetry columnist for the Huffington Post, featured a terrific review of Kwame's poetry and the interactive site created for Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica.
LiveHopeLove.com poet Kwame Dawes was recently awarded the National AIDS Committee Jamaica Leadership Award for his work with LiveHopeLove.com. The award, presented by the National AIDS Committee Jamaica commemorates leadership, excellence, and dedication to the field of HIV and AIDS in Jamaica. The award will be presented on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2009.
The Pulitzer Center's interactive website LiveHopeLove.com was chosen as Adobe's Site of the Day for April 5, 2008. The site, designed by bluecadet Interactive, is part of the Pulitzer Center's multimedia reporting project "Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica."