Mission trips pour into Haiti each week. An organization that has been hosting groups for a decade envisions a better model based on job creation.
Rebuilding a chicken sector in rural Haiti has been accompanied by challenges including training, repayments and cheap imports, but now hundreds are able to access a new source of sustainable income.
The Marriott Port-au-Prince hotel is in its second year of operation and employs 165 people, nearly all of whom are Haitian. Still, demand is less than anticipated.
Trapping mosquitoes to check for Zika and other diseases in Haiti
Is there a meaningful way to contribute to Haiti, a country in which the majority of the population lives in poverty?
Cuban politics, law and culture are changing for the LGBT community. TransCuba, an activist network for trans-people, is bringing attention to tolerance and broadening the conversation.
Shark finning, overfishing, an indifferent Belizean government, and coral bleaching are rapidly killing one of the world’s great reefs. And no one is acting.
Two lakes in the Caribbean are rising uncontrollably. Scientists think climate change may be to blame. But the evidence is counterintuitive.
The Dominican Republic built its economy on the backs of Haitian immigrants and their descendants. Now it wants them gone.
In Haiti and the Dominican Republic, two lakes are flooding farmland, swallowing communities and leading to deforestation.
Yana Paskova juxtaposes family photos taken in Bulgaria before the fall of the Berlin Wall with pictures she recently shot in Cuba, revealing the visual and sociopolitical connections between the two.
The bureaucracy in Cuba can be maddening, but the people are wonderful and have much in common with Americans, says Graham Sowa, 29, an Arizona native who has studied in Havana since 2010.
By Baptist Press Staff
A Baptist Press article describing prison conditions in Haiti highlights Pulitzer Center reporting on Haiti's National Penitentiary by Antigone Barton and Steve Sapienza:
The men, by contrast, are imprisoned in Haiti's notorious National Penitentiary, a facility located just a few blocks from the country's National Palace in central Port-au-Prince that was known for squalid conditions before it was largely destroyed by the Jan. 12 quake.
Mark Stanley, Pulitzer Center
On Monday evening, Pulitzer Center-sponsored journalists showed their short documentaries at the Human Rights Film Festival at Georgetown Law Center. Afterward, the journalists discussed their work and took questions from the audience.
Carmen Russell, who worked on a report about Haiti's slave children, also known as Restaveks, said the following in reference to his film:
Tonight, ABC's 20/20 will air the Pulitzer Center supported reporting project by journalists Dane Liu and Carmen Russell on child slavery in Haiti.
Mark Stanley, Pulitzer Center
The worst earthquake to strike Haiti in 200 years rattled the country yesterday, leaving the infrastructure in shambles and thousands dead. The quake hit just as many believed Haiti was achieving some semblance of stability; relative political repose under President René Préval and heavy United Nations presence enabled economic growth and promised increased foreign investments.
Pulitzer Center grantees Jason Maloney and Kira Kay recently reported on these hopeful developments. In their project on fragile states, they write:
"Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica" is featured in a list of the top 10 web documentaries according to SubmarineChannel, a visual culture platform in Amsterdam. SubmarineChannel calls "Hope" a "beautifully-designed reporting project by poet and writer Kwame Dawes sharing testimonies from Jamaican HIV victims, with cross-media contributions pulled together in a dramatically filmic visual style."
"HOPE: Living & Loving With HIV in Jamaica" was featured on a list of "Must See: Videos Worth Watching" on The New York Times' Lens Blog for photography, video and visual journalism. Kassie Bracken described the site as follows:
Pulitzer Center journalists join funders, activists, and the community to discuss the impact of stigma on HIV prevention, the need for multi-sectoral action, and journalism's role.
Pulitzer Center's multimedia website on the human face of HIV/AIDS in Jamaica has won an Emmy for new approaches to news and documentary programming, in the arts, lifestyle and culture category, announced Sept 21, at the 30th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards at the Lincoln Center's Rose Theater in New York City.
Near the finale of Wisteria, a multimedia performance based on Kwame Dawes' poems about the memories and experiences of African-American women growing up in the segregated South, Dawes stepped away from the microphone inside Hanes Auditorium on the campus of Salem College. He then gazed upon the five singers, musical collaborator Kevin Simmonds and the seven-member ensemble that helped bring his poems to life with a look that could best be described as a mixture of reverence and pride.
Join us at a pre-performance private reception to honor the creators and cast of Wisteria & HOPE -- and to support the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the innovative non-profit journalism organization dedicated to engaging the broadest possible public in critical global issues. Hear about upcoming projects on food insecurity, climate change and more!
Where: Rondthaler-Gramley House, Salem College