Indira Lakshmanan is an Executive editor at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and a columnist for The Boston Globe. On September 13, 2019, she appeared on NPR's 1A Friday News Roundup.
When families flee conflict, they are forced to choose what to bring and what to leave behind. Tomik the dog refused to stay.
A third of the world's food goes to waste, but France is attempting to do something about it. Since 2016, large grocery stores in the country have been banned from throwing away unsold food that could be given away.
Countries all around Europe are dealing with the same dilemma: what to do with citizens who went to join ISIS. Tiny Kosovo is alone in opting to bring back a large group of its citizens.
Five years after the conflict on the eastern front of Ukraine began, how have women defined the war? And, perhaps, has the war created a new landscape for women?
Congressmen Steny Hoyer and Tom Cole discussed the U.S. role in promoting democracy and freedom.
"Democracy thrives when women and young people stand up and demand more from authority," said former President of Malawi Joyce Banda.
"Autocracy is really on the rise," said Congressman Adam Schiff at the 2019 Copenhagen Democracy Summit.
In Sudan, civilians and the military have reached a power-sharing agreement. But how will they implement it?
Hungary's Central European University, backed by George Soros, still faces uncertainties about whether it will be forced to leave the country and what that would mean for students and the school.
In an interview with Laura Butterbrodt, Central European University's Zsolt Enyedi explains continuing uncertainty at CEU.
Russia is dead set on being a global power. But what looks like grand strategy is often improvisation — amid America’s retreat.
Twenty-five years after Abkhazia and South Ossetia declared independence, people displaced by the conflicts continue to live in Georgia proper. What role does religion play in these communities?
Central European University is being forced to leave Hungary after the Hungarian government refused to let the school offer United States-accredited degrees.
Why is there a rush for cryptocurrencies in places that don't exist? A story set in the post-Soviet space, where ultra-libertarianism meets kleptocracy and sanctions evasion.
Can we create a nutritious and affordable food system in a way that’s green and fair? PBS NewsHour Weekend’s "Future of Food" international series reports on work by people who think they have solutions.
Paramilitary activity is on the rise in Northern Ireland. But the causes go far deeper than Brexit.
As the U.S. tries to rein the prescription opioid bonanza that launched its epidemic, Big Pharma is expanding around the globe. Their trail includes a bribery scheme, addiction, and an unprepared world.
In the Caucasus mountains, members of the most scattered people in the world—the Circassians—are starting to come home following a decade of concerted online activism.
The death of Jamal Khashoggi shocked the world—but he was far from the first Saudi dissident to be targeted abroad, and he is by no means the last.
Since January 2016, there have been more than 3,000 unaccompanied minors in Greece every month. Without families to protect them, they are subject to exploitation and abuse.
Sweden’s first gender-neutral class of conscripts reports for duty in the wake of their military’s #MeToo movement, #givaktochbitihop , which translates loosely to “stand at attention and bite the bullet.”
Permafrost in Greenland is melting rapidly. The soil is collapsing and affecting the infrastructure and ecosystem.
Musa Touray was killed in a van collision that sent shockwaves around Italy. A migrant hailing from the Gambia, Musa worked as a farm hand tomato picker on the outskirts of San Severo.
Almost all produce that comes from southern Italy has been tainted, says Ayo Awokoya, as she discusses her reporting project on modern-day slavery in Italian agriculture.
Author and journalist Christopher de Bellaigue reports on assisted dying and euthanasia practices in North America and Europe.
Meet journalist Anna Filipova, who is examining how melting permafrost in the northernmost village in Greenland affects the residents' lives.
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?
Eli Kintisch wrote and produced THAW, a documentary series that tells the story of a journey to the Arctic ocean in the dead of winter, revealing a radically changing ecosystem with global implications.
Journalist and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Teresa Fazio speaks about her reporting on gender equality in Sweden's military.
The truth about Hungary: How a country that used to be a poster child for a successful transition to democracy collapsed into a new kind of authoritarianism.
Threshold is a public radio show and podcast tackling one pressing environmental issue each season. The show aims to be a home for nuanced journalism about human relationships with the natural world.
A frigid current, a heroic expedition, and air turning into rock. Meet science journalist Ari Daniel and hear about his 2018 reporting trip to Iceland.
Nigeria, Russia, and Florida have each had difficulty mounting a strong response to HIV/AIDS, at a time when neighboring countries or states have made progress in bringing their epidemics to an end.
Journalist Sean Lyngaas discusses the challenges of reporting on a sensitive and complex subject such as nuclear cybersecurity. He also highlights techniques for bringing the subject to life.
Journalist Alice Su speaks about her 2017 project on religion among resettled refugees in Germany, a country that has accepted more asylum seekers than any other European country.
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Panelists discuss how religion can reinforce divisions between social groups in Israel, Northern Ireland, and Indian-Americans in the United States.
Grantee Callum Macrae was nominated for an award at BAFTA's Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards for his reporting on the Ballymurphy massacre.
Louie Palu received four awards in three contests for his Pulitzer-supported project 'New Cold War.'
Panelists explore living, dying, grief— and why talking about death is good for our health.
Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth,” human inertia, and storytelling as “a moral act” in an interview with Nieman Storyboard.
Callum Macrae's new film The Ballymurphy Precedent probes the killings of 10 unarmed Catholics in the West Belfast housing estate of Ballymurphy in August, 1971.
This week: accounts from fathers and sons affected by the conflict in Yemen, threats to Hungary's democracy, and Israel's new policy forcing migrants to take desperate measures.
Here you will find reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
"Finding Home" has been nominated in the Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary category for the 2018 News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
Diana Markosian discusses her recent project photographing young refugees learning to swim.
This week: making local-global connections with international news stories, joining a pedagogy workshop on teaching conflict, and practicing slow journalism in New York City.
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.
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.
Reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
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Activities encouraging students to create and evaluate visual representations of climate change in order to interpret and share environmental knowledge effectively.
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Students explore ideas of “home” in connection to refugees worldwide and homelessness locally by analyzing images and text from Finding Home and creating their own photo stories that reflect their...
Students will learn about how climate change impacts the Arctic Ocean. They will also explore how scientific information is communicated to the public.
In celebration of Women's History Month, we've compiled our top five lesson plans that feature reporting on women's rights and the ways women are fighting for them.