Wildlife scientists are working to understand the impacts of what many are calling the “anthropause”—the dramatic slowdown in human activity caused by the pandemic. The pause has created unique natural experiments, allowing researchers to compare how animals behaved before, during, and after the pandemic.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
As Nairobi deals with a water shortage amidst the pandemic, and water cartels illegally cut into pipes, how are slum dwellers accessing water that is so critical to fight the spread of infection?
"They treated us like an animal," a member of the Islamic missionary movement Tablighi Jamaat tells Pulitzer Center Justice Fellow Apoorva Mittal. Indian Muslims have faced a new wave of discrimination amidst the pandemic.
“Drive-up testing won’t work if people don’t have a car,” the founder of a community health center in Oakland, California, tells Amy Maxmen, senior reporter at Nature.
In the slums of Buenos Aires, government aid has been slow to materialize. Instead, community organizations are leading the fight.
Tens of thousands of Venezuelan migrants returned from Colombia to their native homes during the COVID-19 lockdown. Luis Guillermo Franquiz, a Venezuelan writer, was one of them. He lived and worked in Bogota. For 16 days, he walked to reach the border and crossed it. Luis Guillermo wrote his story.
The pandemic has created deep economic and financial problems for Latin America, which faces a projected 5.3% contraction in gross domestic product this year. The resulting cuts are hitting science hard and threatening hard-won gains.
Scientists believe the illicit poaching of pangolins—a type of elusive, scaled anteater—has played a role in the global coronavirus pandemic.
Grantee and photographer Giles Duley spent time with London's Imperial College Healthcare in May to document their response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Russia claimed it has approved the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine, as the nation’s Ministry of Health issued a registration certificate for a vaccine candidate that has been tested in just 76 people.
This Marshall Project / PBS FRONTLINE film follows an undocumented family’s struggle to survive homelessness, immigrant detention, and a rapidly spreading virus.
Decades of progress in one of modern history’s greatest achievements, the fight against extreme poverty, are in danger of slipping away because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pulitzer Center grantee Kwame Dawes reflects on his work in the Caribbean and his journey as a poet and documentarian.
Seven photojournalists discuss the unparalleled ways they approach documenting stories of crisis during a FotoWeek DC panel at George Washington University.
Pulitzer Center grantees Andre Lambertson and Anna Badkhen were featured on the show Local Diversity to talk about their reporting from Haiti and Afghanistan on Women and Children in Crisis.
"LGBT Youth in Chicago," a documentary created by Chicago Public Schools students working with Free Spirit Media and in partnership with the Pulitzer Center has been chosen as an Official Student Selection of the 2011 Peace on Earth Film Festival.
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.
"Hope for Haiti," reported by Steve Sapienza and Antigone Barton, will be featured in an event in Nashville for World AIDS Day, Dec. 1. The event will incorporate clips on HIV/AIDS from around the world, as well as live theatre, dance and musical performances.
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.
HOPE is a multimedia performance based on poems by Kwame Dawes, poet in residence at the University of South Carolina and set to music by composer Kevin Simmonds. The work grew out of a Pulitzer Center commission to report on the impact of HIV/AIDS on Jamaica, the country where Kwame Dawes grew up. While in Jamaica Dawes wrote poems in response to the stories he heard.
This Saturday, December 1, is World AIDS Day, a moment each year for special focus on the epidemic. Two hours away from American shores people face this epidemic daily. The Dominican Republic and Haiti boast the highest rates in this hemisphere of the virus that leads to AIDS. And it is a story that has been overlooked in the American mainstream media.