During a hearing in 2015 at the Guantánamo war court, a defendant recognized an interpreter from the black-site prison network where the United States tortured detainees. What followed was an epic legal tangle.
Systems and Safety
Amy Nye reports on the need for education, sensitization, and prevention programs that educate people in Senegal on the dangers of diabetes and how to avoid it.
A pilot project in Alleppey, Kerala, India, is bringing waste management to the people, and it’s making lives better.
Defense lawyers in the 9/11 case now say that they have growing evidence that the F.B.I. played some role in the interrogations during the years when the suspects were in the secret prisons by feeding questions to the C.I.A., and that the C.I.A. kept a hand in the case after the prisoners were sent to Guantánamo.
When Teddy Washington was walking with nine other black incoming Washington University students from the IHOP in Clayton back to campus, the last thing he expected was for the night to end in a confrontation with police officers.
As medicine shortages worsen and public health infrastructure continues to deteriorate, organ transplants in Venezuela become a rare luxury. Those who cannot afford them are simply left behind.
The former federal prison turned tourist attraction will serve as the perfect backdrop for this weekend's exclusive performances of The Box, a dramatic look at the effects of solitary confinement.
Col. W. Shane Cohen could be the first judge to set a trial date for the five defendants charged in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Amid the swathes of forest that cover the country, and behind the headlines of war and Ebola, the Democratic Republic of Congo is at the forefront of a hidden health crisis.
India's Ministry of Happiness promised to improve the lives of its citizens. But did it work, or was it merely a marketing campaign gone awry?
Organ procurement in Venezuela shut down in 2017, leaving patients without the option of a transplant. After six years in dialysis, Carlos Román waits for a kidney that is not likely to come soon.
Organ procurement in Venezuela has been suspended since 2017. Amid this crisis, 12-year-old Eliécer Aguiar awaits for a kidney transplant that could save his life but still remains an unlikely option.
While Syrians find refuge and aid in Jordan, little has been done to address the mental trauma they have faced—until now.
Here’s how one Nigerian state tackled the deadly bacterial infections that kill hundreds of thousands of babies worldwide each year—and why such a seemingly simple solution is so tough to pull off.
Genetic scientists in Iceland want to warn 2,400 people who are more likely than others to develop breast cancer, but they can't. The individuals have the right not to know.
Indian health education practices get a face-lift from Gujarat-based non-governmental and activist organizations tapping into the power of personalized education efforts in slum communities.
In the chaos of crisis and human displacement, aid organizations struggle to track, analyze and respond to information fast enough to provide help. Tech and data science is providing a solution.
A plan to build sewage treatment plants all over Haiti after the 2010 earthquake has stalled, despite millions of dollars in international funding.
More than 30 years after the world's worst industrial accident, the people of Bhopal are still dealing with its long-term and health and environmental fallout. Whose responsibility is it to help them?
Many Philippine roads are death traps. Why are they so deadly? And what can be done to make them safer?
Terrorized by Boko Haram for years, millions of people in northeastern Nigeria have fled to crowded camps and cities and are suffering from a deadly combination of severe malnutrition and infection.
The closer the contact the greater the risk humans and animals will pass devastating diseases to each other.
An Andean village has battled severe lead toxicity from ceramics production, and now residents face the challenges of alternative glazing compounds or abandoning their cottage industry altogether.
Egypt’s infrastructure has real life costs for its citizens, and requires targeted and accountable investment. Can the government make the right ones?
The Philippines has always been able to avoid the HIV epidemic—until now.
Why don’t certain vaccines work as well in low-income countries as they do in the U.S. and other high-income countries? And how can we shrink the gap?
Ross Velton describes how Sri Lanka has become a world leader in the supply of corneas. But what's driving this surprising new export?
Pulitzer Center grantee Esha Chhabra explores India's healthcare problems, many of which stem from the country's overwhelming pollution.
A lesson plan to accompany reporting projects that cover child migration.
Aid agencies and NGOs are increasingly partnering with large corporations. Is this the answer to global development in the 21st century—or is it just corporate welfare for the One Percent?
Noah Friedman-Rudovsky and Sara Shahriari talk about their reporting project, "Critical State: Violence Against Women and Impunity in Bolivia."
Matt Hongoltz-Hetling and Mike Seamans traveled to Sierra Leone to document an ongoing crisis often overshadowed by Ebola: 39,000 infants and young children die every year of preventable causes.
Photojournalist Cheryl Hatch and writer Brian Castner discuss their project in Liberia, where the U.S. military helped confront the Ebola outbreak.
Michael Edison Hayden and Sami Siva report from West Bengal, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh on India’s health care crisis.
Writer Jeremy Relph and photographer Dominic Bracco II talk about their reporting project in Honduras, "Aqui Vivimos," which explores violence, impunity, ideology, and politics in the country.
Rieke Havertz, editor and writer for Taz, Die Tageszeitung, reports from Chicago on the sales of local gun shops, the strict gun laws and the neighborhoods that suffer most from violence.
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This week: Pulitzer Center's recent conference discusses why there's a need to reframe the way conflicts are covered, HIV infection rates remain high despite cures, and children continue to be used as human shields in the C.A.R. militias.
Panelists at the "Beyond War" conference share stories of local peacebuilding efforts.
Journalists and peacebuilders focus on role youth play in bringing peace to communities and the unique channels they create to address violence.
This week: Refugee Rohingya women are marrying to save themselves, Pulitzer Center executive director reflects on the recently opened memorial in Alabama, and nuclear power plants are defending themselves against cyber attacks.
Andrea Bruce, 2018 Pulitzer Center-CatchLight fellow, joins in one of three discussions. The segment she participates in is called "Fellowship for Change - Open Call: The power of photography for social change."
Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer reflects on Alabama's newly opened memorial to lynching victims.
This week: How global warming is thawing the arctic, children in a Peruvian mining town are suffering negative health effects, and in Kenya refugee children from 19 countries live together.
This week: Some in South Korea argue the country needs nuclear arms, the intersection of faith and healing in medicine, and how to communicate climate change in a way that makes people listen.
Pulitzer Center grantee Mark Johnson speaks on podcast at University of Iowa.
This Week: What happens when people with mental illness go to jail, the Pulitzer Center enters its second year as a media partner for the Catchlight Fellowship, and students are invited to submit poetry about peace and conflict.
This week: how Japanese elderly are finding communities in jail, who is benefiting from Myanmar's ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya, and how the Aral Sea is experiencing a revival.