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Culture rests at the core of how people live their lives and experience the world. Pulitzer Center grantee stories tagged with “Culture” feature reporting that covers knowledge, belief, art, morals, law and customs. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on culture.

 

Warlords and Horsemen

In buzkashi, Afghanistan’s violent and ancient national pastime, riders battle for control of an animal corpse. It's still the best metaphor for the restive country's politics.

Health, Wealth, and Wine

Field reporting can lead to surprising discoveries. But Scales wasn't expecting to find a possible link between Lyme, mushroom foraging, and a medieval wine cellar below a French hospital.

The Untold Quiet of Kurdistan

What the Vietnamese photographer Lam Duc-Hein first imagined of Iraq were tanks and violence, surges and refugees. But in Iraqi Kurdistan he found something different and beautiful.

Migrant Life in Qatar

In Qatar and other Gulf countries, mostly low skilled migrant women pay the price for the crime of zina, which criminalizes unmarried sex and pregnancy out of wedlock.

The Invisible face of AIDS, American University, 10/2/08

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.

Pulitzer Center seeks University partnerships for HOPE!

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.

FEATURED DIALOGUE: HIV/AIDS Prevention - August 20 - 26

Nathalie Applewhite, the Pulitzer Center's Associate Director, will lead online discussions from August 20 - 26 on HIV prevention as part of a New Tactics in Human Rights internet dialogue. New Tactics is an organization dedicated to innovative approaches to human rights issues. Applewhite is one of seven Featured Resource Practicioners who will lead discussions on innovative ways to engage the topic of HIV/AIDS prevention. The other practicioners include:

Pulitzer Center Projects Receive Knight-Batten Honors

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.

Round three: Winning essays

In June 2008, The Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to continue its third round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing Contest. Contestants chose topics for their essays from prompts related to different Pulitzer Center reporting projects. Find their winning essays below.

How does stigma and discrimination, as witnessed in Jamaica, perpetuate the global HIV/AIDS epidemic?
Read winning essay by Glynnis Hayward

Hope: The Performance

In 2007 Ghanaian-Jamaican writer Kwame Dawes embarked on a research trip to Jamaica to explore the experience of people living with HIV/AIDS and to examine the ways in which the disease was shaping their lives.

Dawes responded to this experience through poems that capture the rich humanity of those he met and the complex emotions that come from contending so intimately with issues of mortality, stigma and grace. Dawes and his long-time collaborator, composer Kevin Simmonds, set the poems to music that showcases the spirit of Dawes's work.

"Positive Outlook" airs on DePauw University's The World is Talking, 4/14/08

"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.

View the video and the rest of the program on The World is Talking blog.

Another Pulitzer Center-commissioned video, "Talking HIV in Jamaica," will air on the next The World is Talking program.