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Labor

A person’s labor is deeply intertwined with their economic status, quality of life and access to basic resources like food and clothing. Pulitzer Center stories tagged with “Labor” feature reporting that covers the rights of workers, efforts to organize labor unions and worker advocacy groups, modern slavery, and other forms of worker exploitation. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on labor.

 

Suriname: When the Water Came

Frans Weewee and his family attempt to rebuild Brownsweg, Suriname, after the devastating effects of the Afobaka Dam.

Civil War in Kachin State

Many different factors lead to civil war in Kachin State, Myanmar, but Doug Bock Clark finds popular opinion blames the Myitsone dam.

South Africa: A Minefield of Hope....and Violence

The abandonment of South African gold mines—coupled with a high commodity price—has created a network of criminal syndicates operating in abandoned mines around Johannesburg.

This Week in Review: Grabbing Gold

This Week
Grabbing Gold

From Eastern Europe to South America, soaring gold prices have triggered a global gold rush. Industrial mining companies—quite a few of them based in Canada—are muscling aside small local operations and laying waste to large swaths of previously pristine countryside. It is an under-reported crisis that has been on the Pulitzer Center’s radar for more than a year, and it now seems to be gaining some media traction.

Ending Modern Day Slavery

On June 23rd, CNN and the Alliance to End Slavery & Trafficking hosted a panel on modern day slavery. Participants included Mira Sorvino, Luis CdeBaca, and trafficking survivor, Rani Hong.  

Meredith May Receives Excellence in Journalism Award

Pulitzer Center grantee Meredith May receives an award from the Society of Professional Journalists for her work on the project "Olga's Girls," which tells the story of indentured servants in Nepal.

Loretta Tofani Awarded "Special Citation" as Daniel Pearl Award Finalist

Loretta Tofani was awarded $2,000 by a five judge panel at the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting for her "American Imports, Chinese Deaths" reporting project. Formerly called the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) Award, the honor was renamed this year after Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter murdered in 2002 by Pakistani militants. Two teams of journalists were awarded $10,000 each and the title of the 2008 Daniel Pearl Award.