Tensions between police and protesters in Hong Kong escalated overnight, as officers opened fire. A young activist was shot, but survived. The unrest came just as mainland China marked the 70th anniversary of the Communist state.
Technology is transforming China, helping improve life in some ways, but also collecting big data. The government is beginning to convert that data and surveillance footage into social credit scores, which critics say can be used to penalize those who criticize the Communist Party. Nick Schifrin reports as part of "China: Power and Prosperity," with support from the Pulitzer Center.
Venezuelan caminantes leave their country with everything they own on their backs in the hopes of a finding better future. What conditions do they face once they arrive on the roads of Colombia?
Students at an American charity school in Liberia almost lost their institution to a notorious sex abuse scandal, forcing the academy to close. Then a new, Liberian-run organization formed to re-open the school. In Monrovia, Monique John follows one student on her first day back in class.
Communist China's planned economy once prevented its citizens from becoming wealthy. But China now produces billionaires faster than any country in the world, even as President Xi Jinping has cracked down on ostentatious displays of wealth.
For decades, the world's two largest economies — the U.S. and China — have been integrated. But the Trump administration is now trying to undo that, as an escalating trade war impacts consumers and businesses in both countries.
Sexual violence is ingrained into Ugandan culture, largely due to its normalization in society. Finally, a powerful movement is underway to start the conversation about the issue in Uganda.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is the most expensive infrastructure project in history. Chinese companies are constructing roads, pipelines and railroads across the globe. But they are also building China’s influence, and critics in the U.S. and Asia worry Belt and Road projects can reduce countries’ sovereignty and grow Chinese power. With the help of the Pulitzer Center, Nick Schifrin reports.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s philosophy has been written into the country’s constitution. He has sought to raise the standard of living at home, while boosting China’s power and influence across the globe. But critics accuse him of consolidating power and creating a campaign of oppression against the Chinese people—especially those who disagree with him. Nick Schifrin reports from Beijing.
Since 1988, the rights of Indigenous people in Brazil have been entitled to protection under the constitution. Yet, their reality tells a different story.
When it comes to military strength, the global economy, and global influence, the two most important countries in the world are China and the U.S. And in recent years, both sides of that rivalry have become more combative.
Marcos A. Rivera Ortiz and his daughter Mariluz Rivera Gutiérrez, are two Puerto Rican attorneys on a mission to end racism and discrimination against Afro-Latinx people.
Sarah Bellingham and Max Toomey are the co-directors, shooters, and editors of the documentary People 4 Trump.
As they immigrate for a chance to provide for their famlies, parents are leaving their children behind in Jamaica—possibly creating a mental health problem among Jamaican youth.
Pulitzer grantee Bram Elbus investigates the connection between political unrest in Venezuela and the government's focus on mining and extracting natural resources.
Panama is facing a serious environmental threat. Investigations have revealed a serious threat to Panama's natural resources that impacts the country's environment and people.
Tracey Eaton reports from Bolivia, finding a number of problems to report on while looking into child labor laws.
Alex Cocotas, a freelance journalist based in Berlin, reports on women's rights in Poland.
Seaweed farming has radically changed the socioeconomic position of rural women in Zanzibar, but climate change is causing massive die-offs and threatening women's new-found status.
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.
As Venezuela’s social and economic crisis deepens, thousands of citizens are taking to the streets. Meanwhile, a quieter humanitarian one is unfolding as hunger and malnutrition spread.
Texas Tribune reporters Kiah Collier and Julián Aguilar discuss how they reported "The Taking," an investigation into how the federal government seized private land on the Texas-Mexico border to build a fence.
Marc Herman discusses his reporting on the straits of Gibraltar: borderland between two continents seemingly separated by sea: Europe and Africa.
Jackie Spinner spent three months in Morocco exploring the ways in which the country has become a moderate Islamic hub in the North Africa and to examine the contrast between image and reality.
Seven photojournalists discuss the unparalleled ways they approach documenting stories of crisis during a FotoWeek DC panel at George Washington University.
Photographer Stephanie Sinclair and writer Cynthia Gorney shared their investigative report on child marriage Oct. 3 at the National Geographic Society.
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.
Students from St. Louis met with Pulitzer Center Grantees Anna Badkhen and Andre Lambertson as part of the Global Gateway program.
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.
Pulitzer Center journalist Paul Franz talks about post--disaster education in Haiti as part of the Clinton Global Initiative's 'Building Resilient Societies' panel.
To mark World Water Day (March 22), the Pulitzer Center presented films on water and population at the 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital on Monday, March 21.
A discussion with Katherine Bliss, Director of the Global Water Policy Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and filmmakers Stephen Sapienza, Rhett Turner, Jonathan Wickham and Fred de Sam Lazaro followed the screening. The panel was moderated by Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer.
Of the 600,000-plus hand pumps installed in sub-Saharan Africa over the past 20 years some 30 percent are known to have failed prematurely.
On mothers Day in Norway the NGO Congo Women projected a video including images by Marcus Bleasdale onto the facade of the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway.
Pulitzer Center/ Human Rights Watch presentation at George Washington University on Lord's Resistance Army. Video highlights.
When Melinda Gates addressed the Women Deliver Conference in Washington earlier this month, she said in her speech that preventing women from using "safe and effective tools" for family planning was "reckless."
Two months ago, Sudan conducted its first multiparty elections in almost twenty-five years. The National Congress Party (the ruling party of northern Sudan) portrayed the elections as a milestone in Sudanese history, an opportunity for a peaceful transfer of power and a bloodless process that truly spoke to Sudan’s political evolution.