The people of Grassy Narrows have dealt with the effects of industrial pollution for almost five decades. With government promises made and broken, they take to the streets to fight for justice.
In the Amazon rainforest, record-breaking forest fires and ongoing deforestation threaten the survival of thousands of plant and animal species that call the ecosystem home. Scientists seeking to save them are carefully evaluating which areas of the vibrant Amazon biome to preserve—knowing many are already lost.
An Australian man was prescribed opioids after a routine wisdom teeth surgery. Addiction soon followed, including countless overdoses. His mother, who raised him alone, has done everything she can to help him, but he keeps returning to prescription pills, which Australia's weak regulations make easy to get.
More than 3 million Australians—an eighth of the country’s population—are getting at least one opioid prescription a year.
The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest and a critical line of defense against climate change. But it’s been steadily deforested since the 1970s, with nearly 20 percent of its land area wiped out.
In this coffee shop, former militants learn how to make coffee instead of bombs. They also learn acceptance by serving and interacting with others from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds.
A Haitian teen, whose two-year battle with an advanced form of childhood cancer illustrated how the poor and powerless pay the price for the failure of Haiti’s leaders to invest in their medical system, has died. He was 19.
A third of the world's food goes to waste, but France is attempting to do something about it. Since 2016, large grocery stores in the country have been banned from throwing away unsold food that could be given away.
Women in Turkey interested in studying computer studies and related fields struggle with ways to overcome gender bias and discrimination in order to join the IT workforce.
In the Amazon rainforest, historic levels of deforestation and fire have prompted global outcry. But what’s driving the devastation?
The Mexican city of Matamoros has become a forced shelter for thousands of immigrants who wait more than a month for a meeting to ask for asylum in the United States.
Sarah Shourd’s play, based on her 3-year investigation into the horrors of solitary confinement, is a piece of transformational theater that asks us to re-examine long-held notions of punishment as it reveals the tragic—and sometimes painfully comic and absurd—realities that dictate life “inside the box.”
Yasmin Bendaas discusses reporting in Algeria—a 2012 project on the disappearing tradition of facial tattoos among the Chaouia and a current project on the effect of climate change on sheepherders.
Peter Andrey Smith reports on the growing opiate industry in Tasmania, off the coast of Australia. Its fields of opium poppies are custom tailored for pharmaceutical manufacturers in the U.S.
Every aging society faces distinct challenges. But Japan has been dealing with one it didn’t foresee: senior crime.
President Trump has said he will tear up the Iranian nuclear accord. What do ordinary Iranians think of this and other Trump policies? Journalist Reese Erlich produced this video in Tehran.
The arrival of a giant fish species has permanently transformed the communities and ecosystems of northern Bolivia's Amazon.
Grantee Malcolm Brabant reports on obstacles blocking the path to peace in Bosnia and Kosovo.
James Whitlow Delano returned to the slums of Manila to dig deeper into the lives of women left behind after men in their lives fell victim to extrajudicial killings in Duterte’s drug war.
Nigeria, Russia, and Florida have each had difficulty mounting a strong response to HIV/AIDS, at a time when neighboring countries or states have made progress in bringing their epidemics to an end.
Journalist Tom Gardner discusses a two-part series of articles exploring Ethiopia's so-called "development state" and the crisis of expectations driving mass protest and exodus.
Across Canada, indigenous back-to-the-land activists are challenging Big Oil—and winning. Journalist Saul Elbein reports on their legal struggle.
Marcia Biggs reports from Yemen on a war that rages on, creating a humanitarian crisis many are forgetting.
The placebo effect influences all types of healing, from acupuncture to laying of hands to the doctor's office. Science producer for PBS NewsHour Nsikan Akpan journeyed from Mexico to Maryland to learn how it works.
To mark our ten-year anniversary we decided to tell our story in a new way: an animated tour!
Grantee Sally Jacobs discusses Obama's trip to Cuba with reporters Christopher Muther and Doug Struck.
"Defending the Koshi" by Pulitzer Center's 2013 student fellows, Steve Matzker and Jennifer Gonzalez, will screen as an "Official Selection" at the 13th Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival.
Video highlights of the 2015 Pulitzer Center Student Fellows Washington Weekend.
Student fellows learn the trade of shaping and pitching from a panel of veteran journalists and editors at this year's Washington Weekend.
Journalists and public health experts join Liberian deputy minister of health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg to share stories of 'heroism and unimaginable loss' in West Africa.
Gaiutra Bahadur reflects on the making of "The Terror and the Time," a film that chronicles the events of 1953 in British Guiana with the election resulting in the suspension of the constitution.
Interested in the Pulitzer Center's education work? Check out this explainer video by Pulitzer Center staffers Steve Sapienza and Evey Wilson.
Journalist Joanne Silberner and Health Projects Coordinator Emily Baumgaertner appear on "This Week in Global Health."
View 2014 Campus Consortium symposium with journalists and professors focusing on human rights and the global fight against AIDS at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Circus performance is both entertainment and art. In some parts of the world, it’s also survival. Pulitzer Center grantee Linda Matchan talks about her new documentary "Circus Without Borders."
Jon Sawyer on the Pulitzer Center's model—how it works and why it matters.