By the early 1990s, details of what the survivors of the "comfort women" system experienced began to emerge. They want Japan to offer a public apology and financial compensation for their suffering.
A survivor recounts her experience in the Imperial Japanese Army's institutionalized system of sexual enslavement during World War II and her struggle to win recognition and reparations.
Indonesia and the Philippines account for most of the world’s coconut production. But as the palm oil industry expands, helped by generous government subsidies, coconut farmers struggle to adapt.
Part 1: Long-haul fishing is notorious for its exploitative working and deplorable living conditions. Solitary months in the high seas place crew at the mercy of extreme weather disturbances and at risk of physical abuse by malevolent captains.
Filipino seafarers, due to the country’s status as being the largest supplier of seafarers in the world, are most at risk. At the height of the piracy, the Philippine government said a Filipino seafarer was kidnapped every six hours.
Working on a deep sea fishing vessel was already one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. Then the pandemic happened.
An estimated 300,000 migrant seafarers are languishing mostly forgotten on stranded vessels scattered across seas or in ports because of the pandemic, according to a London-based trade union.
At a time when the demand for coconut products is exploding in the developed world, the 8 million farmers growing the fruit are far from benefiting — they face a widening gap between the value of their products in the West and what they earn.
While coconut farming presents several environmental advantages in comparison to palm farming, coconut farmers in the Philippines and Indonesia face production and financial barriers to producing the crop.
As coconut-based products grow in popularity, questions linger over sustainability concerns
Volunteer healthcare workers and underpaid nurses are keeping the virus at bay, for now.
Rural health care workers in the Philippines face great danger amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Out of fear, hope, or desperation, millions of women around the world migrate each year in search of new lives.
Filipino sailors understand the mystic lure of the ocean. They also know its dangers firsthand. These are their stories of survival.
In the Philippines, frontline health workers are fighting against COVID-19 without protective gear, or health benefits.
The "new authoritarianism" is on the rise in Southeast Asia, personified by Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines and Thailand's Prayuth Chan Ocha. Are they not just the present, but the future as well?
Investigating the impacts of the global coconut boom on Southeast Asian rainforests and livelihoods.
The Philippine government will relocate over 200,000 families living in informal settlements in an effort to clean up Manila Bay. How will displacement affect their lives?
200,000 girls and women were sexually enslaved during World War II by the Japanese Imperial Army. Today, about 10 comfort women survive out of the estimated 1,000 Filipinas forced into servitude.
The Catholic Church is an outspoken opponent of a deadly war on drugs in the Philippines. But in a face-off with President Duterte, the Church is losing ground, forcing its clergy to a crossroads.
The Lumad people are suffering, and the world has largely turned a deaf ear.
The drug war in the Philippines has killed thousands of drug suspects from low-income communities. Despite the severe psychological toll of the drug war on families of slain drug suspects, mental health resources are sparse and often inaccessible.
Caught between a rising China and a retreating United States, the Philippine government launches twin wars against the forces it says threaten to tear it apart: Chinese drug cartels and ISIS.
What happens to civil society in a country that democratically elects a leader who encourages the summary executions of citizens for drug addiction and the wholesale violation of human rights?
Meet Adam Willis and Eloisa Lopez, reporting on the Catholic church in the Philippines and Duterte's war on drugs.
What happens when ISIS captures your city.
Grantee Chien-Chi Chang investigates the "quiet genocide" against the Lumad people in the Philippines.
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.
Journalist Ana Santos and photographer James Whitlow Delano report from a divided Philippines, where the country itself may be the biggest casualty of Duterte’s war on drugs.
James Fenton discusses reporting on President Duterte's violent war on drugs in the Philippines. The number of casualties in a 7-month period reached 7,000 following the president's election.
The Philippines has always been able to avoid the HIV epidemic—until now.
Journalist Larry Price talks about how child labor is exploited in the gold mines of the Philippines.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Boyoung Lim spoke to journalist Maria Ressa about keeping her “eyes wide open” while facing government intimidation and online harassment
The Pulitzer Center joins 60 organizations in forming a coalition in support of Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines united around the call to #HoldTheLine.
Pulitzer Center grantee Ana P. Santos received two awards for her Pulitzer Center-supported reporting.
Pulitzer Center grantee Stern was nominated in the International category, and student fellows Nabong and Yates were nominated in the Student Journalism category.
Photographer James Whitlow Delano was cited for his work documenting the victims of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's extrajudicial drug war.
Medill's Washington Newsroom screens student fellow Pat Nabong's film on the psychological toll of Duterte's drug wars in the Philippines.
This week: Protest violence in Duterte's Philippines, refugees prioritize integration and survival over religion, and how Haiti's capital manages waste without a sewer system.
Jason Motlagh's short documentary for AJ+ won the a Regional Emmy for Documentary Topical News and Program Speciality in the 46th Annual Northern California Area EMMY Awards.
Pulitzer Center grantee Larry C. Price talks with his hometown radio station in Dayton, Ohio, about his work.
Documentaries screened focus on critical water, health and environmental issues around the globe. Future of environmental journalism also among topics raised during panel discussion.
Reporting on the environment can put you in harm's way.
Reporting on the hazardous conditions of underwater mines in the Philippines wins in Outstanding Investigative Journalism - Newscast category.
Students reflect on stories they have seen about migration, and then analyze text and photography from eight short articles about women from different parts of the world who were forced to migrate.
Conflict—difficult to define, but keenly felt. Explore these stories about under-reported aspects of conflict and peacebuilding.
Independently and collaboratively, students piece together photo puzzles and investigate the stories behind them, all the while considering: Why is it important to seek out the full story?
Indigenous rights and visual literacy take center stage in these activity ideas and classroom resources, using reporting from six countries by Magnum photographers.
This lesson pools resources on youth movements in 4 countries and asks students to examine: what matters to young people the world over, what matters to you, and how do you fit into a global picture?
In celebration of Women's History Month, we've compiled our top five lesson plans that feature reporting on women's rights and the ways women are fighting for them.
This lesson covers some of the psychological impacts that affect migrant workers and their families using reporting on Filipino migrant workers and their families by Ana P. Santos.
In this lesson, students evaluate the impact of how an author orders information by analyzing two articles about Filipino women leaving their countries to work as domestic workers in the Middle East.
Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Explore reporting projects related to child labor.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.