To those who have suffered at the hands of Local Defense Units (LDUs) in Uganda, coronavirus has been a threefold pandemic: first, coronavirus itself, but also human rights abuses and lack of justice.
A UNESCO world heritage site, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest was gazetted as a game sanctuary in 1932 purposely to conserve the Mountain Gorillas.
Flooding of Lake Victoria a double tragedy during COVID-19
In Africa, researchers are trying to answer a crucial question that has gotten relatively little attention: Could cheap, widely available drugs prevent patients with mild illness from becoming severely sick?
Roger Thurow’s interactive piece “The First 1,000 Days and Beyond” follows the triumphs and tragedies of mothers and their children battling malnutrition from pregnancy to age 2.
Intensive and prolonged rainfall in Uganda has caused a rapid rise in Lake Victoria's water levels, posing a major threat to businesses and communities that line the shores of the lake.
Lack of safe access to water and sanitation has made Omoro, Uganda, particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, after the district failed to raise funds to repair over 200 boreholes.
Young girls are getting pregnant. Domestic violence is on the rise. These are just some of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions in an area where water is scarce.
Children champion tree planting as hundreds of people grapple with acute water scarcity in Bunambutye landslides resettlement villages amidst the fight against the novel coronavirus in Uganda.
A grassroots organization in Uganda has saved hundreds of women from unintended pregnancies during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The InfoNile team tells the story of their cross-border data journalism investigation covering large-scale foreign land deals in the Nile River basin of Africa.
Huge swaths of land acquired by foreign investors in Africa's Nile River Basin export profits and displace communities.
Presented as a panacea to insecurity in urban areas, Local Defense Unit (LDU) soldiers in Uganda were at the forefront of human rights abuses during the implementation of coronavirus curfews and restrictions.
This project involves cross-border reporting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda.
As the world tries to contain COVID-19 pandemic, how are already-vulnerable and water-scarce communities in Nile River basin containing the disease while ensuring local economies do not collapse?
The #MeToo movement is making its way across the world. In Uganda, it means speaking out against a culturally deep-seated "open secret"—and finding the courage to speak out against sexual violence.
As world water shortages worsen, foreign companies are scooping up fertile land in the Nile River basin. But how are some of the world’s poorest countries affected? Water Journalists Africa reports.
A project documenting nodding syndrome in Northern Uganda, a disease with an unknown cause and no treatment. It affects children aged 5-15, their brains stop developing, and bodies deform.
For LGBTQ Ugandans, the infamous 'Kill The Gays' bill brought not only unexpected benefits in the form of foreign funding and support, but also a violent backlash among the general public.
A new game based on the Panama Papers that lets you discover the widespread, corrupt and often harmful offshore networks that deprive African countries of billions of dollars.
Crashes by heavy commercial vehicles not only lead to loss of lives but also have a negative impact to the economy in East Africa.
In February 2016, Uganda strongman Yoweri Museveni won another election which opposition groups and international observers say was not free and fair.
The Lord's Resistance Army is in remission. Ugandan forces will soon be heading home. But a radio network tracking the rebel group's movements indicates Joseph Kony is mounting a comeback.
In rural Uganda, lack of access to healthcare results in disability and death. What can be done?
Esther Ruth Mbabazi discusses her reporting project on "Nodding Syndrome," a neurological condition affecting over 2100 children in Northern Uganda.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson and photojournalist Mark Hoffman traveled to Brazil, Kenya, and Uganda to report on the threat of zoonotic diseases long associated with poverty.
Invisible Children is now on the frontline of a covert war against the Lord’s Resistance Army in eastern and central Africa. New York-based writer David Gauvey Herbert investigates.
Photographer Jake Naughton discusses his reporting on Uganda’s LGBT community following the notorious "Kill the Gays" bill. Though the bill was struck down, it created a cascade of effects.
Meet Beatrice Obwocha, a Kenyan journalist reporting on road safety.
Grantee Roger Thurow discusses his new book, "The First 1,000 Days."
Author Roger Thurow discusses the role of nutrition during the most important time in human development—from pregnancy through a child's second birthday.
Bridget Huber visited operating rooms in Uganda and Mozambique while reporting on surgery's place on the global health agenda.
Uganda has a sanitation crisis, and it will take innovative solutions to help this country suffering from its own waste, where only 30 percent of the population has access to improved sanitation.
Roger Thurow talks about his reporting on the 1,000 Days Project from the fields of northern Uganda.
Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman talks about her work documenting Uganda's LGBT community in the wake of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
"Some people talk about feeding the planet. I talk about nourishing it," Pulitzer Center grantee told Springside Chestnut Hill students in a talk at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center.
Grantees Fredrick Mugira and Ejiro Umukoro share their experiences covering pervasive environmental and social issues in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Sucked Dry" investigates the effects of foreign land grabs in the Nile River Basin on 11 African countries.
Grantee Amanda Sperber's story on rape survivors in Uganda won the OWM award in the Popular Features category.
Pulitzer Center-grantee Amanda Sperber was shortlisted in the 2020 One World Media Awards for her work in Uganda.
Meet the next generation of global changemakers: our contest winners are profiled here, and receive congratulatory videos from journalists reporting on their letters' focal areas.
Epstein's new book exposes how the West—and especially the United States—has contributed to the creation of repressive dictatorships and notorious terrorist groups in Africa.
This week: The U.S.'s troublesome alliances with African dictators, Pulitzer tackles homophobia through NewsArts, and the true meaning of the Iraqi Kurdish referendum.
Property grabs threaten life and livelihood for women around the world.
Amy Toensing visited Guilford College to present her Pulitzer Center-supported project, "A World of Widows."
National Geographic photographer, Amy Toensing and Deputy Director of Photography, Whitney Johnson, select the final photographs for Your Shot assignment.
Cynthia Gorney discussed her Pulitzer Center-supported National Geographic project, "For Widows, Life After Loss" at the University of Texas at Austin.
Pulitzer Center grantees Daniella Zalcman, Jake Naughton, Xyza Bacani, and Souvid Datta have been featured in Photo District News' 30 List.
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?
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 shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
Students learn about the legal, political, cultural, and religious factors that impact the treatment of widows in India, Uganda, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Students analyze how an author structures articles in different ways to report on malnutrition. The articles come from the project “1,000 Days: To save women, children and the world” by Roger Thurow.
The following lesson plan for teachers explores how an author balances narrative storytelling and facts while exploring Uganda's connections to Israel over several decades.
Our group chose to work on stunting because it is one of the major consequences linked to food insecurity.
The hungriest people in Africa are its farmers. Africa is one of the largest continents in the world and farming is the biggest way to obtain financial means and food.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.