Community-driven initiatives to provide water, sanitation, and awareness in Kibera, the largest informal settlement in Africa, are also helping protect vulnerable residents against COVID-19
As the coronavirus spreads, soaring demand for oxygen is bringing out a stark global truth: Even the right to breathe depends on money. In much of the world, oxygen is expensive and hard to get.
Organizations across Nigeria are reporting a rise in cases of child abuse as Nigeria's 94 million children are confined to their homes and other spaces during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The patriarchal policies across MENA came into full play during COVID-19 as women’s vulnerability and burden increased exponentially against a system that was, even before the pandemic, broken and unable to protect women.
A group of Egyptian doctors stopped working in response to the COVID-19 deaths of already 22 of their colleagues. The Medical Union of Egypt said the government neglects to equip doctors with the tools they need.
Extended lockdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic have seen a rise in abuse and gender-based violence. This story is the second part of Ejiro Umokoro's ongoing reporting on abuse in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s economy is facing collapse as it largely depends on oil exports. The oil markets have been on a downward trend as COVID-19 has crippled demand.
Healthcare workers in Africa are grappling with shortages in PPE, and, as the number of cases rises, both local and global pressures on supply and demand leave many frontline workers vulnerable.
In Nigeria, the turn to online learning highlights disparaties in internet and electricity access throughout the country—especially for persons with disabilities.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in December 2019, there has been a spike of domestic and gender-based violence worldwide. In Nigeria, non-governmental organizations are working to combat this social pandemic.
A grassroots organization in Uganda has saved hundreds of women from unintended pregnancies during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Recent lockdowns imposed by federal and state governments to curtail the spread of coronavirus across Nigeria have caused a spike in incidents that target women and children.
A new railway embodies the high modernist aspirations of the Ethiopian government. But a journey from Addis Ababa to the coast reveals the often painful consequences of a grand infrastructure drive.
A two-part segment for PBS NewsHour from Libya, on a controversial program that flies migrants back to their home countries and on the future of ISIS in Libya.
Despite death threats, environmentalist Phyllis Omido is fighting the Kenyan government, demanding compensation for residents of a slum outside Mombasa plagued by lead poisoning for over a decade.
What does it mean to be a refugee? What is it like to live in and go to school at a refugee camp? "A Special Kind of School" takes young readers to Kenya to visit the classrooms of refugee students.
Has a laudable transnational anti-poaching initiative been hijacked by organized crime? This project investigates claims the Kruger National Park poaching wars are used to create eco-cocoons for the mega-rich.
In Gambia, authorities believe Chinese fishmeal factories will bring much needed investment to Africa’s smallest nation. Its residents disagree.
Can former fighters with a terrorist group be deradicalized and rehabilitated? An NGO in Somalia is trying to do just that with former Al-Shabab recruits who have defected from the group.
Robert Mugabe's downfall after 37 years in power left beleaguered Zimbabweans euphoric, but the rise of Emmanuel Mnangagwa, aka The Crocodile, suggests that the rejoicing might be premature.
The effectiveness of foreign aid is hotly debated, but the voices of aid recipients are often missing from the conversation. This project gathered reports from citizens using mobile phone surveys and then investigated their claims.
While churches in the economic north are emptying out, those in the global south—especially in Africa—are growing. In Ghana, Evangelicalism and Pentecostalism are booming, but at what price?
This innovative project utilizes illustration, photography, and video to investigate what role the Nigerian movie industry has played in the increase of witchcraft accusations against children.
How Western and Brazilian agribusiness are planning to take over an entire region of Mozambique to produce commodity crops for export.
The Financial Times' Michael Peel talks about his reporting in Myanmar as part of a special FT series, 'The Great Land Rush.'
Nairobi-based freelance journalist Ariel Zirulnick discusses her project, "Kenya Abandons the North East to Al Shabab."
Foreign Affairs editor Stuart Reid discusses his reporting in Gambia—a profile of its dictator Yahya Jammeha and an investigation into a December 2014 coup attempt.
Laura Bassett and Jake Naughton traveled to Kenya to take a close look at the devastating impact of a United States policy on the abortion rights of rape victims around the world.
Ian James and Steve Elfers discuss their global investigation into groundwater depletion.
Biologist and filmmaker Carl Gierstorfer shows how Ebola has affected people and communities in Liberia—and changed history.
Amy Maxmen traveled to Sierra Leone during the peak of the Ebola outbreak. While reporting on health care workers she found an unexpected story.
Journalists Eleanor Bell and Will Fitzgibbon discuss the process behind "Fatal Extraction," the ICIJ investigation about Australian mining companies in Africa.
This flexible curriculum allows any educator to use the rich concepts and resources in the "Everyday Africa" project both in and out of the classroom.
Tik Root, Wyatt Orme, and Juan Herrero discuss their recent reporting trip to Rwanda, where they have been exploring the new generation and its place in a rapidly changing country.
Bridget Huber visited operating rooms in Uganda and Mozambique while reporting on surgery's place on the global health agenda.
Matt Hongoltz-Hetling and Mike Seamans traveled to Sierra Leone to document an ongoing crisis often overshadowed by Ebola: 39,000 infants and young children die every year of preventable causes.
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: A deep dive into the complexities of European migration, our grantees win an Emmy, and how the Internet hurt Myanmar overnight.
Another big win PBS NewsHour, Science, and the Pulitzer Center, for "The End of AIDS?" Finding new ways to tell stories that matter on issues that affect us all.
Pulitzer Center grantees Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill celebrate the many projects that stemmed off their Everyday Africa initiative including the local iteration, Everyday DC.
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.
The team that made "To End AIDS?" received a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
This week: Keeping nuclear material out of the hands of terrorists, a disappearing collaboration between fishermen and dolphins, and trauma specialists heal after ISIS.
The documentary will be airing on August 16th and August 30 on 5 stations in Native American Communities and 15 PBS stations across the country.
This week: The overlap of Beijing's economic and geopolitical goals, the rise of chronic diseases in violent regions, and grantee Dan Grossman discusses the art of covering climate change.
This week, Nathalie Bertrams' work from her project on cookstoves in Malawi will be featured on the Pulitzer Center Instagram account.
Pulitzer Center-supported PBS NewsHour series wins a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
The six-part PBS NewsHour series evaluates the state of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, asking whether we can soon end the disease.
This lesson guides students through the game "Continent of Secrets," which reveals what investigative journalists uncovered about the use of offshore companies by African businesses.
Students analyze how journalists William Brangam, Jon Cohen, and Jason Kane unfold an analysis of HIV prevention measures in several locations around the world.
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.
Students analyze how journalist Jon Cohen unfolds an analysis of HIV prevention measures in South Africa in order to create their own promotional tools.
This plan includes lesson plans connected to the work of journalists that presented at the UChicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2016.
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.
Links to curricular resources for the Out of Eden Walk project.
It has been said that journalism is the literature of democracy. What is journalism? Why is it important? You will soon have a chance to find out!
The following serves as a resource for DC public school teachers working with the District's tenth grade history standards, providing teachers with a list of Pulitzer Center projects in line with...