The COVID-19 pandemic further complicates a global fight to end female genital cutting.
Test-tube studies suggest the South African coronavirus variant might be able to escape antibodies roused by vaccines.
In northern Kenya, researchers are working to prevent a dangerous coronavirus – Mers – from jumping from camels to humans again. But climate change is making their job more difficult.
The Guinea-Bissau government is poised to lift a moratorium on logging. Forestry officials and conservationists say they fear a return to rampant overharvesting of rosewood and other valuable species.
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.
We learn about the global collaborations taking place and hear from the individuals working to avoid the next pandemic.
Scientists and experts talk about how human activity has caused disease in the past, and how we’re creating more opportunities every day for a spillover.
Leading scientists discuss the diseases they focus their time and effort on, and why they might cause the next pandemic.
These exotic species have been favored to the detriment of native species.
The Congo Basin contains the world's second-largest rainforest, crucial for regulating the world's climate. Inside it, a plan to halt the forest's decline is bearing fruit.
Village water purification stations built to reduce waterborne diseases provide an existing solution for communities in Menoufia governorate in the fight against COVID-19.
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.
Out of fear, hope, or desperation, millions of women around the world migrate each year in search of new lives.
Why do tens of thousands of women leave Ethiopia to work in the Middle East as domestic help? What happens when they return home traumatized and in need of mental health care?
The people of Deng Deng used to survive by gathering, hunting and fishing. But with a new dam and the government forbidding them to enter the National Park, they have been forced into brutal lifestyle changes.
This project involves cross-border reporting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda.
COVID-19 is leading to a rise in child marriages by families desperate for economic help in developing countries.
Drivers using the Uber app are drowning in the debt that they took on to work with the company—to the point that their work is essentially indentured servitude.
The province of North Kivu has always been praised for its reforestation policy and could be the first Congolese region to benefit from a carbon credit. This reforestation effort is primarily made up of eucalyptus trees.
Since 2017, more than 600,000 trees have already been planted in Yangambi. But how can these forests be protected in the face of a population that uses them to meet its needs?
Likouala is known for its wealth of honey. But the honey harvesters, mostly the indigenous Baka people, still resort to fire or tree cutting. These ancestral techniques cause enormous damage to bees and their habitat.
A Nobel Peace Prize winner, a refugee crisis, and the future of the Horn of Africa.
Woodlands comprise almost 90% of Tanzania's forests. In Miombo, tobacco farming impacts these landscapes and nearby communities.
Eliza Barclay explains how the Vox reporting team focuses on key superpowers of three tree species in three rainforests to convey their unique ecological roles and the urgency of protecting the them.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo experienced the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. Journalist Amy Maxmen and photographer John Wessels report on challenges in the response.
Stroke is the world's second-leading killer. An innovative program to train neurologists in Zambia hopes to turn the tide of the disease.
Esther Ruth Mbabazi discusses her reporting project on "Nodding Syndrome," a neurological condition affecting over 2100 children in Northern Uganda.
Hugh Kinsella Cunningham reports on a hidden health crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo: snakebites.
“What Went Wrong?” is a citizen journalism project that focuses a critical lens on failed foreign aid interventions.
Journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, inspired by her own family history, examines the modern discrimination of descendants of slaves in Nigeria.
Multimedia journalist Melissa Bunni Elian talks about her experience reporting on AFROPUNK as a cultural touchpoint for black identity and the African diaspora.
Patricia Huon and Andreea Câmpeanu traveled to South Sudan and Uganda to report on children and youth who were associated with armed groups—looking at how these children were dealing with trauma while reintegrating back home.
Meet Matt Kennard and Ismail Einashe, who explored foreign military and economic power conflicts in the Horn of Africa.
Multimedia journalist Larry C. Price traveled around the world to report on air pollution: specifically, PM2.5. What is it, and how does it manifest across the globe?
Meet journalists Jane Hahn and Max Bearak, who report on group of multiethnic vigilantes keeping the peace in Nigeria.
In this webinar a journalist and global public health and nutrition experts discuss challenges and solutions to nutrition during the pandemic
This fall, in the midst of an unusual academic year, over two hundred students in Washington, D.C. were still able to explore filmmaking and circus arts through virtual field trips with “Circus Without Borders,” a Pulitzer Center-supported documentary directed by Susan Gray, and produced by Linda Matchan.
Grantees Fredrick Mugira and Ejiro Umukoro share their experiences covering pervasive environmental and social issues in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The initiative will tackle stories at the intersection of climate change, corruption, and governance in the world’s three main tropical rainforest regions.
The multimedia projects profiled three species of trees from the world’s largest rainforests that help stave off global environmental disaster.
The Rainforest Journalism Fund, in collaboration with the World Resources Institute, organized a webinar for journalists reporting from the greater Congo Basin.
Former Pulitzer Center staffer and grantee Emily Baumgaertner discusses how the United States can learn from Sierra Leone’s example fighting an infectious disease.
The 10 journalists will harness data, collaboration, and investigative reporting to tackle stories at the intersection of deforestation, corruption, and governance. The Rainforest Investigations Network will be coordinated by award-winning Brazilian journalist Gustavo Faleiros.
The award-winning article documented the World Health Organization’s response to the Ebola outbreak in a volatile region of the Congo.
Multilingual site supports all five languages spoken in rainforest regions.
The Pulitzer Center-supported Vox project profiles three tree species vital to the global ecosystem
"Sucked Dry" investigates the effects of foreign land grabs in the Nile River Basin on 11 African countries.
This conversation-based unit guides students in telling fuller truths about marginalized people's experiences and struggles for justice by centering stories of joy.
Students use varied art and media forms to learn about and raise awareness of food (in)security issues around the world and in their own communities.
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.
Students will engage with infographics to analyze and communicate global migration trends, and specifically visualize the experience of women who are migrating.
In this lesson, students will analyze the challenges facing communities in Kenya and Hong Kong in stopping COVID-19 and compare their responses to other places' around the world.
In this lesson, students will hear from a journalist who uses writing skills to describe under-reported place, and practice the same skills in original writing.
In this lesson, students will analyze how photojournalists tell under-reported stories using photography and apply tips for doing so themselves from Pulitzer Center-supported journalists.
In this lesson, students consider questions of identity and visibility by analyzing a documentary about an intersex woman from Zimbabwe seeking asylum in the U.S.
In this workshop, elementary students will learn what it means to be a refugee, explore how four child migrants around the world go to school, and reflect on common threads between their lives.
As students across the world learn remotely, Pulitzer Center is committed to supporting educators with engaging resources that are online and easily printable.
Students explore images from the Everyday Africa, evaluate how images can inform a person's understanding of what a place looks like, and brainstorm images that they can compose to more accurately...