From afar Turkey is a model for others. But within the country, Turks wrangle over their legacy and future, over freedom of the press and a worsening border crisis testing their resolve and humanity.
A full-throttle nuclear arms race is underway in a region where terrorism, ethnic violence, and border disputes are endemic. But the flashpoint isn't Iran. It's Pakistan and India.
In a changing political and social environment Greek youth face the consequences of the debt crisis and at the same time re-examine their identity and values.
After decades of isolation, Burma is taking fresh steps toward democracy. The West has strengthened diplomatic ties and trade, but familiar fault lines still threaten prospects for lasting stability.
Facial tattoos, once popular among Chaouia women in Algeria, are now less prevalent. This project examines their contribution to identity, their symbolic meaning, and reasons for their disappearance.
Iraq's Kurds are in business while Turkey and its own Kurdish population are at war. Will success in Iraqi Kurdistan ease tension in Turkey, or will it break an ethnic bond?
After 20 years of fading industry, rampant corruption, and no clear ideology, Russia is now on the move. Its young people are finding new homes in—and out—of the country.
Haiti’s north is rich with mineral deposits that could infuse millions into the nation’s ailing economy—but only if the government can regulate foreign mining giants and share the wealth.
Shiho Fukada documents the lives of disposable workers in Japan in stories that illustrate the global unemployment crisis and the growing gap between rich and poor that has provoked much turmoil.
Oil in the Caspian Sea is making Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan rich. But with Iran and Russia on the sea, too, is it fueling a naval arms race as well?
In Ivory Coast—the world’s top cocoa producer—cocoa farmers bore the brunt of a civil war that killed thousands and displaced more than a million. A year after a power transfer, has anything changed?
Back in power since 2007, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is leading what he claims is a “second phase of the Sandinista revolution.” Some fear Nicaragua is repeating a cycle of social unrest.
After years of isolation, Burma is experiencing a political thaw that has taken even jaded observers by surprise. But the "New Burma" is not for everyone. Jason Motlagh shares more.
Pulitzer Center grantee Larry C. Price talks about the use of mercury in small-scale gold mining.
Allison Shelley and Allyn Gaestel report on the silent crisis of abortion in Nigeria.
Journalist Beenish Ahmed discusses what drove her to report on education in Pakistan and why it's such a vexed and critical question for the future of the country.
In Mali children are given anti-malarials to prevent the disease. Use on a large scale is leading to drug-resistant strains of malaria, yet health workers say the benefits outweigh the risks.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jeffrey Stern talks about his project reporting on the lives of ordinary Afghans.
The FT's Robin Wigglesworth reported on the impact of economic crisis on the Caribbean with videographers Veronica Kan-Dapaah and Steve Ager and freelance photographer Andrea de Silva.
The journalist behind the Atlas of Pentecostalism explains the origins and techniques of a uniquely innovative reporting project.
Journalist Ken Weiss has spent several years documenting the causes and consequences of rapid global population growth.
Will leftover plutonium from the Cold War fall into the hands of terrorists? Journalists David Hoffman and Eben Harrell discuss their reporting in Kazakhstan.
Jason Motlagh returns to Bangladesh to investigate its export garment industry in the wake of the Rana Plaza tragedy.
Journalist Sharon Schmickle reports on food security in Africa. Four Tanzanian journalists join her to look into the reasons behind malnourishment in their country and the struggles farmers face.
Students explore eminent domain law in the construction of the U.S./Mexico border fence through text and video to create a resource outlining and advocating for their community members’ land rights.
By exploring land seizures for a border fence in the Rio Grande Valley, students will learn about federal and state eminent domain policy and share that information with the local community.
Students examine the anatomy of offshore activities revealed in the Paradise Papers to evaluate their impact on various actors and consider what steps should be taken as a result of the...
This lesson asks students to examine Salvadoran gang violence in the U.S. and El Salvador, evaluating the role deportation plays in stoking violence and considering its impact on multiple actors.
Students analyze how photojournalist applies different photography techniques to communicate his reporting on a variety of global issues in order to plan and execute their own photo stories.
Students will summarize text about undocumented mothers and the ankle monitors. Students will then create an argument using details from the text.
Students learn about the politics and policies of nuclear security by exploring the U.S.-North Korea and U.S.-China relationships.
Students will analyze how selection and order of information are used to tell stories of gun violence. They will curate photo essays and produce policy recommendations to reduce local violence.
Students will learn about tannery and e-waste pollution in India and the connection with American consumer goods. They will design a presentation based on what they learn.
Students analyze the use of images to visualize the human impact of the socioeconomic changes in Venezuela in order to select an image that encapsulates the economic struggles facing Venezuelans.
Students explore two recent reporting projects on North Korea, comparing and contrasting the journalists' purpose, content, and style.
In this lesson, students will analyze an article about terrorism in the Maldives while practicing their writing and presentation skills.