Featured on Foreign Exchange the week of Friday, April 17, 2009
Produced by Orlando de Guzman in association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
The Sulu archipelago in the southern Philippines has been the target of a U.S.- assisted counter-insurgency program since 2003, and American troops have helped rout the Abu Sayyaf rebel group. But it remains a dangerous place. Heavily armed rival clans have created an environment of ongoing violence largely unrelated to radical Islam - it's local politics through the barrel of a gun.
The first in a series of reports from around the world about food, food policy, and food security: Nigeria, a country that has historically enjoyed food surpluses. That was before vast oil reserves were discovered. Today Africa's most populous nation must use its revenues to import food–elbowing out impoverished neighbors in a precarious regional food market.
Correspondent: Fred de Sam Lazaro
Producer: Nicole See
Videographer: Tom Adair
Editor: Skip Davis
A Borderland Pictures production
A film by Jordan deBree and Clayton Worfolk
Produced in association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Begins airing Friday, March 20, 2009
More than a year ago, the United Nations mandated a peacekeeping force for the violence-torn Darfur region of Sudan. Two and a half million internally displaced people, known as "IDPs," remain in camps, under threat from government-sponsored forces. Undermanned and under resourced, the peacekeeping force is losing the trust of those it was meant to protect.
Produced, directed and shot by Susan Schulman
Co-produced and edited by Chris Milner
In association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the debate over the benefits of providing cash or crops to recipient nations. He also looks into the growing effects of domestic farm law on world food markets.
Olga Murray of Sausalito, Calif., has dedicated her life to helping the children of Nepal, and her nonprofit, the Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation, is hoping to abolish the kamlari tradition.
A band of rebels has spent five decades struggling against the oppressive military regime.
Over the summer, tens of thousands of Kashmiri protesters jammed the streets demanding independence from India. It was the biggest public outcry since the revolt of 1989, when mass demonstrations were a prelude to years of militancy. The difference today is that a new generation of politically-minded youth is leading the way. While frustrations over the heavy-handed presence of Indian forces and economic inequalities still run deep, they are choosing non-violent means to push for change.
In the 1920's Kemal Ataturk, modern Turkey's founder, forged the country in a strictly secular model, despite its largely Muslim population. Today traditional and Western influences vie for the hearts and minds of youth. Nowhere is this more apparent than in popular music here in Istanbul, the city that literally bridges Europe and Asia.
Produced by: Iason Athanasiadis and Sevin Turan
Videographer: Gokhan Acun
Editor: Seyfettin Tokmak