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August 15, 2011 / Untold Stories
Digging for Gold in the Peruvian Rainforest
by STEPHEN SAPIENZA
As many as 20,000 people are involved in illegal gold mining in the Madre de Dios region of Peru, which has resulted in the destruction of soil and forests as well as the release of toxic mercury.
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August 15, 2011 / National Geographic
Lost Lords of the Sahara
by PETER GWIN
Tuareg rebels have been fighting the Niger government, with some support from Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, for a share in the lucrative uranium mined on their lands.
August 13, 2011 / Foreign Policy
In a Sick Country
by ANNA BADKHEN
Afghanistan is dying--not because of the Taliban or the allied forces, but from treatable illnesses that are slowly killing off a population with no medical services.
August 12, 2011 / The Lancet
Humanitarian Response Inadequate in Horn of Africa Crisis
by SAMUEL LOEWENBERG
Despite drought warnings in the Horn of Africa, the international community was unprepared for what some experts say was "inevitable."
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Untold Stories
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August 16, 2011
An HIV Activist Comes Home
by ANTIGONE BARTON
Carol Nyirenda’s journey to fight HIV took her around the world, to three continents, in five weeks. Now she has come home again to Lusaka, to organize women living with the epidemic.
August 15, 2011
A Cartonero's Choice: Independent vs. Cooperative
by HADAS GOLD
Argentina is in the midst of election season and cartonero cooperatives are trying to join forces to seek recognition from politicians.
August 15, 2011
Digging for Gold in the Peruvian Rainforest
by STEPHEN SAPIENZA
As many as 20,000 people are involved in illegal gold mining in the Madre de Dios region of Peru, which has resulted in the destruction of soil and forests as well as the release of toxic mercury.
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Nepal: Married Before They’re Ready
by HANNA INGBER WIN, ANNA TOMASULO
In Nepal, child marriage affects every aspect of a girl’s life, from her education prospects to her physical and mental health to her chances for escaping poverty.
Colombian Communities Are Losing Out in Gold Rush
by NADJA DROST
Colombia's small-scale traditional miners are fighting for their piece of the recent gold mining boom as large multinational companies have picked up most of the country's exploration rights.
China's Fragile Forests
by SEAN GALLAGHER
Natural forests cover about 10 percent of China’s surface area, but large swathes of China’s forests have been destroyed as a result of logging, mining, wood and plant collection.
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Gateways
Gateways contain multiple Pulitzer Center reporting projects that focus on a single issue
The initial shock of the earthquake has passed but Haiti continues its struggle to overcome both man-made and natural disasters.
The Downstream Gateway examines global issues related to water, from ecosystems and watersheds to freshwater resources, conservation efforts, and the impact of human activity and public policy.
The Dying for Life Gateway is a response to the global maternal health crisis. The Gateway examines motherhood as a continuum that encompasses reproductive health, family planning, pregnancy,...
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Global Gateway inspires students to become active consumers and producers of news and information
June 16, 2011
Meet Isaac Stone Fish
by ISAAC STONE FISH
Isaac Stone Fish talks about his reporting for the project, North Korea’s Addicting Export: Crystal Meth, from Yanji, China.
March 11, 2011
Lesson Plan: Coal Mining in Colombia -- Is it Worth the Risk?
by KATE SECHE
Do the economic benefits of coal mining outweigh the environmental, health, and safety risks of the extraction process? This lesson explores the growing coal mining industry in Colombia, relating it...
February 7, 2011
Lesson Plan: Revolution in Tunisia
by KATE SECHE
In this lesson students will understand the conditions in Tunisia that led to Jasmine Revolution in December 2010, and the examine the consequences, both intended and unintended, of the rebellion.
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July 11, 2011
Cultivating New Voices Event Held at Berkman Center
Austin East Classroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School Free and Open to the Public; RSVP required via the Berkman Center by July 8 at 12pm Reception to follow
July 22, 2011
Speaking to Silence: FotoDC exhibition
Join Human Rights Watch, FotoDC and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for the opening reception of Speaking to Silence: An exhibition on communities displaced, dissidents repressed, and...
October 2, 2011
Jen Marlowe Presents at Vanderbilt University
Jen Marlowe will discuss her films Darfur Diaries and Rebuilding Hope at Vanderbilt University's Holocaust Lecture series on October 2.
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August 9, 2011
David E. Moore, 1923-2011
by JON SAWYER
The Pulitzer Center was among the many organizations that benefited from the advice and support of David Moore.
August 8, 2011
Mark Schulte joins Pulitzer Center staff as National Education Coordinator
by KATE MCGINNIS
Mark Schulte joins the Pulitzer Center staff as National Education Coordinator.
August 4, 2011
YES! Weekly Features "Voices of Haiti"
by ERIN BANCO
YES! Weekly interviews Jon Sawyer and Kwame Dawes about the reporting project behind the multimedia performance at the 2011 National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem.
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