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Conflict and Peace Building
Nearly 30 years after the Rwandan genocide, thousands of maimed amputees remind us of the war that took 500,000 lives in 100 days. War leaves marks that cannot be erased—not only in Rwanda, but on every continent.
Reporting from Conflict and Peacebuilding examines the roots of conflict, whether it be religious hatred, sectarian rivalry, a security vacuum, the struggle for natural resources, or the desperation that results from poverty.
Pulitzer Center journalists also cover war’s aftermath: the transitional governments that result in chaos, diplomacy that goes awry, peace talks that never end, and the people who suffer the consequences, young and old. We see the children who go hungry, lose their homes, leave school, become combatants, or join the jihad.
Often the end to conflict leaves turmoil in its wake while the road to peace seems circuitous: In South Sudan, rebel-commanders-turned politicians plunge the country into civil war. In the U.S., troops return home from one war only to be re-deployed to another. But everywhere, in every conflict, there are also voices crying out for peace, determined to heal the divide.
 
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August 23, 2019 | Columbia Journalism Review
Syria’s Teen Documentarian
A.J. NADDAFF
Muhammad Najem became a celebrity for his video reports from his war-racked hometown of Eastern Ghouta in Syria. Now displaced to Istanbul, he wants desperately to get back home and continue his work.
August 23, 2019 | The New York Times
Military Lawyer Denied Promotion While Defending Qaeda Suspect
CAROL ROSENBERG
Colleagues of a former Navy SEAL say the decision to pass him over smacks of retribution over his willingness to stand up to the military tribunal system.
August 22, 2019 | Field Notes
Taxi in Tbilisi
KAITLYN JOHNSON
From actor in St. Petersburg to taxi driver in Tbilisi: one displaced person's search for a place to belong.
August 16, 2019 | Field Notes
Ukraine: Women of the War
TAYLOR DAMANN
Five years after the conflict on the eastern front of Ukraine began, how have women defined the war? And, perhaps, has the war created a new landscape for women?
August 15, 2019 | Field Notes
Reflection on Going It Alone
CARLY GRAF
When your assumptions are proven oh-so-wrong.
August 14, 2019 | The New York Times
The Strange Case of the C.I.A. Interpreter and the 9/11 Trial
CAROL ROSENBERG
During a hearing in 2015 at the Guantánamo war court, a defendant recognized an interpreter from the black-site prison network where the United States tortured detainees. What followed was an epic legal tangle.
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Religion and Displacement in the Republic of Georgia
KAITLYN E. JOHNSON
Twenty-five years after Abkhazia and South Ossetia declared independence, people displaced by the conflicts continue to live in Georgia proper. What role does religion play in these communities?
Small Farmers and Tahini Producers in Palestine
CARLY GRAF
An exploration of the difficulties faced by small farmers and food producers in Palestine and how, in many ways, they mark the first frontier of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Ebola Outbreak in North Kivu
AMY MAXMEN, JOHN WESSELS
What happens when Ebola hits in a war zone?
The Psyche of Syria's War Survivors
AJ NADDAFF
This project profiles the courageous journey of Syrian teenage social media icon Muhammad Najem and sheds light on the psychological picture of refugees who live or have family under regime bombings.
Northern Ireland on the Edge
DAN HAVERTY
Paramilitary activity is on the rise in Northern Ireland. But the causes go far deeper than Brexit.
Before Ferguson, Beyond Ferguson
RICHARD WEISS, WILEY PRICE, CHAD DAVIS
Families of color have long been thwarted in finding a quality education. We present the saga of one St. Louis family, how they got educated and managed to gain their purchase on the American Dream.
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June 28, 2019 | Meet the Journalist
Meet the Journalist: Jeffrey Stern
JEFFREY STERN
Author and photographer Jeffrey E. Stern explains his approach to reporting on the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe by rendering it to a small, personal scale.
June 24, 2019 | Meet the Journalist
Meet the Journalist: Nadja Drost
NADJA DROST
Journalist Nadja Drost reported with documentry filmmaker Bruno Federico on efforts to build and keep peace in Colombia after the peacekeeping deal with FARC.
April 29, 2019 | Meet the Journalist
Meet the Journalist: Saul Elbein on ISIS Fighters in the Philippines
SAUL G. ELBEIN
What happens when ISIS captures your city.
April 28, 2019 | Meet the Journalist
Meet the Journalist: Patricia Huon and Andreea Câmpeanu
PATRICIA HUON AND ANDREEA CÂMPEANU
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.
April 21, 2019 | Meet the Journalist
Meet the Journalists: Ismail Einashe and Matt Kennard
ISMAIL EINASHE AND MATT KENNARD
Meet Matt Kennard and Ismail Einashe, who explored foreign military and economic power conflicts in the Horn of Africa.
December 27, 2018 | Meet the Journalist
Meet the Journalists: Laura Dixon, Mariana Palau, Verónica Zaragovia
LAURA DIXON, MARIANA PALAU, VERÓNICA ZARAGOVIA
Laura Dixon, Mariana Palau, and Verónica Zaragovia report on the aftermath of Colombia’s peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla group.
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August 22, 2019 | Education news
Pulitzer Center, Free Spirit Media Students Team Up at SAIC Day of Action
MEERABELLE JESUTHASAN
“There’s something about the word ‘cultivation’ that means everything to me,” Yo-Yo Ma told Free Spirit Media students at a Day of Action planned with Pulitzer Center partner School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
August 06, 2019 | General news, Project news
The Pulitzer Center's 'Bringing Stories Home': Local Reporting and Why It Matters
JEFF BARRUS
Through Bringing Stories Home, the Pulitzer Center supports local and regional newsrooms across the country, helping them to tell the types of long-form enterprise stories that too often go unreported.
August 01, 2019 | Newsletter
This Week: China and the Gene Editing Revolution
PULITZER CENTER STAFF
The Pulitzer Center's newsletter for the week of July 30, 2019.
July 26, 2019 | General news
Journalism With Impact: Pulitzer Center's Second Quarter of 2019
PULITZER CENTER STAFF
In the first six months of 2019, the Pulitzer Center made significant progress in supporting a diverse roster of grantees whose reporting appeared in international, regional, and local outlets.
July 25, 2019 | Education news
Chicago Educators Gather for Collaborative Discussions
SHONA BARTON-NEGREIROS
Educators met at the University of Chicago for a two-day professional development to discuss how to bring domestic and global reporting into their classrooms.
July 24, 2019 | Project news, Education news
'This Little Land of Mines' World Premiere Draws Attention to Lasting Trauma in Laos From U.S. 'Secret War'
MEGHANA MYSORE
“We didn’t know they would come to bomb us,” says Lung Ki, a character in 2017 Student Fellow Erin McGoff's film exploring the continuing impact of the 1964 - 1973 U.S. bombings of Laos.
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