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Laila Shadid is a writer and activist. She is passionate about promoting understanding of the Middle East, especially Palestinian human rights. Laila is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania double majoring in Middle Eastern Studies and Sociology with a concentration in Law and Society. She is the editor-in-chief and …
Day 3 Washington Weekend 2022
Laila Shadid (University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center) traveled to a suburb of east Jerusalem and spent time in a refugee camp in the West Bank as part of her project Palestinian Children Under Occupation. Shadid spoke to several children in the area to better understand how they perceive Israeli …
Two Years Later, has the NEMCHIC Initiative Reduced Maternal Deaths in Nigeria?
Dr. Shuaib, the executive director of Nigeria’s healthcare development agency, was serious about the state of maternal health, and wanted everyone to know. So he called a press conference and declared a state of emergency. “Having noted the high rate of maternal, newborn and under-five child mortality, and the insufficiency …
A Trailer for 'To the Plate'
To the Plate is a short documentary that tells the story of Moonlynn Tsai and her partner, Yin Chang, who, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, started an initiative called Heart of Dinner and delivered hot meals and care packages for Asian senior citizens every week. The film will follow this project’s …
To the Plate
To the Plate at its core, is about the Asian-American community in New York and its sense of strength and resilience against xenophobia during COVID-19. This film explores the implications the coronavirus has on the community's economic, social, and cultural well-being.
Meeting in the Middle: A College Student's Perspective on Grief in Times of Disaster
"When the email from Northwestern University President Morty Schapiro was released to the student body announcing a campus-wide shutdown, it felt like a boulder was dropped in a still lake, moving ripples to every part of my life. No part of my life feels untouched by the impacts of the …
A Distant Peace: Voices From Rakhine State, Myanmar
Civil war between the Arakan Army and Myanmar military in Myanmar's Rakhine State has displaced approximately 200,000 civilians, and left more than 280 civilians dead since fighting began escalating in late 2018. The COVID-19 pandemic has not slowed the conflict. In April, a World Health Organization vehicle transporting swab samples …
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Kyaw Hsan Hlaing is an Arakanese student, researcher, and activist focusing peace, human rights, and social justice in Myanmar's Arakan (Rakhine) State. He attempts to express the ground situation of armed conflict of Arakan State to the international community.
Theater: Giving Incarcerated Women the 'Tools to Save Their Own Lives'
Playwright Sarah Shourd and Rhodessa Jones, director of The Medea Project, tackle trauma, racism, mass incarceration, and the role of art to celebrate - and heal - the individual.
Too Few Lawyers, Too Many Cases: Examining Triage in the U.S. Criminal Justice System
In this lesson, students explore the concept of triage in Missouri's public defender system, and more broadly across the U.S.
Amanda Sperber Wins One World Media Award
Grantee Amanda Sperber's story on rape survivors in Uganda won the OWM award in the Popular Features category.
The Show Must Go On: Football in the Pandemic Age
Where is soccer resuming, and what's at stake for global sports amid the ongoing pandemic?
'Broken Justice' Podcast Earns Honorable Mention in ABA Silver Gavel Awards
The ABA recognized the Pulitzer Center-supported PBS NewsHour podcast series, Broken Justice.
Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun Staff Win MDDC Awards
Members and supporters of the MDDC Press Association came together virtually to recognize the 2019 winners.
Meet the Journalists: Megan O'Toole and Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
I edited this video, where grantees Megan O'Toole and Jillian Kestler-D'Amours talk about the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline ans its impacts.
Over the course of a week, the world we knew turned upside down. Since then, the question has been: “What now?”
Reporting Fellows Named Winners in SPJ's Mark of Excellence Regional Awards
The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) recently announced the Mark of Excellence Awards winners. Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellows Patrick Ammerman and Mariana Rivas won in Regions 1 and 8, respectively.
COVID-19: Lessons From Health Reporting
The novel coronavirus, also known as the COVID-19 virus, has disrupted the world around us, upending society, politics, economy, and more. But what can previous epidemics teach us in the face of the current crisis? Here is a breakdown of Pulitzer Center health reporting with some lessons from history.
'Broken Justice' Podcast Named Finalist in Silver Gavel Awards
On March 12, the American Bar Association (ABA) named the Pulitzer Center-supported PBS NewsHour podcast series Broken Justice a finalist for the 2020 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts in the Radio category.
Filmmaker Shares Thoughts After U.S. Premiere of 'The Ballymurphy Precedent'
Callum Macrae joins Pulitzer Center Contributing Editor Kem Sawyer for a Q&A session, delving into history for context and explaining the broader campaign by families of those slain who are seeking answers.
Beyond Religion: Faith and Civil Society
Panelists discuss how religion can reinforce divisions between social groups in Israel, Northern Ireland, and Indian-Americans in the United States.
Beyond Religion: The Role of Religion in Building Peace
How is religion used to foster peace and healing in active conflict societies?
Announces 2019 Student Reporting Fellowships
Congratulations to this year's 43 Pulitzer Center student fellows! They are traveling to 29 countries to report on the environment, global health, immigration, political power systems, and identity issues.
Talks @ Pulitzer: Jacopo Ottaviani on Data Journalism
Conversation focuses on data journalism initiatives produced in partnership with African journalists–projects such as the Pulitzer Center-supported "Kruger's Contested Borderlands."
'They Still Believe in the American Dream': Screening of 'A Table for All'
The Pulitzer Center hosted a screening of A Table for All, a film produced by Pulitzer Center-Columbia Graduate Journalism School fellows Liz Scherffius and Thea Pilzecker documenting the work of Emma's Torch, a Brooklyn-based restaurant providing employment to refugees.
In Loiza the Fight for Property Rights Has a Long History
At the end of the road in the community of Tocones in Loiza, Puerto Rico, the waves gently crash against the coast. Overlooking the beach, flanked by condominium developments, is an empty lot. It’s an unremarkable space, defined by nothing but the wall of the adjacent Costamar Beach Village. Accompanying …