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Science Magazine
China Bets Big on Genome Editing

China’s agricultural scientists are investing heavily in CRISPR, a revolutionary genetic editing tool, in hopes of improving the country’s food supply. In the first in a series of Pulitzer Center-supported stories for Science Magazine, Jon Cohen reports on the Chinese scientists on the vanguard of a revolution in food supply. “We have to feed 1.4 billion people with very limited natural resources,” says Li Jiayang, former president of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing and vice minister of agriculture.

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The New York Times
Did the Use of Torture Taint 9/11 Confessions?

Defense lawyers for alleged September 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed argue that his confessions are tainted because they were obtained using the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation,” which the Obama Administration denounced as torture. If the confessions are thrown out, prosecutors may have trouble convicting Mohammed and other suspects. In a Pulitzer Center-supported story for The New York Times, Carol Rosenberg reports on the complications of prosecuting terrorism detainees who were tortured.

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Thomson Reuters Foundation
Opportunity Zones Drive Gentrification in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rican government is using so-called opportunity zones to encourage economic development in San Juan’s poorest neighborhoods. Attracted by low tax rates, investors from outside the island territory are purchasing low-income properties and converting them into rental units for tourists, driving up rents for local residents. Isabel Sophia Dieppa reports on Puerto Rico’s tourism-driven gentrification in a Pulitzer Center-supported story for the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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On-Site Pitching at NABJ 19 with the Pulitzer Center
August 08, 2019
Aventura, FL
Homeless and Stateless: Visual Stories of the Rohingya Crisis
August 01, 2019
Atlanta, GA


Domestic Violence in Nigeria: A Visual Timeline
Joy Ikekhua

Speaking Up and Out: How Nigerian Women Are Resisting and Changing Cultural Silence by Sharing Their Experiences
Joy Ikekhua

National Geographic Brazil
New Hydroelectric Plants in the Amazon Ignore Norms and Cause Environmental Damage (Portuguese)

Juliana Arini

Science Under Fire: Ebola Researchers Fight to Test Drugs and Vaccines in a War Zone
Amy Maxmen

Copenhagen Democracy Summit
Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan Moderates Panels at 2019 Copenhagen Democracy Summit

Meghana Mysore

Diálogo Chino
Ecuador Mining Conflict Evolves Into a Battle for Indigenous Identity

Andrés Bermúdez Liévano

'This Little Land of Mines' World Premiere Draws Attention to Lasting Trauma in Laos From U.S. 'Secret War'

Meghana Mysore

'The End of AIDS: Far From Over' Nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy Award

Meghana Mysore

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