Also: Resisting Duterte; Four Million Venezuelan Refugees


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In the Amazon, About the Amazon

Journalists from throughout the Amazon gathered this month in Manaus, Brazil, for the first convening of the Rainforest Journalism Fund, a global initiative administered by the Pulitzer Center. Among the topics discussed: the rights of women and Indigenous peoples, threats to biodiversity, cybersecurity, and the challenges of ensuring the safety of journalists and the people they cover. The journalists were joined for a joint session and dinner by 40 scientists and 15 Explorers from the National Geographic Society. Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer reflects on the importance of the convening, at a critical moment for Brazil and the world.

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The Guardian
Resisting Duterte’s Drug War

The Catholic Church is one of the few institutions left in the Philippines that can resist President Rodrigo Duterte’s extrajudicial drug war, which has left some 20,000 dead. Reporting in a Pulitzer Center-supported story for The Guardian, Adam Willis and Eloisa Lopez profile the Catholic activists fighting to protect the victims of Duterte’s campaign of terror.

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PBS NewsHour
Venezuelans Find Temporary Refuge in Brazil

Over four million people have fled economic and political turmoil in Venezuela, with many finding refuge in Brazil. The new Bolsonaro government continues to provide a haven for Venezuelan refugees, but without any clear path to stability in Venezuela, how long will the border remain open? Amna Nawaz and Mike Fritz report a Pulitzer Center-supported story for PBS NewsHour.

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Author Lauren-Brooke Eisen Looks 'Inside Private Prisons'
July 23, 2019
Washington, D.C.
Crafting a Winning Pitch: Getting Grants to Fund Deep-Dive Reporting Projects
August 07, 2019
Aventura, Florida


The New York Times
A Look Inside the Secretive World of Guantánamo Bay
Carol Rosenberg and Doug Mills

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Dispute Over Alcoa's Dam Roils South American Land's Parliament
Rich Lord

Indira Lakshmanan on NPR 1A's Global Friday News Roundup — July 19, 2019

Indira Lakshmanan

The Sateré-Mawé Retake Ancestral Land Threatened by Loggers and Land Thieves (Portuguese)
Thaís Borges, Sue Branford & Mauricio Torres

Public Radio International
Puerto Rico’s Vieques Island Ousted the U.S. Navy. Now the Fight’s Against Airbnb.

Martha Bayne and Isabel Sophia Dieppa

Timbs v. Indiana, Explained

Caroline Ford

Healing and Pacifism in Juárez

Lily Moore-Eissenberg

A Shelter on Either Side
Lily Moore-Eissenberg

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