December 28, 2022
In one of the world’s most popular sex tourism destinations, sex workers, nonprofit organizations and politicians are part of a growing movement to decriminalize the industry. It’s an attempt to help sex workers earn basic rights and protections. Special correspondent Neha Wadekar reports from Thailand.
December 19, 2022
December 9th was International Anti-Corruption Day. Fuller Project contributor Neha Wadekar attended the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), a gathering in Washington, D.C., that brought together heads of state, civil society, business leaders and investigative journalists.
The conference drew some of the world’s most prominent anti-corruption voices. Among them was Maria Pevchikh, Chief Investigator at the Anti-Corruption Foundation, a non-governmental organization founded by Alexei Navalny, the leading political rival of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Watch our interview with Maria here.
August 17, 2022
Kenyans went to the polls last week in an election widely hailed as one of the most transparent and peaceful in the nation’s history, a major milestone for a country that has experienced significant post-election violence in past years. But the losing candidate, Raila Odinga, has refused to concede and he may challenge the results in court. I reported from Nairobi.
August 9, 2022
** With exclusive interviews with President Elect William Ruto and Raila Odinga **
Kenyans will go to the polls on Tuesday to select a new president. In a nation with a history of contested and violent elections, this is the first time a member of the politically dominant Kikuyu tribe is not running. And many claim this is Kenya’s first election in which class plays a greater role than ethnicity. My report with Jack Hewson.
September 30, 2021
The Southeast African nation of Mozambique is being terrorized by “Al Shabaab,” an ISIS-affiliated insurgency that has killed 3,000 people and displaced many more. With the support of the Pulitzer Center, special correspondent Neha Wadekar and filmmaker Ed Ram report from Mozambique on the drivers of this conflict.
April 6, 2021
For years, Islamist militants have terrorized the Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique, killing and displacing thousands. This week, they attacked a town called Palma, which hosts international oil and gas companies, killing dozens. ISIS claimed responsibility. Special correspondent Neha Wadekar and her team were among the first to access the region and speak to survivors. They have this report.
December 1, 2020
The Hologic Panther can help test more blood samples more quickly, allowing HIV positive patients to know their viral loads so they can better manage their conditions.
August 13, 2020
Video by Vania Turner, produced by Neha Wadekar and Will Swanson. With support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
March 30, 2020
Climate change is driving gender-based violence among rural communities in the breakaway region of Somaliland, according to the charity Oxfam. In times of increasing drought, women travel further to find water and other needs, raising the risk of sexual violence. Similarly, men unable to support their families too often take out their frustration on their family.
March 27, 2020
After years of devastating droughts, many rural families in the breakaway territory of Somaliland are migrating to urban centers. To survive, some women are going into business, challenging traditional gender roles that have long defined the workforce.