Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism Supports Team Who Wins 2021 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting
The 2021 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting was awarded to the team behind “Built to Last,” published with support from Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism in BuzzFeed News. Architect Alison Killing worked on a 5-part series with Megha Rajagopalan and Christo Buschek using satellite images, architectural analysis, and digital reconstruction that exposed the cruel reality of the modern-day internment camps of Xinjiang.
The Eyebeam-supported series has had an impact not only on public awareness of the possible human rights catastrophe but also on the broader field of investigative journalism. Former Eyebeam Editorial Director, Marisa Mazria Katz, spoke with ArtNet:
You could sense the significance of this series almost immediately, but I knew it was going to have a major impact when I read a Washington Post op-ed from the editorial board that focused solely on its findings. I think another factor that speaks to the impact of the work made by Alison Killing, Megha Rajagopalan, and Christo Buschek was that WaPo used it to concretize the extent of the facilities in Xinjiang.
Read the 5-part series below:
July 21, 2021
This reporting revealed that there is enough room to detain over 1 million Muslims in the Xinjiang detention camps in China.
Exposing the “virtuous” solar power industry in the US for using forced labor of #Uyghur Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.
Dec. 28, 2020
The Factories in the Camps
Through detainee interviews and Chinese government documents, journalists uncover the forced labor of Muslims in Xinjiang.
Dec. 3, 2020
Inside a Xinjiang Detention Camp
Using satellite images, architectural analysis, and digital reconstruction to expose the cruel reality of the modern-day internment camps of Xinjiang.
Revealing the network of internment camps imprisoning Uyghurs in Xinjiang.