The El Gaara sisters, who live in Rabat, Morocco, are athletic champions who compete in Paralympics against other athletes with dwarfism. Their story came to the attention of Moroccan filmmaker Reda Fakhar, who used it as a window to explore the life of short people in his country.
Rebecca Haggerty, Producer
During a ten-year tenure at NBC News, Rebecca Haggerty produced numerous prime-time documentaries with Tom Brokaw as well as segments and specials for “Dateline NBC,” “NBC Nightly News” and the “Today” Show. She has produced and edited documentaries for cable and public television and served as a Knight International Press Fellow in Eastern and Central Europe. Rebecca is the recipient of several journalism awards, including an Emmy for coverage of the crisis in Darfur, and citations from the Overseas Press Club Citation and the Society of Professional Journalists. She holds a master’s in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
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During a reporting trip to Morocco last year, Worldfocus' Hoda Osman, Rebecca Haggerty and Megan Thompson met the members of hip-hop group H-Kayne. In this brief interview, the rap trio discuss their musical influences, including Moroccan traditional music such as Aissawa and Gnawa.
Last year, during a trip to Morocco, Worldfocus correspondent Hoda Osman, producer Rebecca Haggerty, and cameraperson Megan Thompson visited the autonomous city of Melilla. There they met migrants desperate to get to Europe but stranded in limbo.
Worldfocus presents the year's highlights from our online "Perspectives" section, which features the work of regular contributors to the broadcast and website. Read their most compelling personal accounts and commentary from 2009, touching on subjects ranging from the seemingly-endless war in eastern Congo to pop culture in North Korea.
Our signature stories delve into issues around the world -- from the long-term effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam and escalating gang violence in Mexico to discrimination against whites in South Africa and Afghan immigrants in Iran. See our best Signature videos of the year.
Jordan's King Abdallah named a new prime minister yesterday. Samir Rifai, a former minister of the Royal Court, will be the third member of his family to assume the post. Bloggers speculate on what it signifies for Jordanian politics.
Worldfocus correspondent Hoda Osman and producer Rebecca Haggerty visited the North African kingdom of Morocco to report on how many Moroccans - including those in the government - are turning to Sufism as a moderating influence to combat religious extremism.
Iranian students discuss how they bypass censorship and filters to find music and films, both online and in shops on the streets. They also explore the influence of Western culture and the backlash against it.
Iranian film scholar Negar Mottahedeh discusses the evolution of Iranian cinema and the impact of the 1979 revolution on the industry. Watch two video clips, one from the early days of Iranian film and the other a modern comedy.
Nadia Yassine is a Moroccan political activist and the face of Al-Adl wal Ihsane, the Movement for Justice and Spirituality. She describes the social and political goals of her organization and the situation of women in Morocco.