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Lisa Biagiotti, Executive Editor, Worldfocus.org

Lisa is responsible for daily content on Worldfocus.org. She produces signature videos for the Worldfocus broadcast and produces the weekly online radio show. Lisa previously worked for PBS foreign affairs documentary series “Wide Angle,” where she produced online content. Prior to PBS, Lisa worked in marketing for Condé Nast Publications and for financial services companies.

Lisa was awarded the 2009 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in the international television category for the videos she produced on the crisis in Congo. In 2001, she researched Muslim immigration in Italy as a Fulbright scholar, and currently serves on the New York board of the Fulbright Association. Lisa is also an adjunct new media professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she earned a master’s degree in journalism.

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Worldfocus Radio: Chile’s Growing Pains

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Chile’s Growing Pains

Chile's economic "miracle" has lifted many Chileans from poverty and become a fiscal model for Latin America. Martin Savidge hosts Peter Winn and Victoria Hurtado to discuss the underside of Chile's prosperity, focusing on the middle class, growing inequality and the younger generation.

Posted: December 2, 2009 20:22   Comments: 2
Somali journalist on culture of violence and crippled press

Extended Interview

Somali journalist on culture of violence and crippled press

Mustafa Haji Abdinur, an AFP journalist and the founder of Radio Simba in Somalia, sits down with Martin Savidge to discuss the culture of violence in daily Somali life and the war against the independent press. Since 2007, fighting in Somalia has killed 19,000 civilians and displaced 1.5 million Somalis.

Posted: November 24, 2009 18:26   Comments: 7
Worldfocus Radio: Jerusalem United or Divided?

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Jerusalem United or Divided?

East and West Jerusalem are divided along ethnic and religious lines -- in addition to the separation fence that Israel built to secure the city. Martin Savidge hosts Mustafa Barghouti of the Palestinian National Initiative and Gershon Baskin of the Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information.

Posted: November 18, 2009 20:28   Comments: 15
Worldfocus Radio: LGBT politics and gay asylum

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: LGBT politics and gay asylum

Worldfocus Radio takes a comparative look at the progress of LGBT politics and the gay rights movement in different countries and explores the U.S. and Canada as safe havens for gay asylum seekers. Martin Savidge hosts David Rayside and Rachel Tiven.

Posted: November 11, 2009 20:28   Comments: 5
Gays in Jamaica worship in underground church

Signature Video

Gays in Jamaica worship in underground church

Jamaica is often said to hold the world record for the most churches per square mile. There's a public place of worship for almost everyone -- unless you’re gay. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report on the secret underground church that is welcoming gay men and women to practice their faith.

Posted: November 11, 2009 13:56   Comments: 54
Conflict endures in Ethiopia’s ethnic Somali Region

Q & A

Conflict endures in Ethiopia’s ethnic Somali Region

The violent, separatist conflict in southeastern Ethiopia has claimed thousands of lives over the last 15 years. Former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia David H. Shinn answers questions about the roots of this under reported conflict and whether it could be the next Darfur.

Posted: November 11, 2009 11:59   Comments: 47
Violence and venom force gay Jamaicans to hide

Signature Video

Violence and venom force gay Jamaicans to hide

In Jamaica, anti-sodomy laws are still punishable for up to 12 years in prison. And society is not ready to tolerate openly gay lifestyles. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report on the dark side of Jamaica's anti-gay violence and attitudes and explore the ideological beliefs that perpetuate a culture of homophobia.

Posted: November 10, 2009 16:29   Comments: 13
Worldfocus Radio: Philippines — the forgotten terrorist front

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Philippines — the forgotten terrorist front

Martin Savidge hosts Filipino peace negotiator and Catholic priest Eliseo Mercado and security analyst Zachary Abuza when Worldfocus Radio explores the forgotten terrorist front in the Philippines. LISTEN NOW.

Posted: November 5, 2009 18:05   Comments: 3
Worldfocus Radio: Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian government is trying to strengthen local and regional businesses and attract foreign direct investment. Martin Savidge hosts Ethiopian businessman Ermyas Amelga and economics professor Phillip LeBel to discuss how easy it is to do business in Ethiopia and who's investing. LISTEN NOW.

Posted: October 28, 2009 20:33   Comments: 7
Worldfocus Radio: Turkey torn between East and West

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Turkey torn between East and West

Martin Savidge hosts Gareth Jenkins and Mustafa Akyol to discuss whether Turkey is leaning West or moving East. They discuss the country's growing Islamicization, strained relations with Israel and the limbo of European Union admission.

Posted: October 22, 2009 18:42   Comments: 0

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