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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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Tune in: Radio show on “Guatemala: Behind the famine”

Worldfocus Radio

Tune in: Radio show on “Guatemala: Behind the famine”

In our weekly radio show, Martin Savidge explores the causes behind Guatemala's chronic malnutrition and escalating narco war. He hosts a panel of guests to discuss the remnants of war and genocide and land rights. Anita Isaacs, Stephen C. “Carlisle” Johnson and Samuel Lowenberg join the conversation. LISTEN NOW!

Posted: October 7, 2009 14:26   Comments: 9
No daggerin’ on Jamaican TV and on Worldfocus

In the Newsroom

No daggerin’ on Jamaican TV and on Worldfocus

Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti shares why Worldfocus didn't air daggerin' images, addresses the realities of rampant violence and adolescent sex and explores how some Jamaican artists are singing more uplifting gospel Dancehall music.

Posted: October 2, 2009 15:27   Comments: 12
One island, two Jamaicas and a ‘whole heap’ of difference

Signature Video

One island, two Jamaicas and a ‘whole heap’ of difference

A public debate erupted earlier this year when graphic Dancehall music lyrics and images were banned from Jamaica's airwaves. The public responses reveal the legacy of two Jamaicas dating back to the country's slave history, as correspondent Lisa Biagiotti reports.

Posted: October 1, 2009 17:17   Comments: 14
Dancehall artist sings of poverty plaguing Jamaica’s ghettos

Web Original Video

Dancehall artist sings of poverty plaguing Jamaica’s ghettos

Dancehall artist Spice came under attack because of the sexually-explicit song Rampin' Shop, a duet with Vybz Kartel. But not all of her songs are so graphic. Spice talks about growing up in Jamaica's ghettos and sings a refrain from her new song about her life story.

Posted: October 1, 2009 16:05   Comments: 8
Caribbean HIV rate ranks second to sub-Saharan Africa

Extended Interview

Caribbean HIV rate ranks second to sub-Saharan Africa

Daljit Dhaliwal and Julia Greenberg of AIDS-Free World discuss Jamaica's AIDS epidemic within the context of the Caribbean region, address anti-sodomy laws in Jamaica and around the world and identify the successes and shortcomings Jamaica has experienced in containing the epidemic.

Posted: September 25, 2009 11:58   Comments: 3
Ida’s story: Reversing the stigma of HIV in Jamaica

Signature Video

Ida’s story: Reversing the stigma of HIV in Jamaica

Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report on how Jamaica's national AIDS program is targeting community leaders like Ida Northover to educate people on HIV and change the stigma surrounding the disease.

Posted: September 23, 2009 14:19   Comments: 7
Jamaica’s battle against AIDS fought in the shadows

Signature Video

Jamaica’s battle against AIDS fought in the shadows

Jamaica may be on the verge of losing its battle against the AIDS epidemic because of deeply entrenched anti-gay attitudes and laws. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report from the front lines of Jamaica's battle against HIV and AIDS, a war waged in the shadows.

Posted: September 22, 2009 12:01   Comments: 9
Tune in: Online radio show on failed states

Worldfocus Radio

Tune in: Online radio show on failed states

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores failed states -- countries without stability, a functioning government or rule of law. Pauline Baker, Christopher Boucek and Georgette Gagnon join the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: July 21, 2009 18:36   Comments: 2
Worldfocus receives two Emmy nominations!

In the Newsroom

Worldfocus receives two Emmy nominations!

Worldfocus received two Emmy nominations today for our reporting on Africa. "Crisis in Congo" was nominated for best story and "21st Century Africa" was nominated for outstanding feature story.

Posted: July 14, 2009 15:56   Comments: 5
What is statelessness?

Web Original Feature

What is statelessness?

This summer, Worldfocus.org's multimedia project "Stateless to Statehood" explores the relationships between individuals and the states they live in. Twelve to 15 million people live in limbo without the benefits of nationality.

Posted: July 10, 2009 15:34   Comments: 2

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