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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: Online radio show on Uighur unrest in China

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Tune in: Online radio show on Uighur unrest in China

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores the recent violence involving China's ethnic minority Uighur population. The show also looks at Uighur aspirations of secession, Han Chinese immigration and Chinese nationalism. Enze Han, Andrew James Nathan and Alim Seytoff join the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: July 7, 2009 19:39   Comments: 15
Tune in: Online radio show on Sudan, beyond Darfur

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Tune in: Online radio show on Sudan, beyond Darfur

Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show explores rising tensions in South Sudan, the site of a two-decade civil war between the Muslim north and mostly Christian south. As post-war violence mounts and threatens the region's fragile peace, South Sudan may become more deadly than Darfur. Jen Marlowe, Eric Reeves and Sunday Taabu join the conversation.

Posted: June 30, 2009 18:47   Comments: 1
There are no gay pride parades in Jamaica

In the Newsroom (blog)

There are no gay pride parades in Jamaica

Every June, gay pride is celebrated across the U.S. Lisa Biagiotti, who recently returned from reporting on HIV/AIDS and homophobia in Jamaica, answers questions about why such gay pride parades do not exist in Jamaica.

Posted: June 29, 2009 13:10   Comments: 15
Tune in: Online radio show on statelessness

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Tune in: Online radio show on statelessness

Across the globe, between 12 and 15 million people live in various stages of statelessness, which means they lack citizenship in any country. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the common themes that surface among stateless people -- economic discrimination, social exclusion, identity and the feeling of invisibility. Bill Berkeley and Dawn Calabia joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: June 23, 2009 18:19   Comments: 3
Tune in: Online radio show on Argentina’s farming crisis

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Tune in: Online radio show on Argentina’s farming crisis

Angry with government restrictions on exports and desperate amid drought and the economic crisis, some farmers in Argentina are running for office in the country's upcoming congressional election. Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show explored the firestorm over agricultural policy. Cristian Harris, Marcelo Regunaga and Marie Trigona joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: June 16, 2009 19:22   Comments: 3
Tune in: Online radio show on Lebanon’s election

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Tune in: Online radio show on Lebanon’s election

Lebanon will head to the polls on June 7 in an election that could alter the political fabric of the country, with Hezbollah and its allies poised to make significant gains. Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show explored the issues and implications of Lebanon’s election. Melani Cammett, Ben Gilbert and Ghassan Schbley joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: June 2, 2009 18:16   Comments: 3
Gay men in Jamaica must lead two separate lives

In the Newsroom

Gay men in Jamaica must lead two separate lives

Lisa Biagiotti shares the story of a gay Jamaican who received asylum in the U.S. on the basis of his sexuality. Though he is free from persecution, he still wrestles with issues of secrecy and religion, and his family in Jamaica still doesn't know he's gay.

Posted: May 18, 2009 12:08   Comments: 11
Generations meet in Jamaica’s Chinese cemetery

From the Field

Generations meet in Jamaica’s Chinese cemetery

Lisa Biagiotti is reporting from Jamaica for a series of Worldfocus signature stories. She recently visited her grandfather’s grave in the Chinese cemetery in Kingston and shares a personal story of death and renewal of the Chinese community in Jamaica.

Posted: May 12, 2009 09:53   Comments: 14
Tune in: Online radio show on the business of Iraq

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Tune in: Online radio show on the business of Iraq

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the state of the Iraqi economy, from small shoe shops to large oil corporations. Ali Alnaemi, Eric Davis and Robert Looney joined the conversation.

Posted: April 28, 2009 19:24   Comments: 0
Tune in: Online radio show on Sri Lanka’s civil war

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Tune in: Online radio show on Sri Lanka’s civil war

As the Sri Lankan military wages a bloody battle against the rebel Tamil Tigers, civilians are getting caught in the crossfire. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio explores the background to the conflict and what the future holds for Sri Lanka. Rohan Gunaratna, Ambassador Jeffrey Lunstead and Ahilan Kadirgamar join the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: April 21, 2009 19:27   Comments: 10

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