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Megan Thompson, Field Producer

Megan Thompson has worked in the areas of media, politics and domestic policy. Most recently, she was an associate producer for “NOW” on PBS where she shot, edited and produced video. Previously, Megan worked as an assistant producer for NBC News. She received a Student Academy Award and a Gracie Allen Award for a documentary film she produced about the growing number of American women becoming farmers. Megan has also worked in the U.S. Senate as a legislative aide and in the House of Representatives as communications director. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.

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Message in a bottle: reporting from Antigua and Grenada

From the Field

Message in a bottle: reporting from Antigua and Grenada

Megan Thompson is traveling around the world for a series on climate change and small island nations. She filed this report about the ill effects of climate change in Antigua and Grenada.

Posted: October 19, 2009 14:14   Comments: 4
Around the world in 18 days

From the Field

Around the world in 18 days

Producer Megan Thompson is traveling the globe for Worldfocus to report on the effects on climate change on small island nations. Megan will take 16 flights and log 35,000 miles on the trip.

Posted: October 15, 2009 10:52   Comments: 3
From slapstick to romance, Iran’s film industry is unique

Web Original Video

From slapstick to romance, Iran’s film industry is unique

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.

Posted: September 30, 2009 17:53   Comments: 0
Old and new at the Acropolis Museum in Greece

Video / Interactive

Old and new at the Acropolis Museum in Greece

Go behind the scenes with an exclusive video tour of the Parthenon in Greece's new Acropolis Museum.

Posted: September 15, 2009 14:46   Comments: 0
Greeks lobby for return of Parthenon marbles to Athens

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Greeks lobby for return of Parthenon marbles to Athens

The opening of the Acropolis Museum in Greece this summer has reignited a controversy over some of the sculptures that adorned the Parthenon, the most famous monument of ancient Greece.

Posted: September 15, 2009 12:49   Comments: 5
Do Greece’s ancient treasures belong in London?

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Do Greece’s ancient treasures belong in London?

A collection of sculptures from Greece's famed Parthenon have a permanent home in the British Museum. Should they be returned to Greece? Students at the American College of Greece say yes, but Dimitris Plantzos of the University of Ioannina holds the rare view that the sculptures don't need to be returned.

Posted: September 15, 2009 10:30   Comments: 7
Moroccan single moms cope with hostility, shame

Video + Interview

Moroccan single moms cope with hostility, shame

Young Muslim women who become pregnant out of wedlock face intense pressures, and are often shunned, scorned and shamed.

Posted: September 9, 2009 14:19   Comments: 5
Former Liberian rape victim and child soldier speaks out

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Former Liberian rape victim and child soldier speaks out

When Jackie Redd was 14, she was forced to join the NPFL (National Patriotic Front of Liberia), a rebel group. She was raped and forced to be the "wife" of three men for 11 years, until she escaped in 2001. Jackie is now speaking out.

Posted: April 17, 2009 12:07   Comments: 5
Former child soldiers, sex slaves recover from Liberia’s war

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Former child soldiers, sex slaves recover from Liberia’s war

Some of the biggest victims of Liberia's 14-year civil war were young women who were taken prisoner and forced to fight, or made into sex slaves. Many of them are now struggling to recover and struggling to forget.

Posted: April 16, 2009 15:21   Comments: 7
Liberian women occupy front lines of war on sexual violence

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Liberian women occupy front lines of war on sexual violence

Liberia's recovery after years of civil war has been led by women, who for years were among the biggest victims of the rampant violence in that country. Women are now on the front lines of what's become a war on sexual violence.

Posted: April 15, 2009 14:22   Comments: 11

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