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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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Liberians scrub tombstones and dance to celebrate the dead

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Liberians scrub tombstones and dance to celebrate the dead

Liberia's Decoration Day is a national holiday that mourns the losses or celebrates the lives of lost loved ones. Liberians bring parties to cemeteries to clean and decorate gravestones, eat and dance.

Posted: April 15, 2009 12:26   Comments: 0
Women’s movement transforms post-war Liberia

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Women’s movement transforms post-war Liberia

For a 14-year period ending in 2003, Liberia struggled with a brutal civil war, a crippled economy and not much hope. That was until a women's movement started to take hold -- a movement that helped to drive a dictator from power and gave women the kind of opportunities they could never have dreamed of.

Posted: April 14, 2009 13:18   Comments: 5
Liberia, “America’s stepchild,” searches for own identity

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Liberia, “America’s stepchild,” searches for own identity

Liberia, a small country in West Africa, has long and deep ties to America. The country, which became infamous in recent years for a bloody civil war, was settled by freed American slaves. Now, Liberia is trying to shape an identity it can call its own.

Posted: April 13, 2009 15:10   Comments: 7
An impatient Liberia confronts high expectations, sacrifice

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An impatient Liberia confronts high expectations, sacrifice

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to Liberia, discusses the positive example set by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and some of the challenges faced by a country rebuilding since the aftermath of its second civil war.

Posted: April 13, 2009 12:37   Comments: 4
Africa’s first elected female president lifts Liberia

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Africa’s first elected female president lifts Liberia

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is leading Liberia's efforts to rebuild after its 14-year civil war. Watch a video on her role in the country's road to recovery and an extended interview.

Posted: March 31, 2009 17:06   Comments: 9
Liberia rebuilds but fragments of the fighting remain

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Liberia rebuilds but fragments of the fighting remain

Producer Megan Thompson just returned from reporting in Liberia, where she encountered daily reminders of the country's civil war as Liberia emerges from its past.

Posted: March 18, 2009 11:27   Comments: 10
Tijuana tourism plunges as fear of drug cartels spreads

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Tijuana tourism plunges as fear of drug cartels spreads

In Tijuana, a once-thriving city just across the border from San Diego, the increasingly deadly drug war has touched almost every part of life -- from health care to tourism.

Posted: March 5, 2009 12:50   Comments: 3
Mexico’s narco culture sings praises of drug violence

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Mexico’s narco culture sings praises of drug violence

While many Mexicans are revolted by the drug-related murders, kidnappings and rapes that plague the country, there is also a popular subculture that celebrates this widespread violence.

Posted: March 4, 2009 15:04   Comments: 7
Kidnapping victim recounts disappearance in Tijuana

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Kidnapping victim recounts disappearance in Tijuana

A Tijuana business owner tells the story of how he was kidnapped by organized crime operation. He refuses to be named, pictured or recorded without voice modification.

Posted: March 3, 2009 16:37   Comments: 2
More Mexicans vanish as drug war escalates

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More Mexicans vanish as drug war escalates

In Tijuana, it is common for people simply to vanish. Known as the "disappeared," Mexico's kidnapping victims are often never heard from again -- 97 percent of the country's kidnapping cases go unsolved by police.

Posted: March 3, 2009 14:33   Comments: 6

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