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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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Birth is deadly for Guatemalan women

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Birth is deadly for Guatemalan women

Every minute, a woman dies of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, and Guatemala has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in Latin America.

Posted: December 2, 2008 14:12   Comments: 7
Coffee producers lead fight against cancer in Nicaragua

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Coffee producers lead fight against cancer in Nicaragua

Cervical cancer is the number one killer of women in Latin America, but Nicaraguan women are finding hope with the help of the country's top export -- coffee.

Posted: December 1, 2008 11:25   Comments: 19
Brazil emerges as an oil giant

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Brazil emerges as an oil giant

Worldfocus explores the P-51 offshore oil platform near Angra dos Reis, which for many represents not only the future of oil exploration but also the future of Brazil.

Posted: November 25, 2008 19:53   Comments: 3
Brazil privatizes its roadways

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Brazil privatizes its roadways

Producer Bryan Myers drives along an expensive private roadway in Brazil. A 175-mile drive costs the equivalent of a day's pay for the average Brazilian.

Posted: November 4, 2008 10:29   Comments: 2
Egypt’s journalists fight for free speech

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Egypt’s journalists fight for free speech

Egyptian writers, reporters and bloggers face restrictions when expressing their views.

Posted: October 23, 2008 23:27   Comments: 1
Egyptian bloggers cite censorship, arrest and torture

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Egyptian bloggers cite censorship, arrest and torture

Worldfocus spoke with Egyptian bloggers about freedom, the press and taking blogging to the streets -- or behind bars.

Posted: October 23, 2008 16:56   Comments: 5
Sailing along the Nile in Egypt

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Sailing along the Nile in Egypt

Producer Sally Garner recounts the conversations she had with Egyptians while bobbing along the Nile.

Posted: October 21, 2008 10:35   Comments: 0
Farmers, drought and taxes cripple Argentina

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Farmers, drought and taxes cripple Argentina

Argentina -- known as the "grocer to the world" -- finds itself trapped by food inflation, a slumping economy and one of the worst droughts in almost 50 years.

Posted: October 8, 2008 18:05   Comments: 5
Brazil plans to improve highways

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Brazil plans to improve highways

Producer Bryan Myers reports on government plans to improve road conditions in Brazil.

Posted: September 22, 2008 19:29   Comments: 0
Truckin’ through Brazil

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Truckin’ through Brazil

Worldfocus Producer Bryan Myers writes about his "road trip" to Brazil.

Posted: September 18, 2008 02:03   Comments: 0

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