LISA SCHLEIN is a freelance journalist based in Geneva, Switzerland. My reporting is largely centered around United Nations activities, including human rights, humanitarian (refugee and migration) issues, international political events, health, environment and development with a focus on Africa. Media organizations for whom I have worked include Voice of America, Deutsche Welle, National Public Radio, ABC News, CBC, and Fox News. My articles have been published in the International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Des Moines Register, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Toronto Globe & Mail, New West Magazine and Science, among others. AWARDS include: • The Lowell Thomas Award (The Overseas Press Club of America): Best Radio News or Interpretation of Foreign Affairs (1996), “Land Mines: The Survivors Perspective”, produced for ABC News Radio • American Women in Radio and Television: Best Radio Documentary (1980), “Re-Entry Women: The Return to Campus”, produced for NPR Crossroads
HIGHER POTENTIAL FOR PROGRESS IN SYRIA PEACE TALKS (VOA, July 10, 2017)
NUMBER OF DISPLACED IN DRC'S KASAI REGION SOARS AS VIOLENCE ESCALATES (VOA, July 17, 2017)
CURBING RACISM IN FOOTBALL STADIUMS (Deutsche Welle, World in Progress, 2013) The UN has joined forces with football officials and players in an effort to kick racism out of football stadiums. The move comes after an incident in Italy just a couple of months ago. AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng and his teammates marched of the pitch in protest because opposition fans were yelling racist phrases.
CAMPAIGN REMINDS THE WORLD OF THE COSTS OF LANDMINES (Deutsche Welle, World in Progress, 2012) Every year, thousands of people are maimed or killed by landmines. Now organizers of a global campaign to eradicate landmines are appealing to people all over the world to roll up one leg of their trousers as a sign of solidarity with landmine survivors.
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