Natasha Pizzey

Natasha Pizzey

Mexico City, Mexico


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Natasha Pizzey

I’m a multimedia journalist based in Mexico, covering the region (Central and Latin America). I work primarily in video (filming/producing/editing) but also in print and photography.

I’ve worked as a news producer (BBC, Al Jazeera English, Fusion, China’s CCTV, indie doc projects), a VJ/camerawoman (BBC, Al Jazeera English/America, TV 5 Monde, Makeshift, Fusion), a freelance writer (the Telegraph, Tico Times and Makeshift), and as an on-camera reporter (the Financial Times, France 24). I also produce videos for NGOs and private companies in the region. 

Before moving to Mexico, I was based in Guatemala where I focused on promoting family planning NGO through photography and blogging. During that time, I co-produced a documentary about maternal health in Guatemala for them, ‘Blessed Fruit of the Womb’, which was an official selection for the United Nations Association Film Festival. 

I'm English and Colombian and am fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

http://natashapizzey.com/

SKILLS

 

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Multimedia project (video and print) for the Washington Office and Latin America. Looking at Border Patrol's systematic failure to screen Mexican children caught entering the US for valid asylum claims.


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Mexico City residents pay toqueros for electrical shocks strong enough to knock out a dog. Shot/edit/production for Makeshift.


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As the UFC conquers new ground in Mexico, MMA experiences exponential growth in the Latin American nation. I shot and edited the story for AJE.


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Undeterred by the power of the church, corrupt politics, and a male-dominated culture where they've even been threatened with lynching, Evelyn and Ester, two indigenous Guatemalans, courageously travel the mountains and valleys of their native country on a quest to provide family planning education and access to birth control methods to women. It is a fight for reproductive rights and freedom in a country with the highest fertility rate in Latin America, staggering poverty, and a population in which 1 out of every 2 children under age 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition (the fourth highest rate in the world).


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Mexico’s ongoing drug war is notorious for its tens of thousands of murders and disappearances. But there are many other victims we hear little about, those who are forced from their homes as they flee the violence. Research groups estimate that between 160,000 and 1.6 million Mexicans have been displaced by the insecurity. Our team went to Mexico’s western Guerrero state to meet some of them


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Muralist Alejandra Rodriguez tells AJ+ how her work in Mexico City is drawing attention to women’s rights. It’s part of Amnesty International’s #ParedesVsCensura (#WallsVsCensorship) campaign. I shot, scripted and edited this for AJ+


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