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Betsy Pisik

Journalist, author, mentor, storyteller

New York

Betsy Pisik

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Polio's Deadly Return

Polio was nearly eradicated -- until a Nigerian province declared the vaccine "unIslamic."
Int'l Reporting Project Link to Story
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Halting an Epidemic: Polio in Nigeria

Betsy Pisik traveled to Nigeria, to report on Islamic resistance to the polio vaccine.
YouTube Link to Story
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Where is the Landmark Lawsuit for Cannabis?

Marriage equality and abortion became the law of the land with Supreme Court wins. Marijuana?
Marijuana.com Link to Story
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Congo: Rape as a weapon of war

I spent six weeks in Eastern Congo to report on rape as a weapon of war. This is the first of a six-part series.
The Washington Times Link to Story
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Benazir's exclusive interview

I interviewed Pakistani political icon Benazir Bhutto two weeks before her assassination.
The Washington Times Link to Story
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Detained by Hezbollah, southern Lebanon

Hezbollah held me during the 2006 Lebanon war, curious about Americans, Israel and colleges
The Washington Times Link to Story
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Lebanese casualties buried in mass graves, awaiting peace

Dozens of Lebanon's dead were temporarily interred in mass graves awaiting return to their villages.
The Washington Times Link to Story
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California's Prop 64: Disappointing Results

CA's Prop 64 created the world's largest legal cannabis market in the heart of the largest black market.
Green Entrepreneur Link to Story
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24H in Yarmouk Hospital, Baghdad

A day in the life of Baghdad's Yarmouk teaching hospital, where medicine is nearly impossible.
The Washington Times Link to Story
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Pak. women are winning small political, social gains

21st Century Pakistani women seek political, social gains in a traditional society.
The Washington Times Link to Story
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The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas

Energy expert Adam N. Stulberg says the US will never be independent.
Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine Link to Story
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Kano Diary

Five weeks in Nigeria reporting on the polio epidemic that reinfected 23 countries. Please join me!
Int'l Reporting Project (Johns Hopkins) Link to Story

About

Betsy Pisik

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Skills

  • welding
  • drawing
  • investigations
  • photography
  • questioning authority
  • writing
  • reporting
  • speechwriting
  • public affairs
  • editing
  • mentoring