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Lisa is a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is currently studying Media Studies and Public Policy. She is currently a News & Production intern at KPIX-TV/CBS 5 News in San Francisco, and previously interned at the CBS News national bureau in Washington, D.C. She is eager to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.
Tragedy Off Lampedusa: How Poverty and Population Factors Sink the Future of Immigrants
When tragedy struck off the coast of a small Sicilian island and a ship carrying 500 African immigrants sunk, our eyes were opened to the larger questions about the dynamics of the region: Why are these people fleeing their sub-Saharan homelands in droves, and why are they willing to pay, both in money and in their lives, for a slim chance at escape?