Monthly Archives: March 2009

The BBC World Service is at a turning point

I’m sorry that I haven’t posted on this earlier but – like many interesting topics – I came across the whole question by chance.  Having read a little more about the issues involved, the whole subject  seems so fundamental that … Continue reading

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One hundred years of (Inter)National Women’s Day (NWD)

In a year that seems to have been one anniversary after another,  yesterday – 28 February – marked the centenary of the first National Women’s Day.  Officially, however, the centenary celebrations won’t be held until 2011 because National Women’s Day … Continue reading

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