Worldfocus Best of 2009
Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009
Our signature stories delve into issues around the world -- from the long-term effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam and escalating gang violence in Mexico to discrimination against whites in South Africa and Afghan immigrants in Iran. See our best Signature videos of the year.
Posted: December 24, 2009 16:21
Empty stores, offices tell tale of Latvia’s economic fall
Until the global recession, the former Soviet republic of Latvia was experiencing the kind of growth that some described as miraculous. Now, it has all tumbled down, with unemployment at 14.5 percent.
Posted: April 20, 2009 14:41
Lithuanians cling to their language to protect culture
During 50 years of Soviet occupation, Lithuanians hung on to their language as a not-so-quiet form of rebellion. Today, they want to protect it -- not from an occupying force, but from other languages.
Posted: April 8, 2009 18:11
Estonia becomes E-stonia with digital revolution
A digital revolution is turning the tiny European nation of Estonia into a nation of Internet innovators. Estonians have put their digital identities onto their national identification cards, and much more.
Posted: April 7, 2009 15:16
Estonia emerges from Soviet rule to fight in Afghanistan
After NATO backed President Obama's new approach to the war in Afghanistan at a summit this weekend, Worldfocus reports on the commitment of one NATO ally -- the small eastern European nation of Estonia, population 1.3 million.
Posted: April 6, 2009 13:28
In the Newsroom
Newly-minted Estonian soldiers head to Afghanistan
Producer Sally Garner is reporting from Estonia and writes from a military base about the newly-independent country's contribution to the war in Afghanistan.
Posted: March 13, 2009 16:22
In the Newsroom
Latvians hold their breath with economy on the brink
Worldfocus producer Sally Garner is in Riga, Latvia, reporting on the country’s floundering economy. She writes about how the financial crisis has impacted daily life in Latvia.
Posted: March 6, 2009 12:30
Egypt’s journalists fight for free speech
Egyptian writers, reporters and bloggers face restrictions when expressing their views.
Posted: October 23, 2008 23:27
Web Original Video
Egyptian bloggers cite censorship, arrest and torture
Worldfocus spoke with Egyptian bloggers about freedom, the press and taking blogging to the streets -- or behind bars.
Posted: October 23, 2008 16:56
Egyptians express views on America
Egypt has one of the longest-running political and military U.S. alliances in the Middle East, but the U.S.- Egypt relationship continues to evolve.
Posted: October 21, 2008 12:37