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Worldfocus “Blogwatch” brings bloggers to television features a range of international bloggers, showcases diverse perspectives and participates in a global conversation.

The Worldfocus television broadcast also features international bloggers in our daily “Blogwatch” segment, highlighting compelling voices discussing the world news of the day. Here is a selection of recent “Blogwatch” segments:

Thursday, April 16

On Thursday, India — the world’s largest democracy — wrapped up the first stage of its month-long general elections that will choose a new parliament to be seated later this spring.

Worldfocus featured an excerpt from 23-year-old blogger Smriti Srivastava’s post, “A voter’s diary: Elections 2009,” in a segment about the elections and featured her photographs and words in our Blogwatch: India, world’s largest democracy, heads to the polls.

Read Smriti Srivastava’s blog: “Memories of a Wandering Soul” 

Tuesday, April 14

Off the horn of Africa, pirates seized four more ships and took more than 60 crew members hostage, despite President Obama’s promise of a tougher policy on piracy.

Worldfocus featured an excerpt from journalist and blogger David Axe’s post, “Somali pirates versus the tuna trade,” in a segment about the continuing piracy problem. Mr. Axe has reported from Somalia and also works with contributor World Politics Review.

Read David Axe’s blog: “War is Boring

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