Predict some good news for the world, or your part of it, in 2009.

Posted by Lauren Keane on December 29, 2008 1:50 AM


Nikos Konstandaras is managing editor and a columnist of Kathimerini, the leading Greek morning daily. He is also the founding editor of Kathimerini’s English Edition, which is published as a supplement to The International Herald Tribune in Greece, Cyprus and Albania. He worked as a correspondent for The Associated Press from 1989 to 1997 before joining the Greek press and has reported from many countries in the region.

We Need to Rethink Our Views for 2009

If we do not have good news in 2009 then we will certainly have very bad news, both locally and globally, because 2008 showed that we have to rethink everything that we took for granted since World War II.

Nikos Konstandaras Athens, Greece | 2 COMMENTS
Dec 30, 2008 at 12:08 PM
Daoud Kuttab is a Palestinian journalist. He was born in Jerusalem in 1955. He is a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University in the United States. Mr. Kuttab is the former director of the Institute of Modern Media at Al Quds University in Ramallah, Palestine and the founder of AmmanNet, the Arab world's first internet radio station. His personal web page is

Gaza Siege Will End in 2009

Daoud Kuttab Jerusalem/Amman, Jordan | 6 COMMENTS
Miklós Vámos is a Hungarian novelist, screenwriter and talk show host. He is one of the most read and respected writers in his native Hungary. He has taught at Yale University on a Fulbright fellowship, served as The Nation’s East European correspondent, worked as consultant on the Oscar-winning film Mephisto, and presented Hungary’s most-watched cultural television show. Vámos has received numerous awards for his plays, screenplays, novels and short stories, including the Hungarian Merit Award for lifetime achievement. The Book of Fathers is considered his most accomplished novel and has sold 200,000 copies in Hungary.

In Hungary, At Least We Still Have Our Sense of Humor

Miklos Vamos Budapest, Hungary | 1 COMMENTS
Leon Krauze is a Mexican blogger and a founder of

In Mexico, Hope Lies With the Voters

Leon Krauze Mexico | 3 COMMENTS

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