Watching “World Watch”

On Tuesday, CBSnews.com launched World Watch, “a blog in which the men and women of CBS News, our eyes and ears around the world, showcase their original reporting” because “as we watch an unprecedented worldwide economic crisis, two unresolved conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the foreign policy of a new American president, our global connections have never been more important.” So far, in addition to updates from Mumbai, there’s a post from Zimbabwe on the cholera outbreak there (“close to 3,000 people have died of cholera in Zimbabwe so far” since August and, also: “Zimbabwe now has the world’s highest rate of inflation, last estimated at 231 million percent in July, and an unemployment rate which stands at more than 90 percent.”)

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.