BIC/MENA and civil society representatives from Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Yemen among others successfully engaged the World Bank at the 2011 Civil Society Policy Forum of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings.
Egyptian civil society representatives met…
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- The Margin: HBO Max quietly pulls 200 ‘Sesame Street’ episodes to save money, angering parents and fansViewers shared their dismay on Twitter: 'You have to be a special kind of evil to remove episodes of Sesame Street of all things'
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