Less than one year ago, Voices without Votes was created to offer a voice of those who couldn't vote in the U.S. presidential election to those who could. Our exciting journey has reached its final destination with Barack Obama's inauguration today. However, before we say “goodbye,” our authors have chosen...
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It was an incident that lasted a mere 12 seconds. But as soon as bloggers the world over watched Muntadar Al Zeidi throw not one, but both his shoes, at US President George W Bush in a Press conference held in Iraq today, reactions - several in 140 characters or less in the Twittersphere - spread faster than you could say â€˜footwearâ€™ â€¦ twice.
Recharge your video camera. Tell Barack Obama what you think he should do when he becomes president. Read on, for an opportunity for citizens around the world to be heard by television viewers in the USA.
The election of Barack Obama prompted hope throughout Africa that the perception of the continent and the nature of relations between Africa and the US will now be different. However, many bloggers are now warning their fellow Africans against unrealistic expectations. The fact that Obamaâ€™s father was Kenyan, they argue, will not alter the fact that Obama was elected by Americans to look out for American interests in the world.
With ethnic Armenians spread worldwide, the reaction to Barack Obama's victory was not just confined to the Republic. U.S. citizen Nazarian, for example, even voted. Artur brings us the story.
It was announced this morning that President-Elect Barack Obama had selected Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff. Emanuel, who served as a top adviser to President Bill Clinton and is now a member of the House, is known in the U.S. for his aggressive determination. His service to the...
It's official now, Obama is the 44th president of the United States, and for sure the Egyptian bloggers have mixed opinions about the new president of the world ... ehm ... USA. Tarek Amr brings us the latest reactions from Egypt.
The region (and indeed the world) thinks it knows who has won the race to the White House, but the suspense is killing Caribbean bloggers. Seriously. The mood in the blogosphere is positively electric, with (almost) everyone catching Obamamania...
â€œPerhaps no other country in the world sees itself as directly affected by Tuesdayâ€™s outcome as much as Iraqâ€¦ If any case could be made that non-Americans should be allowed to vote for either Obama or McCain, then Iraqis would get the first go.â€ So who would Iraqi bloggers vote for? There is a very wide range of opinions to choose from.