February, 2008

Stories from February, 2008

Evangelicals have smaller… you know what

There seems to be plenty of critiques of this year’s presidential candidate websites. Here’s something I noticed for myself. While I was looking for Hillary’s and Obama’s speeches from last...

Arabisto.com: “The Arab-American Street”

Arabisto.com is a site that aims to share news and commentary on the Middle East with mainstream news readers. The site also features the opinions of a diverse group of...

Morocco: U.S. Elections Update

So far, Moroccan bloggers have been surprisingly mute on the subject of U.S. politics (save for the posts already mentioned on this site, of course). As Lounsbury of 'Aqoul put it last week, "there is but passing interest in MENA" [of U.S. politics]. Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, the interest in the blogoma (Moroccan blogosphere) comes from those who do have votes, namely Moroccans who are U.S. citizens and Americans who reside in Morocco. As they are currently the only representation of the blogoma, I will share what they're saying, with the hope that the rest of the blogoma reacts.

Iran: Transparency, Obama and Romney

The US elections is stirring the interest of Iran's bloggers, with bloggers comparing between the elections in America and Iran. Others are discussing the impact of the elections on the relations with their country in an election, they admit is hard to ignore, reports Hamid Tehrani.

Japanese Bloggers on Super Tuesday

While Super Tuesday has come and gone in the U.S., conversations carry on in its wake among bloggers in the booming Japanese blogosphere. What do bloggers in the world's second largest economy think of the presidential elections of their major trading partner? In this post: Japanese views on Clinton, Obama, Edwards, McCain and Ron Paul.

Obama: The Religion Question

Is he a Muslim or an atheist? Did he take his oath for office on a Bible or a Quran? Is he sympathetic towards the Arabs or the Jews? These are some of the questions being murmured by bloggers across the Middle East about presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Here are the reactions of some bloggers from Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Palestine.

A Haitian Blogger on the Next American President

Pascale, a Haitian living in Abu Dhabi who blogs at Natifnatal, wrote a post about the American presidential election from a “Third World” perspective. Given America's impact, the outcome of this election matters not just for U.S. voters, but people around the world. Can politicians like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton help the US write a new chapter?

World's Eyes on Obama

As his ratings continue to slip in the primaries, US presidential hopeful Barack Obama's popularity is on the rise among bloggers around the world. Global Voices Online editors and contributors joined hands to bring us the reactions of bloggers from Japan, Haiti, Republic of Macedonia, Pakistan, India, Ukraine, Singapore and Chile in this article.

Israel: President Bush Visits Israel

When American President George W. Bush arrived in Israel in January, English speaking Israeli bloggers had primarily two concerns: Complaints about the short-term discomfort that high security would cause Jerusalemites in their daily routines, and concern about rockets launched from Lebanon and ongoing attacks from Gaza hailing Bush's visit.

Egypt: America Decides

The United States is a the only Super Power in today's Unipolar World. And that's why it takes people here two years to talk about the Presidential Elections there before it even starts, and they continue talking about it for another two years later, writes Tarek Amr, who brings us the latest buzz from the Egyptian blogosphere on the elections, the presidential race and the candidates.