Amira Al Hussaini

A Bahraini journalist, translator, editor, blogger and wanna be artist – in no particular order. I am also Global Voices Online's Middle East and North Africa and Arabic Language Editor.

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Obama's Senate Seat for Sale!

President-elect Barack Obama's Illinois senate seat is vacant - and up for sale for the highest bidder. Bloggers from around the world chime in to catch up on the action after Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested and charged by the FBI of corruption in the selection of Obama's successor for the empty Senate seat.

Egypt: Getting High on Obama

Barack Obama's popularity in Egypt reaches a new high - with the introduction of a narcotic to the market bearing the President-elect's name. According to bloggers, dealers in the Mediterranean town of Marsa Matrouh are selling Obama branded hashish.

The October Surprises

October has come and gone .. and bloggers are still asking what the highly anticipated October surprise could have been. Here are a few scenarios from bloggers from around the world.

Sing Along to the White House

Talent is pouring out from all corners of the globe in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Here are some songs celebrating the Illinois Senator from Ghana, Japan and Germany.

What the World Thinks of America

More and more Americans are looking outside the box to see what the rest of the world thinks about the their country and the role it plays in the lives of millions worldwide. Here are two projects which ventured outside the US to poll international citizens for their views.

Dressing Up Palin

The self-confessed moose-hunting hockey mom Sarah Palin has spent a whopping $150,000 on hair, make-up and wardrobe, shopping in places where Joe-six-pack would only dream of window shopping. Bloggers from around the world react.

Dear American Voter: An International Perspective

Americans will soon be going to the polls to make a decision on behalf of the entire world. At least this is what international folks say. To shed light on what ‘foreigners' think and feel, Link TV has launched Dear American Voter, a pioneering project in which people from outside the US send video messages to Americans. Here is a cross-section of reactions, focusing on international affairs.

Dear American Voter

In less than two weeks Americans will be going to the polls to make a decision on behalf of the entire world. At least this is what international folks say. To shed light on what ‘foreigners' think and feel, Link TV has launched Dear American Voter, a pioneering project in which people from outside the US send video messages to Americans. Here is a cross-section of reactions.

When Fey Meets Palin

She did it again. And this time the real Sarah Palin was in the house. Tina Fey, with her uncanny resemblance to the vice presidential Republican candidate, has continued to leave viewers from around the world in stitches. Here is a cross-section of reactions from around the world, following Palin's appearance on Saturday Night Live. And is satire and humour what is keeping people from around the world glued to their television screens on the look out for political gaffes?

Are Hate and Fear still powerful forces in America?

A Negro, a Muslim and an anti-American. These are just some of the names Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has been called over the past few days. Is Obama in danger and are hate and fear still powerful forces in America? Bloggers from around the world react.