Asia: On history and hope
Just hours after Barack Obama was named President-Elect, bloggers across the Pacific began recording their thoughts on the historic victory. Hoa Quach reviews blogs from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Today's Faves: Three cheers for McCain
Voices without Votes continuously aggregates interesting links about the election from world bloggers. Our authors take turns picking their top 3 personal favorites every weekday. Nervous about the election yet? Here's a triple dose of McCain favoritism brought to you from bloggers around the world.
Who Won the Debate?
During the run up to the vice presidential debate, there was much media and blogosphere speculation as how Governor Sarah Palin might handle the debate, whether or not Senator Joe Biden would be able to control himself, and of course, who would win. Voices without Votes covered much of this...
Debate Watch: The Global Twittersphere Favors Biden
Throughout the campaign thus far, Voices without Votes has been keeping an eye on the Twittersphere. Last week, we followed our global Tweeps (that's Twitterspeak for “friends”) as they commented on the first presidential debate. Tonight, we followed those same Tweeps (and a few newcomers), spread out around the world,...
Global Journalists Blog Reactions to Sarah Palin
The Washington Post‘s PostGlobal is an effort to bring global issues to the mainstream. Calling itself an “experiment in global, collaborative journalism” the site, moderated by David Ignatius and Fareed Zakaria, offers global perspectives on current issues. Twice a week, foreign independent journalists answer a question put forth by PostGlobal‘s...
MENA: Visas of Fulbright scholars revoked
Earlier this week three Palestinians, recipients of prestigious Fulbright scholarships to study in the United States, had their visas revoked by the US, preventing them from taking up the scholarships. A fourth, a high-school student on a separate programme, was also stopped. Yet two and a half months ago, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had personally intervened to make sure that the grant winners would be able to go. Why the last-minute change of heart? Bloggers from around the Middle East have a number of theories.
An Interview with Blogger Darryl Wolk
Many bloggers around the world have been talking about the upcoming U.S. elections. One such blogger is the Darryl Wolk, who resides in Canada and blogs about politics in general. Jillian York recently had the opportunity to ask the prolific blogger a few questions about his life, interest in politics, and thoughts on the 2008 U.S. elections.
Global: “I'm Voting Republican”
“I'm Voting Republican“, a short film created by Charlie Steak and SyntheticHuman Pictures, has quickly gone viral and created quite a stir on the internet. A sample quote from the parody: I'm voting Republican because I think new drugs should be made available immediately, whether they've been tested properly...
France: Obama is NOT what we call “left wing”
The US presidential election is seen by many in France as a chance to reassess the Franco-American relationship and find a common ground, writes Lova Rakotomalala, who looks at a new Facebook group, by French socialists, supporting Senator Barack Obama.
Too Young to Vote
Although Voices without Votes aims to cover the international perspective on the U.S. elections, non-citizens aren't the only ones without a vote. American youth, that is, those under the voting age of 18, are also voteless - but not voiceless! Here is a smattering of what American youth (and their parents) have to say about the primaries, the candidates, and the upcoming nominations.