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Comments from Syria on the U.S. Elections

The Syrian blogosphere, particularly the contingent that blogs in English, has been somewhat quiet about the U.S. elections, at least in comparison to its neighbors. It's no secret that many bloggers in the Arab world are frustrated with some of Obama's policies, even if they are glad that some change has come. In this post, we will take a look at three different Syrian perspectives on the recent elections in the U.S.

Armenia: Bloggers React to Obama Victory

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.

Francophone bloggers: Barack, don't disappoint

Like much of the world, France held its breath on the night of the election. It woke the next day happy and elated. Bloggers from France and throughout La Francophonie, however, understand that the road ahead for President Obama is long and difficult. Read what's on their minds.

El Salvador: Around the Blogosphere

The blogger from Soy Salvadoreño [es] (I am Salvadoran) wrote the following post soon after the election of Barack Obama, and linked to several of his fellow bloggers from El Salvador. This is a translation of his post.

Kenya Celebrates Obama's Victory

Kenyans stayed awake and celebrated Obama victory. Senator beer got more famous! Others wondered why Kenya spent so much money marketing the country while all they needed was one famous man, and now everybody knows about Kenya.

The Arab World Reacts to Rahm Emanuel's Appointment

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...

The votes are in: An overwhelming loss for mainstream media

Those of the left, right, center, communist or socialist blocks all agree about one thing: The failure of the mainstream media in its coverage of the road to the White House. Is this merely post-election griping? It can't all be. What issues afflict the mainstream media?

The Lusosphere for Obama

See how bloggers from Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde and East Timor are celebrating Obama as the new US president, and how they hope his election will bring change to their own countries.

Caribbean: Yes, They Did!

Barack Obama's historic win in the US Presidential election was as much the Caribbean's as it was America's and regional bloggers still have not come down from Cloud 9…

Morocco: On Hope

Moroccans were no exception to celebration to the reverie that exploded around the world last night following Obama's victory. Although the Moroccan blogosphere (Blogoma) is somewhat critical of Senator Barack Obama, as results poured in, so did the posts, which were overwhelmingly supportive.