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Thank You, and Goodbye!
Voices without Votes is proud to have worked with so many Global Voices bloggers and friends around the world to provide a global perspective on the U.S. presidential elections in 2008. Special thanks to Reuters for the commission, to Jeremy Clarke who built the website, and Amira al Hussaini who expertly managed a super team of bloggers.
The best of VwV and the presidential campaign
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...
Breaking News: Bush Ducks Shoes
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.
Egypt: Wael Abbas refuses to meet President Bush
Egyptian blogger and activist Wael Abbas just announced on his blog that he turned down an invitation to meet up with Bush. Marwa Rakha translates his post from Arabic.
France: From “Yes we Can!” to “Yes you Must!”
Amazed Parisians are still reeling after discovering billboards featuring President Sarkozy, pictured as U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, after Shepard Fairey's famous poster, with the wonders working comment Yes We Can! Suzanne Lehn gives us a chronological break down of what happened and how the Yes We Can slogan became Yes We Must!
Malian Artists, American Politics & Guns N’ Roses
Inauguration day on January 20, 2009, shapes up to be an event to remember for many historical reasons. One of the more mundane reasons will be the invitation extended by president elect Barack Obama to the Malian duo Amadou et Mariam. Lova Rakotomalala connects the dots between music, art and American politics in this post.
Social Media and The Making of the President
How influential was the web in this year's presidential election? Many onlookers and supporters of Barack Obama claim the President-Elect's mastery of video, audio and blogs helped him win the vote. A few international bloggers debate the role social media played in Obama's victory.
Rising Voices Bloggers on Obama's Victory
Bloggers from around the world, including those trained in Rising Voices outreach projects, have been penning their reactions to President-Elect Barack Obamaâ€™s victory in Tuesdayâ€™s election in the United States. David Sasaki brings us the story.
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?
Australia welcomes Obama, well most
Australian bloggers found their voices after being glued to the media or live-blogging the election for most of Wednesday our time. Kevin Rennie zooms in on reactions from Down Under.