Stories Media & Internet from February, 2008
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.
Indonesians for Obama
Indonesian bloggers are rallying behind US Presidential hopeful Barak Obama in a unique way - through a Facebook group called Indonesia for Obama '08. Although they naturally cannot vote, they are nevertheless making their voices heard.
Obama would be killed if elected
img: Nathan Fox Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing believes Barack Obama would be assassinated if he were elected U.S. president: “He would probably not last long, a black man in the position of president. They would kill him,” Lessing said in the interview published Saturday,” quoted in the International Herald...
Evangelicals have smallerâ€¦ you know what
There seems to be plenty of critiques of this yearâ€™s presidential candidate websites. Hereâ€™s something I noticed for myself. While I was looking for Hillaryâ€™s and Obamaâ€™s speeches from last week, I observed that Clintonâ€™s site was smaller than Obamaâ€™s in width! At where I work, we have been targeting...
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 bloggers with ties to the Middle East and North Africa. Last August, Amira al Hussaini interviewed Nadia Gergis, founder of...
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.