· October, 2008

Stories Middle East & North Africa from October, 2008

Today's Faves: Dubai, Perth and Lima

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. Today's picks take us to the United Arab Emirates, Australia and Peru.

Today's Faves: Don't Vote, Obamamania, and One Hot Mama

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. Today's picks take us to blogs from Palestine, Canada and the UK.

International bloggers on U.S. helicopter attack in Syria

Sunday's U.S. helicopter attack in Syria showed that the Bush administration is now using a more aggressive approach towards suspected insurgents in the region. With less than a week to go before the Presidential election, how will this new strategy affect the Obama and McCain campaigns in the eyes of the voters?

Hanging Sarah Palin in Effigy

When news broke that a West Hollywood couple had hung a Sarah Palin effigy by a noose outside their home as part of a Halloween display, the blogosphere could hardly contain itself. Although many bloggers agreed that the effigy was not a crime, there was a general feeling that it was in bad taste.

Obama: Still not an Arab

After more than 20 months on the campaign trail, dozens of interviews, thousands of headlines, it seems some people still aren't sure whether Obama is "an Arab" or not. He is not.

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.

International bloggers tackle polling

For many of us, scanning poll results have become a fixture of politics. The media has long been criticized for covering elections much like a horse race instead of concentrating on issues and probing the mind of voters. Candidates often complain about the polls, too, especially when those results show them trailing. International bloggers weigh in.

Today's Faves: A Letter, a Song, and Dance for Obama

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. Today's links are a little heavy on the Obama-side, but end in song and dance.

The fourth branch of the U.S. government

As the 2008 election faces its final days of campaigning, newspapers nation-wide are taking on their role as the “fourth branch of the government” by endorsing either candidate. Over the weekend, Alaska’s largest newspaper Anchorage Daily News announced its endorsement of Democratic nominee Barack Obama, despite its governor on the opposing ticket.

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.