Stories New Zealand from November, 2008
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?
Fourth World Voices: We Can Too
African-American politician Barack Obamaâ€™s White House victory is seen as their own triumph by many in the world. But what does the marginalized and invisible world â€“ the Fourth World â€“ think of Americaâ€™s first multicultural president? Indigenous peoples offer watchful hope for change; many adopt the spirit of â€œYes we can.â€
The view from the Pacific (and its environs)
As the first results come in, what are people living in Oceania and Asia thinking about the election? John Liebhardt brings us the latest reactions from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the Philippines.