John Liebhardt · July, 2008

I am a freelance journalist living in Suva, Fiji.

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Flap continues over ‘Obama is my slave’ t-shirt

Lost in the hubbub of last week’s New Yorker cartoon flap was another image controversy regarding Democratic nominee for President Barack Obama. The second deals with a self-proclaimed provocateur going by the name Apollo Braun, a designer of a line of t-shirts stating “Obama Is My Slave”, “Who Killed Obama?”,“Jews Against Obama” and “Obama=Hitler.” John Liebhardt brings us the latest buzz from the blogosphere.

Did New Yorker Obama cartoon cross the line?

A cartoon on the cover of the U.S.-based publication the New Yorker stirred passions throughout the blogosphere. The cartoon, displayed on the front of the July 21, 2008 edition of...

What Barack Obama means to South African politics

In South Africa, a country with its own difficult history regarding racism, an interesting debate has broken out in the blogosphere regarding what a Barack Obama candidacy -- and a possible presidency -- would mean to politics, and politicians, everywhere, writes John Liebhardt.