Stories about Elections from June, 2007
Why was a Syrian student blogger sued in the US? What should the Syrians do in Lebanon? Where is Arab Nationalism leading us to and what do you feel when you pack five cities into 11 days? These are some of the issues Syrian bloggers were talking about in this week's review by Yazan Badran.
In this week’s round-up from the Egyptian blogosphere, I am highlighting freedom of worship from two blog posts by Big Pharaoh and Baha’i Faith in Egypt, how an Egyptian blogger has started covering blogs for a weekly newspaper in Egypt, how anti-torture campaigns by bloggers extend to one of Egypt’s coastal cities and finally a technological tip by Greendata blog for Facebook users.
Kathmandu Speaks on the importance of the Constituent Assembly polls.
Sean's Russia Blog is disappointed that it's CNN International – not CNN in the United States – that's broadcasting a whole week of daily half-hour series called “Eye on Russia: The New Dawn.”
Uzbekistan's president has been making numerous trips to various regions of Uzbekistan in what Jamiyat of neweurasia calls the launch of a re-election campaign.
In the early 90s, the press was controlled, and only the privileged had access to the new internet phenomenon. Once the telecommunications industry was privatized, many more had access to the world wide web, and as a result many more people had the opportunity to blog. Political parties, watchdog groups, and even a member of an elite army unit now had the power to say what they wanted.
Afghanistanica considers what makes for an electable presidential candidate in Afghanistan.
Morocco author Jillian York addressed a youth conference, organised by DABA, in conjunction with the National Democratic Institute's Morocco branch. The three-day event, which aimed at reevaluating political involvement in Morocco in the run-up to the 2007 legislative elections, also focused on building the capacity of young opinion leaders in citizen journalism skills, with an online emphasis in order to increase dialogue about issues of concern to youth.
Ximena Garcia of Say Something [ES] knows that election campaigns spend a lot of money, but hopes that much of that does not go into what she calls “anti-campaign” or negative campaigning.
Bloggings by Boz presents his latest installment of poll number roundups, which includes a new poll that finds that Costa Ricans would support the passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement.
“In the soap opera of Albanian politics today's episode should be about the election of a new President,” begins Our Man in Tirana.
Chisinau has a non-Communist new mayor, and Public Policy Watch believes he will introduce change and reforms for Moldova's capital.
Sean's Russia Blog highlights Ramzan Kadyrov's views on Putin and democracy: “Why can Kazakhstan have a president-for-life? Or Turkmenistan? Why can't Russia have one too?”
In this week’s round-up from Egypt, Big Pharaoh is back, bloggers are unhappy with the Press, a blogger who was arrested last week is now free, public opinion is not taken on top movies, and finally a court case in motion to block and shut down 50 blogs and websites....
“This country is facing some huge home-grown problems, together with a multitude of challenges presented by a rapidly-changing world.” Sir Arthur Foulkes, guest authoring at Bahama Pundit, thinks that it is time for the PLP to “get over their frustration and settle down to the job the people elected them...
No single candidate for Russia's “liberal opposition” – Mark MacKinnon reports on Grigori Yavlinsky's decision to run for president in 2008: “Can he really be this vain and out of touch with reality? […] A decent man, who might have been Russian president if the Russian people admired him even...
Municipal elections are being planned in Jordan for next month and Naseem Al Tarawnah updates us on poll projections.
Elecciones Guatemala [ES] is a new website dedicated to the upcoming electoral season in Guatemala.
Latest news from Sierra Leone on Sweet Sierra Leone blog: Helicopter crash and President Kabbah exit speech.
Ethiopian bloggers were among the first to report on a court's shock decision to convict 38 opposition politicians of a range of serious charges including "outrages against the constitution" earlier this week.
Romero GT [ES] links to and analyzes the web design of various political parties in Guatemala.