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Interview: New media key to Obama campaign

Embracing innovative new tools on the Internet and mobile phones to engage citizens has been central to the communications success of Barack Obama’s US presidential campaign, says Brian Fetherstonhaugh, chairman and CEO of OgilvyOne Worldwide, in an interview with EurActiv.

IPP Media: What Africa expects from the US elections

Obama, Armenian genocide claims and historical facts by CENAP ÇAKMAK

American presidential candidate Barack Obama recently reaffirmed his commitment to the recognition of the alleged Armenian genocide.

US: Obama’s campaign: a model for newsrooms

By Lauren Drablier

The Obama presidential campaign has proved to be not only an example of how to run an effective campaign – but how to run an effective newsroom.  Obama’s focus on technology is key; by using email, Facebook, YouTube, text messages and a custom iPhone application he manages to stay in touch with staff and supporters.

Top Ten Challenges Facing the Next Secretary of Homeland Security (PDF; 428 KB)
Source: Homeland Security Advisory Council (via Federation of American Scientists)

Obama renews commitment to ‘Armenian genocide’ recognition

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama. has reiterated his commitment to recognize the World War I-era killings of Armenians during the Ottoman Empire as

Waiting for an election result

It is a brave or possibly simply vain commentator that is prepared to add even one more word to the zillions already published on today’s American presidential election.

EU-Digest:: A European Obama? – Ahmed Aboutaleb chosen as Rotterdam’s new Mayor

By A-News

Ahmed Aboutaleb, the new Mayor of Rotterdam

EU-Digest focus on Ahmed Aboutaleb, the new Mayor of Rotterdam

A European Obama? – Ahmed Aboutaleb chosen as Rotterdam’s new Mayor

A Moroccan-born Dutch politician who told immigrants to either integrate or take the next plane home, will become the first immigrant to lead Rotterdam, one of the Netherlands’ major cities and Europe’s number one container Port. On Jan. 1, Ahmed Aboutaleb will take the reins of Rotterdam, a city and subburbian region of some 1 million people, when incumbent Ivo Opstelten retires.


EU-Russia relations expected to deteriorate if McCain wins

Europe might find it harder to maintain good relations with Russia if Republican nominee John McCain wins the US presidential election, according to scholars surveyed by EurActiv. Despite McCain’s much larger experience of European affairs, Obama is widely considered to be more supportive of EU policies and better suited to improving the overall mood of transatlantic security relations.

Obama: The new guy in town by EMRE USLU & ÖNDER AYTAÇ

In Op-Ed

Short of a surprise, Barack Obama will be the next president of the United States. It will be a truly historic period for American politics as well as world affairs. Given that the basic premises of Obama’s election strategy are "hope" and "change," one should ask in what direction "change" in American policies will be evolving and to whom it brings hope.

Obama or McCain for Turkey?

In Columnists

This week the American people are electing their next president. No doubt this election carries global implications. Is it time for change, as advocated by Obama’s supporters, or is it a time to be cautious and carry on with neocon American unilateralism? We will see.

Nov. 4: Election Day and surgery day

In Columnists

Writing about Nov. 4, the American election was the last thing on my mind until McCain started the battle against Obama about redistribution of wealth. Even the plumber guy was not in my interest, but this is something to write about.

Pre-US election links and the like worth a look

By nosemonkey on US

– As that all-important US election looms ever closer, EU foreign ministers are meeting today to discuss how to rebuild those battered ties between Europe and America that conventional wisdom sees as having been so badly damaged during the Bush years. Across Europe – hell, across the world – everyone is waiting for Wednesday’s result. But pretty much every prediction is just speculation.

Obama: in the words of a Turkish journalist

By yuvakuran

Barack Obama is not your average politician. This presidential hopeful became a bona fide popular culture icon all over the world, from Europe to Africa with only few exceptions, one of which is Turkey.

Ahu Özyurt, the Washington correspondent for the private broadcaster CNNTürk and the daily Milliyet, followed and even worked on Obama’s campaign, in her own words, putting aside her impartiality as a journalist. After following him through many states where she distributed flyers, attended campaign meetings and tried to convince people to vote, she finally decided to write down the story she personally witnessed.

The Obama Revolution

By Chris Newfield

I realized how this is going to work while not making it through 10 minutes of Sunday CNN in Lyon and flipping to a cable channel called Demain.TV, and finding a show whose French title means "Desperately seeking a French Obama." One of its guests was a woman called KhédidjaBencherif, la Présidenteducomitédesoutienparisien à Barack Obama, a group in Paris that supports Obama. The host asked her why, since you can’t vote for him. She said because he represents the possiblity of a society without exclusion. And she said if this happened in many societies it would change the world.

Barack Obama inspires art and fashion in Paris and Barcelo


By Ariadna Matamoros Fernàndez / Nabeelah Shabbir

Five Election Myths

By Anne Applebaum on U.S. Democratic Party

Election Day, as always, is fraught with peril. Beware the seductiveness of opinion polls, which can mislead badly; beware the even greater attraction of exit polls, which have so often been wrong.

Who did Europe like best in the White House?

Presidents on parade

HISTORY is littered with world leaders who, while seeing their popularity slide at home, continued to win accolades abroad. Domestic and foreign audiences may have vastly divergent views on the issues, or may assign different weight than the other group to a president’s stance on, say, foreign policy. So it would not be surprising if a list of the greatest all-time American presidents compiled by Americans differed from a ranking of American presidents compiled by Europeans.

US better understood Turkey after Sept. 11, Wilson said

The United States understood Turkey much better after the Cold War and especially after Sept. 11, said Ross Wilson, the U.S. ambassador to Ankara in an exclusive interview. “Turkey is a democratic,

US Presidential elections and the world


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Waiting for Obama

Aijaz Zaka Syed

Europe Needs a Strong American Partner!

Eckart von Klaeden: No matter whom the American voters elect, a radical change in US foreign policy towards its European allies is unlikely. Both McCain and Obama would generally continue to follow the multilateral course pursued by President Bush in his second term of office and before him by President Clinton.

Posts from America (3) – The only day that counts is tomorrow

Michelle Ob...

Image by Getty Images via Daylife

Michelle Obama flew in today and held a rally at the College of South Nevada. The accompanying photo shows her at the event. Her speech went down really well with the enthusiastic audience of around five hundred, who stood in the glorious sunshine to chant ‘Yes We Can!’ and show their appreciation of Michelle’s part in the campaign.

Posts from America (2) – Viva Las Vegas

Sheila Burnham of N...

Image by Getty Images via Daylife

I’ve never been to Nevada before and I may be suffering from culture shock. There’s a well known phrase that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas and I certainly don’t intend to give a lengthy explanation of the ins and outs of last night so I’ll skip straight to the campaigning…

Obama extends lead into final day

John McCain enters the final day of the 2008 presidential contest facing what even some prominent Republicans were dubbing a difficult fight as a clutch of polls showed Democrat Barack Obama’s national lead widening into the double digits

The heavy weight of expectations

Great presidents inspire but they also deliver. The plain fact is that Barack Obama will not be able to deliver what he has promised. The problems he will confront are too difficult. Enthusiasm among the Democratic candidate’s supporters is not just naive, it borders on the deranged, writes Clive Crook

US election road trip: What will change if Obama wins?

By James Ridgeway on John McCain

An Obama victory may transform the face and spirit of the nation far more than it changes the substance of its policies

Oliver Burkeman’s Campaign Diary: The top 25 moments of the election campaign, part one

By Oliver Burkeman on Mike Huckabee

In an election campaign this long, and this filled with memorable moments, strange things begin to happen to memory and one’s sense of time: it feels like years ago now that Barack Obama, somewhat stunned, approached the podium to celebrate victory in the Iowa caucuses, and more than three weeks since Joe the Plumber ambled into our lives. Who even remembers the antics of the Republican primary debates, or the furore over Hillary Clinton’s gas tax holiday proposal? To jog your memory, and to kill some time while we wait for America to vote, here are
25 key moments from the race for the White House. This post contains the first dozen, in chronological order, starting with Obama announcing his candidacy for president in February last year. Part two follows shortly…

European lessons from the web-election of Obama 08

Wrapup: Google election info

By Karen

Tomorrow, Americans across the country will vote (or finish voting), and we want you to find as much information as you’d like concerning this historic 2008 election. Here are three steps for getting the full scoop:

Citizens, Media Use Social Media to Monitor Election

In voter suppression wiki

In a YouTube video uploaded on October 24, a husband and wife couple from Oregon sit at their kitchen table and fill out their mail-in voting ballots for the 2008 election. The wife explains to the camera that Oregon has had mail-in voting for "about the last 10 years," and the two walk the viewer through the entire voting process, at one point announcing that Barack Obama was their "candidate of choice."


Jonathan Jones: It’s time to embrace American culture again

By Jonathan Jones on World news

"America flips a coin", as The Simpsons put it in a classic Halloween parody of Clinton v Dole back in the 1990s. Except this time the coin will determine so much about America‘s relationship with the rest of the world. A country stands poised to leap in international eyes from zero to hero. And yet, this has happened before, sort of. It’s truly amazing how profoundly American elections shape the culture of an era. In the two-term Clinton presidency, it was OK for the European Left to love America. I certainly went on a journey. I remember as a student in the Reagan era sitting in a police cell after a demonstration, telling jokes about the shuttle astronauts. But when I actually got to see the US they had a charismatic Democrat in the White House, we still had John Major, and the liberal east coast seemed a utopian land of coffee, conceptual art and free cable. Now a new generation of Europeans may allow themselves to recognise America’s strengths.


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