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Election 2008 The World is Watching

September 2008

Blog DiscussionBloggers from Iran, Pakistan, respond to U.S. DebateBloggers from Iran, Pakistan, respond to U.S. Debate
September 29, 2008
International bloggers give their assessment of last Friday's first presidential debate and how the next U.S. administration should deal with Iran's nuclear threat, terrorism in Pakistan and a rising China.

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DISPATCHLebanese-Americans in the Land of HezbollahLebanese-Americans in the Land of Hezbollah
September 26, 2008
In the enclave of Bint Jbeil, the largest town in southern Lebanon, there are strong emigrant ties to the U.S. Asking residents about who should become the next U.S. president is fine. Asking them about Hezbollah is not.

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Editor's NoteEnd In SightEnd In Sight
September 24, 2008
So far, our coverage of how the world views the election has presented a bit of a dilemma -- how to report the story fairly and impartially when the preponderance of international opinion favors one candidate over the other.

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Video DispatchTaliban Goes After MediaPakistan
Taliban Goes After Media
September 22, 2008
In this interview with a prominent newspaper publisher who has received death threats from the Taliban for being pro-American, she describes why the next U.S. administration has a difficult but crucial role.

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PRI The World Radio ReportAmerica's Image AbroadAmerica's Image Abroad
September 17, 2008
With the world watching the presidential race so closely, there is deep scrutiny of how the next president might change America's image abroad and the unpopular policies behind it. The World's Matthew Bell reports.

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Editor's NoteWhat the World Is Saying About the U.S. ElectionWhat the World Is Saying About the U.S. Election
September 4, 2008
A round up of international election coverage we like, and a question: Why is it taking the United States longer than so many other nations to shatter the glass ceiling?

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PRI The World Radio ReportWhat Would McCain's Foreign Policy Look Like? What Would McCain's Foreign Policy Look Like?
September 4, 2008
The World reporter Matthew Bell canvasses a number of views on what Sen. John McCain's foreign policy would be like if he were elected president. McCain has been getting praise at the GOP Convention this week for being tough on national security.

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DispatchWanted: African-born RepublicansWanted: African-born Republicans
September 4, 2008
Robert Ngwu may be the loneliest man at the GOP's National Convention this week. The Nigerian-born businessman is a rare species among his fellow African immigrants in the U.S.: an African Republican. They are generally socially conservative. So why are there not more? Edwin Okong'o reports

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PRI's The World Radio ReportForeign Press Searches for Stories at the RNCForeign Press Searches for Stories at the RNC
September 2, 2008
Given a scaled back first day at the GOP convention in Minneapolis, PRI The World's Jason Margolis visits the foreign press center in St. Paul to see what fresh stories some 600 international journalists are scrambling to find.

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