Blogs & Websites

News and Information Sites

A national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 450 stations in North America, as a “Podcast,” and on the internet. It has pioneered as the largest public media collaboration in the U.S.

Of Interest:

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Latin America, U.S. Foreign Policy and the Role of the Indigenous People of Bolivia available as podcast and transcript.

A free global current affairs website. It aims to promote dialogue and debate, through hosting debates on key issues relating to contemporary democracy. The site has a large archive of articles by international contributors.

An international association of quality newspapers devoted to bringing distinguished voices from across the world to local audiences everywhere. Project Syndicate currently consists of 324 newspapers in 133 countries, with a total circulation of 43,263,630 copies. Read material on democracy and many other current issues from some of the most prominent thinkers on the planet.

An independent monthly magazine dedicated to resisting injustice, defending against repression, and creating liberty. It sees the racial, gender, class, and political dimensions of personal life as fundamental to understanding and improving contemporary circumstances; and it aims to assist activist efforts for a better future.

An independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. They regularly update news on democracy and human rights.

A South African online news source on policy, law, Eeonomics and politics. They believe in deepening democracy through access to information.

An independent online news and commentary outlet on the environment.

A daily foreign policy, national security and international affairs Web publication.

  • Metro

France | Boston | Denmark | Sweden | Spain

Daily free urban newspapers. All over the world Metro is running the 10 questions in a daily column. We are publishing the answers to some, right here. Online!

Of Interest:

Celebs answers 10 questions

- in Danish.

A complete and up to date encyclopedia of all the leaders of nations and territories. International organizations and recent religious leaders are listed separately.

Political Blogs From Around the World

Africa

A peoples' movement, embracing supporters of all pro-democratic political parties, civic organizations and institutions in Zimbabwe. Sokwanele and Zvakwana both mean 'enough is enough' in the vernacular.

An outlet for Ory Okolloh opinions, commentary, and “isn’t this cool” links about Kenya and the rest of the world.

News and information about politics and economics in Africa, written out of Mali.

n the political and economic development of Africa and elsewhere by Jennifer Brea - a writer, aspiring political scientist, and Afro-optimist.

Commentary and analysis of Ethiopian Politics.

A humorous political blog on South African politics and society, focused around cartoons.

Asia & the Middle East

Atanu Dey is hosted by Deeshaa Ventures, an entrepreneurial institution, that aims to transform the rural Indian economy and thereby contribute to India's economic development.

Boxun is an online weekly publication and blog about news in China. It insists on “Independence” and “Journalistic Objectivity” .

The blog from the director, Parvez Sharme, of the documentary “A Jihad for Love” which follows the stories of Lesbian and Gay Muslims around the world, but mainly in the Middle East.

Commentary, analysis and news on Russian politics, society, history, and culture.

Hosted by The Telegraph, Peter Foster comments on politics in Asia.

Commentary on news about politics in Asia

Read about all things Pakistani, including news analysis.

A blog about Middle East politics, especially commentary and analysis of Iraq and the Arab media.

Europe

A place for political discussions relevant to the wider social democratic debate in Europe and beyond. Presented by the Journal of the European left. Contributors include amongst others Javier Solana.

A bilingual blog in English and Norwegian about journalism, media, weblogs and related phenomena. Written by Olav Anders Øvrebø an independent journalist based in Olso, Norway.

* Free Thoughts A libertarian-right wing blog about politics around the world by an Italian Globialite.

Blog by The Economist on Europe.

Classical liberal comment on the news and current affairs.

A public service for anyone interested in the political and business climate of Ukraine. Information is gathered from hundreds of international and local news sources, and updated continually throughout the day and night, by an American Ex-Pat living in Ukraine.

EuroAsian blogger's network on amongst others Politics and democracy in EuroAsia.

A blog dealing with open source technologies, Internet-users' rights and free expression in cyberspace.

News from the web, internet and comments on daily politics and user rights.

Analysis and commentary on French politics.

North America

Short fiction, prose, political commentary, and personal exposures by Mathew Good and 'friends'. The site has been running for ten years under different layouts and names

Duncan Bowen Black (born February 18, 1972), better known by his pseudonym Atrios (IPA pronunciation: [ˈeɪ tri oʊs]), is an American liberal blogger living in Philadelphia. His weblog Eschaton is one of the most popular political weblogs, receiving an average of over 100,000 hits every day.Black was also a regular commentator on Air America Radio's The Majority Report.

Robert Reich is the nation's 22nd Secretary of Labor and a professor at the University of California at Berkeley. This is his personal blog, which touches on both political and personal issues.

A place where registered Afrosphere Bloggers Association members can discuss problems, create solutions, and take action to solve the problems of the African Diaspora

Left-wing political blog about politics in America, by a pool of authors.

Sparking dialogue and reflection on topics relevant to people of color and inspiring community change.

Conservative and funny blog about politics in the U.S.

A blog by The Economist on Democracy in America as observed by journalists working for The Economist.

Reflections on the US labor movement and the struggle for union democracy, by the founder of the Association for Union Democracy, Herman Benson.

Gideon Rachmans's have been the FT's chief foreign affairs columnist since July 2006, after spending 15 years at The Economist. His blog covers a wide range of topics, from US foreign policy to the European Union and the “war on terror”. You can read more in my first blog post.

A daily log of the anti-poverty movement. The site is operated by ONE staff, volunteers, members and coalition partners and represents their personal views.

Latin America

This blog is intended for those who want to read press articles that contain unique insights –as well as information that is often hard to find– about Latin American politics, economy and society.

Hosted by ODI the comments on the political situation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The latest on Latin American affairs, U.S.-Latin American ties, U.S. Hispanics and immigration.

The English-language forum for all things Latin American, covering business, politics, and culture.

The Why Democracy House Presents

On our Newssite we have invited guest bloggers to come and blog for us. Here you can find the complete list. Including the date they are blogging. And learn more about them and their blog.

Robert Reich was America's 22nd Secretary of Labor and is now a professor at the University of California at Berkeley. This is his personal blog, which touches on both political and personal issues.

Jesse Brown is a Canadian journalist who hosts the CBC Radio show Search Engine. Search Engine is an open source to all the surprising and significant ways the Internet is transforming our world.

Atanu Dey is hosted by Deeshaa Ventures, an entrepreneurial institution, that aims to transform the rural Indian economy and thereby contribute to India's economic development. Atenu Dey is an Indian economist

The Japanese Director of the Why Democracy? film Campaign - The Kawazaki Candidate.

The blog from the director, Parvez Sharme, of the documentary “A Jihad for Love” which follows the stories of Lesbian and Gay Muslims around the world, but mainly in the Middle East.

Ory Okolloh is a Kenyan lawyer, based in South Africa working as the Legal and Corporate Affairs Manager for Enablis and as a consultant on telecommunications and citizen journalism in Africa. She is also affiliated with the Kenya National Human Rights Commission and is the co-founder of Kenya’s Parliament watch website - Mzalendo. She is also behind the blog Kenyan Pundit which is an outlet for her opinions, commentary, and “isn’t this cool” links, mainly about Kenya.

The editor of Boxun.us an online weekly publication and blog about news in China. It insists on “Independence” and “Journalistic Objectivity”.

Director of the Why Democracy? film In Search of Gandhi.

Olav Anders Øvrebø is an independent journalist based in Olso, Norway. He is also a bilingual Norwegian blogger who writes in English and Norwegian about journalism, media, weblogs and related phenomena.

Sean is the author of Sean's Russia Blog a which has commentary, analysis and news on Russian politics, society, history, and culture.

A peoples' movement, embracing supporters of all pro-democratic political parties, civic organizations and institutions in Zimbabwe. Sokwanele and Zvakwana both mean 'enough is enough' in the vernacular.

David Roberts is an environmental journalist from the United States who blogs for GRIST an online news source on the environment

Jim Shultz is the founder and executive director of the Democracy Center which works both in Bolivia and the United States to advance human rights through a combination of investigation and reporting, training citizens in the art of public advocacy, and organizing international citizen campaigns.

Don Edkins is the Executive Producer of Why Democracy? He is on the board of STEPS International and has also produced several of the Why Democracy? movies.

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