THE QUESTION

What's the first thing you hope Barack Obama does as President-Elect?

Posted by Fareed Zakaria on November 4, 2008 2:24 PM

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Vivian Salama is an award winning reporter, producer and blogger. Currently based in Lahore, Pakistan, she has reported for various publications from across the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Balkans, the United States and North and South Korea. She has also appeared as a commentator on the BBC, France24, South African Broadcasting Corp., TVNZ, NPR and as a reporter for Voice of America radio. Her byline has appeared in numerous publications including Newsweek, USA Today, the International Herald Tribune, the National, Jerusalem Post, and the Daily Star. Salama has an MA in Islamic Politics from Columbia University and she previously worked as a lecturer of international journalism at Rutgers University.

Fix the Domestic Economy

We mustn't forget that there is a crisis at hand that catchy slogans and smooth-talking rhetoric can not and will not solve.

Vivian Salama USA/Middle East | 1 COMMENTS
Nov 6, 2008 at 2:24 PM
Kyoko Altman has worked as a correspondent and anchor for CNN and CNBC, and as a news-magazine reporter for Japan's top-ranked news program 'News Station' on TV Asahi. She has covered more than twenty countries.

Restore the World's Faith in America

Kyoko Altman Hong Kong, China | 3 COMMENTS
Endy M. Bayuni took up the job of chief editor of The Jakarta Post, Indonesia’s independent and leading English language newspaper, in August 2004 shortly after he returned from a one-year Nieman Fellowship at the Harvard University. Endy has been with the newspaper since 1991, working his way up from Production Manager (Night Editor), to National Editor, Managing Editor, and Deputy Chief Editor through all those years. He previously worked as the Indonesian correspondent for Reuters and Agence France-Presse between 1984 and 1991, and began his journalistic career with The Jakarta Post in 1983. Endy completed his Bachelors of Arts degree in economics from Kingston University in Surrey, England, in 1981.

Help Americans Stop Seeing in Black and White

Endy Bayuni Jakarta, Indonesia | 3 COMMENTS
Bashir Goth is a veteran journalist, freelance writer, the first Somali blogger and editor of a leading news website. He is also a regular contributor to major Middle Eastern and African newspapers and online journals.

Obama Should Turn His Eyes Toward Cuba

Bashir Goth Somalia/UAE | 5 COMMENTS
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» saunded | The most interesting thing to watch in the post-election period is how Obama handles the grassroots movement he started. He has proven to be a creativ...
» Shiveh | The first thing for Obama to do is to choose a knowledgeable and capable cabinet to help him govern. His budget is where he can be most effective in ...
» Citizenofthepost-Americanworld | From the bottom of my heart, I hope the first thing Barack Obama does as President-Elect is stay alive! We, Americans, have been here before. This i...
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