Veteran Lebanese journalists working for foreign media have been denied membership and those affiliated with online outlets -- to say nothing of bloggers -- haven't even been on the LJU's radar screen.
The dust had barely settled following harsh criticism of his government, when Moroccan journalist Taoufik Bouachrine was slapped with a real estate and sales fraud charge and sentenced to six months in prison.
Egyptians have had a field day with the shoe-thrower story. According to one joke, the U.S. accused Syria of being behind the shoe attack, citing phone taps that intercepted the word "shoo" (Arabic for "what").
Lebanese citizens interviewed on Lebanon's Future TV News channel were mostly for Obama, while Iraqis were waiting for the election's results to determine their country's fate, according to an FTV report.