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· September, 2012

Stories about Elections from September, 2012

29 September 2012

Armenia: Government Pressure on NGO

Ukraine: Protesting the Controversial Defamation Bill

A bill that calls for penalties of up to five years in jail for defamation passed a first reading in the Ukrainian Parliament on Sep. 18. Following the online campaign...

28 September 2012

Russia: The Kostin Report & the Trojan Horse of American ICT

RuNet Echo

Earlier this week, the media got a sneak peek at a new report on the foreign penetration of the RuNet and the potential manipulation of the country's future elections. The...

25 September 2012

Russia: Writers Put Down Pens to Stand Atop Soap Boxes

RuNet Echo

Now, nine people who self-identify as writers are running in the elections for the so-called "Coordinating Council of the Russian Opposition," and a tenth strongly considered registering as a candidate...

Venezuela: Electoral TwitCam

South Korea: Presidential Nominee Stumbles Over Unresolved History

South Korea's ruling conservative party’s presidential nominee has suffered a major setback after she made an offensive remark on a notoriously unfair trial made under her father’s authoritarian rule. Former...

23 September 2012

Georgia: ‘Broom Revolution’ as Elections Approach

Thousands have protested in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, after videos showing physical abuse in the country's prison system aired on some television stations and were shared on YouTube.

22 September 2012

Belarus: Early Voting Boosts Turnout Amid Calls to Boycott Elections

The parliamentary election in Belarus is to take place on Sunday, Sep. 23, but the early voting has already begun, and the turnout may end up being high, despite calls...

21 September 2012

Russia: Activist Journalists or Bolshevik Bloggers?

RuNet Echo

Anyone following the Russian protest movement cannot help but notice the degree to which many Russian journalists are involved with the opposition. In the age of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram,...

Angola: Police Puts End to Protest

Guinea: Fightings Between Peuls and Malinkes Erupt in Conakry

Togo: Waves of Women in Red March Down Lomé for Political Reform

19 September 2012

Venezuela: Discussion and Debate on the Road to Election Day

With less than a month left before the presidential elections, the conversation online highlights the separation between the visions incumbent Hugo Chávez and opponent Henrique Capriles have for the future...

Argentina: Why are Citizens Outraged?

Argentinians calling for "justice, freedom, security and currency exchange" marched on September 13, 2012, throughout the country. In this post, we have gathered citizen analysis which explain the reasoning behind...

18 September 2012

Russia: Continued Scandals Plague the Registration of Opposition Candidates

Russia: SocialCamp, Crowdsourcing and Open Data

RuNet Echo

A SocialCamp Russia 'unconference' took place in Moscow from 7th to 9th of September. Over the course of three days social activists spoke about projects aimed at raising awareness, improving...

Trinidad & Tobago: Sinking Ship?

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