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· February, 2013

Stories about Elections from February, 2013

Burundi: Violent Suppression of Demonstration Support for Imprisoned Journalist

The Court of Burundi revised the life sentence for journalist and Radio France International correspondent Hassan Ruvakuki on appeal, reducing his sentence to three years imprisonment. Media professionals demonstrated in...

Online Course in Spanish on Election Coverage

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Spanish on “How to Improve Electoral Coverage.” The course will be taught by...

Monitoring Dangerous Speech in Kenya

Umati is a project that seeks to monitor and report the role of new media on an election: “Our Kenya-based project has citizens at its core and uses relevant technologies...

The Land Problem in Kenya

Chrenyan discusses the land problem, which has become an election issue in Kenya: “It is a historical injustice for the Kenyatta family to own (it is said) half a million...

Brazil: Citizen Journalists Expose City's Unfinished Works

Project Amigos de Januária has shed light on the failure of a local Brazilian government, marred by a legacy of administrative wrongdoing and poor accountability, to complete public works projects...

How Would Africans Feel about A Black Pope ?

Following the surprise resignation, the debate on Benedict XVI's succession was immediately launched. In particular, Africans, on the basis of the fastest growing contingent of Catholics on their continent, began...

Ecuador's Political Future After Correa's Reelection

On February 17 Rafael Correa was re-elected as the president of Ecuador. According to the quick count, the ruling party also obtained at least 96 of the 137 seats in...

St. Vincent, Grenada: Silly Electoral System?

The stupidity is the electoral system we operate under that leaves thousands without a political voice in the Parliamentary Halls. A landslide victory for the opposition in Grenada's national elections...

Journalist's Stabbing a ‘Warning’ for Tajik Opposition

A Tajik journalist and critic of the regime is in hospital after being stabbed in Moscow. The netizens in Tajikistan have little doubt that the attack on the journalist was...

Barbados: Elections Tomorrow

As Barbados gets ready for its national elections tomorrow, two blogs share their perspectives, here and here.

Egyptians Elected Morsi Because …

On Twitter, Egyptians who voted for Mohamed Morsi in the Egyptian presidential elections in June 24 are remorseful - and their regret is evident in a new hashtag which reads:...

Australian Senator Deported for ‘Interfering’ in Malaysian Politics

Australian senator Nick Xenophon was detained for 15 hours at the Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia before being deported after he was accused of being an ‘enemy of the state.’...

Ecuador Elections: Another Term for President Rafael Correa

On Sunday, February 17, 2013, 11.6 million people in Ecuador went to the ballot boxes to exercise their right to vote. Preliminary results show that President Rafael Correa has won.

Ecuador: No Place for ICTs

With the elections in Ecuador approaching on Sunday, February 17, blog Bitácora de Calú shares its surprise [es] that “NONE of the candidates [running for the National Assembly] focus their...

Kenya's Presidential Debate Ends on TV, Continues on Twitter

With only three weeks until Kenya's presidential elections, technology continues to change how the country participates in the electoral process. Kenyans submitted questions via Twitter for the first ever presidential...

Malaysians to Psy: “Don't Perform for Corrupt Ruling Party”

Global pop sensation Psy has been invited to perform at an event in Malaysia hosted by Prime Minister Najib Razak and the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, but instead of being...

Chile: Controversial Campaign of a Presidential Candidate

The launch of the campaign of Laurence Golborne, in representation of the Independent Democratic Union, has created rejection within the country. In this post, we offer a summary of public...

Ecuador: Stabbing Spree at President's Rally in Quinindé

On the night of Monday, February 4, 2013, in Quinindé, in Esmeraldas province, a man stabbed several people on a political rally by President Rafael Correa, causing the death of...

Paraguay After Presidential Candidate Lino Oviedo's Sudden Death

Lino César Oviedo, Paraguayan general and polítician, died on Saturday, February 2, 2013 when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed in northern Asunción. His pilot and his bodyguard died...

African Union Panel of the “Not-So-Wise”

Collins Mbalo wonders whether the African Union Panel of the Wise and the COMESA/IGAD committee of elders was unwise in their assessment of whether Kenya is ready for peaceful elections...

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