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· June, 2006

Stories about Governance from June, 2006

La Reunion: Subsidies to Local Associations

Eric Fruteau, a member of the General Council of St-Andre, a town in La Reunion, complains (Fr) about the lack of transparency and accountability in the subsidies budget distributed by...

Russia: Article on Chechnya

Sean Guillory discusses (and recommends) an article by Anne Neistat, a researcher for Human Rights Watch, on her recent trip to Chechnya's capital Grozny.

Poland: Communism Vs Capitalism

An angry comment forces the beatroot to continue an endless debate on whether life was better during communism.

Indonesia: Jakarta's Next Governor?

Martin Manurang is hoping that an exceptional candidate wins the election for Jakarta's next governor and helps bring in positive change.

China: Those left behind

Seen on Andrés Gentry's eponymous blog is a short but wrenching video looking at those left behind in China's mad rush towards development, including video shot by the villagers themselves...

Hong Kong: Chinese commander charged

Following on the heels of a similar case in Beijing recently, as seen in Nathan Madsen's Xanga blog and Confidential Reporter's Confidential China, a high-ranking naval commander in the southern...

Hong Kong: Shopping technocrats

Given that many goods can be found at lower prices in Hong Kong than in mainland China, is it a surprise that the Flagrant Harbour blogger would bump into the...

China: Uyghurs extradited

“The two uighurs (Yusuf Kadir Tohti and Abdukadir Sidik) detained in Kazakhstan and at risk of extradition to China (against international conventions) have, tragically, been extradited to China. They are...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Its been a fascinating week – with so much to read I don't know where to begin. So here is my best effort. Read how the a mainstream media company...

A conversation about US foreign policy

Trinidad-based Jeremy Taylor and his American friend “Roger” continue their cordial but rigorous e-mail exchanges about the state of US foreign policy.

Nigeria: Commissions, Commissions Commissions

Nigerian blog, NSpace comments on Nigeria's obsession with Commissions Commissions Commissions and the “the reaction of the Hon. Minister for Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala to allegations made by the...

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Standing at the edge of the abyss close to Kyrgyzstan's Pik Lenin, let's not waste any time to present you the highlights from two weeks of online conversation from Central...

Barbados: Enforcing environmental laws

Forget about the police and employ specialists to enforce environmental laws, suggests Barbados Free Press.

The Indian Economy Blog » Blog Archive » Corruption: A License To Kill

The Indian Economy Blog on corruption, government and the private sector.“In fact, I can’t think of any kind of corruption in India where the benefits outweigh the costs. In most...

Taiwan: Chen corruption scandal

“Is President Chen [Shui-bian] implicated in any of the scandals that have surrounded him lately?” asks Politics From Taiwan blogger David. “Who knows. However, it's encouraging to see that there...

North Korea: Test-fire fears

As fears increase that North Korea will go ahead with plans to test fire a long-range ballistic, North Korea Zone blogger Barry Briggs looks at the situation in ‘Why Haven't...

China: Victims of China's Cultural Revolution, your stories can always be blogged (3/4)

Currently unable in today's political climate to have his years of research into the stories of those persecuted as right wing elements during China's ultra-left Cultural Revolution published, blogger-journalist Ran...

Namibia: Transparency in government

Vilho's World writes on transparency of government in Namibia.……….”Looking in to the Namibian context, we have some leaders who privatise the state properties and take them as if the country...

Mongolia: Amnesty vs. Reform

Shards of Mongolia argues that, rather than just a simple amnesty of prisoners, Mongolia needs a transparent and trustworthy judicial system.

Mongolia: Resumed Protests

Luke Distelhorst notes that protests against the Mongolian government have resumed, and he wonders whether or not, with the large numbers of tourists arriving in the country, the government will...

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