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· September, 2006

Stories about Governance from September, 2006

Turkey is Typing…

As that transition from the lazy days of Summer turn into Fall, a gloomy spell has fallen over the Turkish bloggers this week…and actually, I can agree with them myself....

Ukraine: Lviv is 750 Years Old

Dominican Cathedral in Lviv, built in the late 18th century. In the Soviet times, the building housed Lviv's atheism museum, which has now been transformed into the museum of religion;...

Iran:Ayatollah Khomeini's letter and nuclear bomb

Kamangir talks about Ayatollah Khomenii's letter that was published after 18 years. We read in media, a letter from 1988 in which Iran's top commander says Iran could need a...

Poland: Coalition-Building Crisis

The beatroot reports on Poland's government crisis: “So even the Peasants don’t want to get into bed with PiS, it appears. Which shows how bad the image of the government...

Belarus: Protest Diaries and Opposition Leader

Ivan Lenin of Rush-Mush reports that the online diaries of a Belarusian protester Dasha Kostenko have been published in Moscow. He also criticizes the opposition leader Milinkevich: “It's a big...

Serbia: Kosovo Is (Not) Changing

Wu Wei observes the changes that are taking place in Kosovo and those that aren't.

Russia: Open Letter on Orphanage Child Abuse

Russia Blog posts an open letter from an American mother of three adopted Russian children: “While looking for articles about the orphanage abuse that occurred in late July, 2006 in...

Nigeria: Vice-President in self-denial

Aba Boy argues that the Nigerian Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, is in self denial: “His fight to clear his name has led a few to believe that his denial is taking...

Barbados: Land sale

Barbados Free Press employs a bit of allegory to highlight possible flaws in the logic behind the government's decision to sell the island's lands to foreign investors.

China: Killing chickens, not for bird flu

A corruption probe has led to the dismissal of Chen Liangyu, the highest-ranked Communist official in Shanghai and key member of former Chairman Jiang Zemin‘s Shanghai Gang, a rival faction...

Serbian Blog Roundup

A house at the Golija Mountain – by Bogdan Cirovic At English section of Serbiancafe discussion board, Toshiba blogs out: Village of Rudno at Golija mountain is at altitude of...

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

After a busy summer, we bid you welcome to a new roundup of notable online conversations from Central Asia and the Caucasus, brought to you by neweurasia and read out...

Nigeria: corruption in high places

Oloniyi David Ajao writes about corruption in high places in Nigeria, “Accusations have been that the Vice President is corrupt, and should not be allowed to stand as president in...

Kazakhstan: The Deal with Blogs

Leila at neweurasia writes a detailed post on the legal status of blogs and online journalism in Kazakhstan.

Russia: Sakhalin Housing and Other Problems

Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert posts pictures from Sakhalin Island and writes about housing and other problems he's encountered there: “We have managed to find a very...

Russia: Media Stereotypes Discussion

Yuri Mamchur's recent post on Russia Blog about media stereotypes has drawn some media response in Russia and the blogger has been interviewed on Radio Liberty (RUS).

Kyrgyzstan: Lie Detetector

Yulia of neweurasia Kyrgyzstan translates a Russian-language post on a plan to use lie-detectors to try to root out corruption in government.

Poland: “The Polish Watergate”

The beatroot has posted three entries so far about the beginning of a major corruption scandal, already labeled the “Polish Watergate”: one, two, and three. “It looks very bad for...

Puerto Rico: Anti-discrimination bill

Andrés Duque drums up support among LGBT organisations and communities to combat the blocking of an anti-discrimation bill fom being debated in the Puerto Rican legislature.

Kenya: know your MP

Kenyan Pundit asks, “What would you like to know about your MP?“

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