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· November, 2006

Stories about Governance from November, 2006

Malaysia: Violent Demolition

Ktemoc writes about the callousness shown by authorities in demolishing a village and a place of worship within it. “But what was typical was the brutal suppression of the villagers...

Mongolia: Fake Hijacking

Tom Terry has more on Tuesday's hijacking of a plane in Mongolia by government agencies saying they were conducting a drill. One post includes comments from passengers and the government...

Haiti: Artists to Fight Insecurity?

Karlito writes (Fr): “[We] hold the police and government responsible for not doing enough to fight insecurity. But we forget the role that artists can play in helping that fight....

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

On Tuesday night, the Bolivian Senate suddenly found itself with the needed quorum. Several opposition Senators had refused to meet in protest of several law proposals put forth by the...

Poland: Neo-Nazi Connection

The beatroot writes about one Polish party's neo-Nazi ties.

Hungary: ID Cards

As Britain is thinking of introducing an ID card system, Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar cites an example of Hungary and discusses whether IDs have made the...

The Balkans: Asylum-Seeker; Tito's Portrait

Neretva River writes about a Slovenian citizen seeking asylum in Croatia, and the Croat member of the Bosnian presidency decorating his office with a portrait of Tito, an ethnic Croat,...

Hong Kong: Discriminating tastes

Simon world comments on the slowness of the legislation against racial discrimination.

Japan: fake consultation meetings

Adamu from Mutantfrog reports on an investigation of recent scandal about the government's fake public consultation meetings on issue such as postal privatization and education reform.

Israel: Municipal employees strike

A strike is in place in many Israeli municipalities by municipal employees who did not receive their salaries for many months now. Yudit says: “Perhaps join us in the demonstration...

Oman: Freedom of press in Oman

“You can't stop people from writing online. It's easy to regulate the press because 1) the press needs big expensive machines to print newspapers. 2) they need trucks to distribute....

Pakistan, India: Governance in Azad Kashmir

The Glasshouse comments on the state of governance and lack of telecommunications in Azad (Free) Kashmir. “It was shortly after the earthquake that I learnt that the so-called president, prime...

Nepal: Democratic Parties

United We Blog! on why it is essential that parties in a democratic system function within the purview of the same. “It is absolutely necessary for eight political parties to...

Voices from Zimbabwe

With the rainy season now underway in Zimbabwe, most of the nation's time and attention is given to pontificating and prognosticating what the agricultural prospects have in store for us....

Armenia: Destruction on a Whim

Christian Garbis is outraged about a new Armenian law legitimizing the government to tear down any building by decree when the government says it is necessary for government or public...

Russia: “DPNI-Light”

Sean's Russia Blog writes that in Russia, “The race struggle has replaced the class struggle, and the ‘illegal’ stands in for the ‘kulak’.”

Albania: Flags and Skyscrapers

Our Man in Tirana writes about Albania's Flag Day and the capital's amazing new skyscraper.

Lebanon: Minister Pierre Gemayel Assassinated

Lebanon witnessed this week the brutal assassination of its minister of industry and trade. This terrorist act overshadowed all other events and topics in the Lebanese blogosphere. Nevertheless, the posts...

Brunei: Bomb Scare at the Airport

Our Local Style in Brunei is happy that the authorities are serious about airport security. Brunei's main airport was closed for two and half hours after an alert passenger notices...

Haiti: Impunity, President Preval and Farah Dessources

On November 15, Farah Dessources, a 20 year old first year University student was kidnapped and killed despite the payment of part of the ransom by her mother. Saturday during...

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