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· April, 2007

Stories about Governance from April, 2007

Iran:Hidden thoughts of Ahmadinejad

Ahmad Shirzad,former reformist deputy in Iranian parliament, writes [Fa]that we can find out about Ahmadinejad's real thoughts if we listen to his speeches during his trips to country's provinces.According to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Constitutional Reform

Trinidad and Tobago is talking about constitutional reform – Jeremy Taylor puts in his two cents’ worth.

Bahamas: Elections Thoughts

On the virtual eve of the Bahamian elections, Nicolette Bethel shares her thoughts about politics and governance: “No matter who we think we support, or what party we will elect...

Serbia: Blogosphere Reacts to Protect Press Freedom

Two hand grenades were placed on a window sill of Serbian journalist Dejan Anastasijevic's apartment on Saturday, April 15. The explosions caused material damage but no injuries. There were numerous...

Iran: Crackdown on Women Again

Iranian police have begun to crackdown on women’s dress. After the Islamic revolution of 1979, women have been obliged to cover their hair and wear long, loose-fitting clothes to disguise...

China: Slogans with Chinese characteristics

Banyue from DANWEI blogged some outrageous Chinese slogans, such as: Popularize the first child, control the second child, exterminate the third child, Whoever does not follow family planning will have...

Iran:247 journalists asked government to release Farahbakhsh

According to[Fa] Hanif Mazroi, 247 journlaists wrote an open letter to authorities and asked them to release Ali Farahbaksh,a journalist who was sentenced to 3 years jail.They added in the...

Iran:Disrespect to the Society

Mohammad Ali Abtahi, reformist politician, reminds us that these days ladies are inspected in many streets of Tehran. The ladies who are not wearing proper veil (hejab) are arrested… the...

Kuwait: When Our Only Tourist Attraction is a Shopping Mall

With the summer temperatures soaring, life in Kuwait revolves around air-conditioned shopping malls, reports Abdullatif Al Omar. Follow the arrows to read bloggers' reactions to why else a foreign head...

Mali Presidential Elections & ATT-cratie

As Malians prepare to go to the polls on Sunday, Le Sphinx blogs critiques of the incumbent, President Amadou Toumani Toure, at ATT-cratie (Fr) and has just published the second...

Israel: Controversarial Articles

Israeli blogger Desert Peace discusses the controversy which surrounded articles he had posted on a peace solution for the Israeli-Palestinian stand-off.

Hong Kong: Hollywood Star Chow Yun Fat Supports Queen's Pier Preservation

Citizen reporters at inmediahk.net put up an exclusive report, with youtube clip (zh), on how Chow Yun Fat visited the Queen's Pier at 5:30am this morning (April 28), to show...

Bulgaria: Escalators Fixed

In the early 1990s, the escalators of Sofia's Main Train Station did not work, writes Sofia's Hidden Beauty: “The escalators’ colour became darker and darker, dust and rubbish irreversably damaged...

Ukraine: Politics Roundup

Dan McMinn's roundup of recent Ukrainian political developments gets a life of its own, as usual, as the comments start coming in (31, so far).

Moldova: Coverage of Transdniestria

A comprehensive overview of coverage of the situation in Transdniestria, over at Scraps of Moscow.

Albania: Ruminations on Elections

Our Man in Tirana attempts to place the French and British elections into Albanian context.

Estonia: “A Russian Rebellion”

As Tallinn seems to have entered the second night of rioting over the removal of a Soviet war memorial, here's a blogger's recap (with photos, RUS, by LJ user mrprophet)...

Puerto Rico: Health Care System

Gil the Jenius shares his thoughts on capitation payments in the Puerto Rican health care system: “If you think money isn't the issue just make the rounds (pun intended) of...

Pray for Malawi's former president, 21st century Pan-Africanism, Google sponsors African students , and Donor aid raises questions

Malawi is reviewing its Republican constitution and hot issues on the table relate to the executive and term limits. As reported here before, Malawians are busy discussing the possible return...

China: culture certification system

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI has translated an interview with Liu Changquan of the Ministry of Culture's Cultural and Artistic Talent Center from Southern Weekly about the newly proposed certification system...

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