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· June, 2007

Stories about Governance from June, 2007

Iran: Protestors Torch Gas Stations

Enraged Iranian protesters torched several gas stations in Tehran and other cities on Wednesday, after the Iranian government announced fuel rationing for private vehicles. There is news item in Ilna...

Iran:Blogger got filtered

Freekeyboard says[Fa] Blogger got filtered,The blogger adds it is very shameful that when people who are involved with filtering say we are just doing our job!

Bhutan: Who's happy here?

For A Democracy on the notion of Gross Domestic Happiness, and if the ones who are really happy are the Wanghchuks.

Sri Lanka: Pavement For Pedestrians

Sampath's Mindspace has had it with pavements being used by everyone by pedestrians.

Palestine: What's Going On in Gaza?

"In this day and age communications can turn the devil into angel and beat the angel to a pulp," says blogger Ramzi Khoury. This week, Jillian York attempts to dig...

Eastern & Central Europe: Feral's Back; Czech Lustration

Illyrian Gazette posts an update on the fate of Feral Tribune (it's back and financially secure), and writes about lustration and music in the Czech Republic.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Miroslav Lajcak

Balkanizer posts a lengthy and detailed post on the legacy of the outgoing High Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina: “[…] an unrefined and unedited thinking about the departure of the...

Russia: Rewriting History

Kosmopolit blogs about Putin's attempts to re-write Russian history.

Poland: BBC on Lustration

Dr. Sean's Diary links to a BBC program on “on lustration and decommunization issues in Poland.”

Japan should work with China to tackle photochemical smog problem

Some scientists have been arguing that air pollution in China is responsible for increased incidents of photochemical smog in Japan. Kaz points out Japan's responsibility as a nation which suffered...

Japan: Distance between NHK and Government

The recent appointment of Komori Shigetaka, who is a close acquaintance of PM Abe Shinzo, as an NHK's management committee member has raised a controversy over the possibility of the...

Syrian Blogsphere: Reform, Arab Nationalism and Travel

Why was a Syrian student blogger sued in the US? What should the Syrians do in Lebanon? Where is Arab Nationalism leading us to and what do you feel when...

Benin: Is the press living up to its promise?

Babilown posts an article that asks whether the Beninese press is living up to its responsibility (Fr) to act as the “fourth branch” of government. “Whether the executive, the legislative,...

Russia: Attic Repairs

Ruminations on Russia explains what the oligarchs’ flight from Russia may have to do with the delayed repairs of an attic at one apartment building in Moscow.

Russia, Belarus: Blaming Putin and Lukashenko

Adam Goodman of Being Had admits that life is tough in Belarus and Russia, but disagrees with La Russophobe‘s perspective: “[…] I refuse to believe, just as I have since...

Russia: CNN International's “Eye on Russia”

Sean's Russia Blog is disappointed that it's CNN International – not CNN in the United States – that's broadcasting a whole week of daily half-hour series called “Eye on Russia:...

Moldova: Development Strategy

“Moldova's development concept lacks any connection to the external environment, perpetuating isolation and self-centeredness,” Public Policy Watch writes about Moldova's “Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (EGPRSP), developed with...

Estonia: Interior Minister

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's interior minister.

Latvia: Economy

Edward Hugh of A Fistful of Euros posts a thorough examination of Latvia's economy, complete with some policy proposals.

Russia: PwC Withdraws Yukos Audits

PricewaterhouseCoopers “now believes that information and representations which was provided to PwC by Yukos’ former management may not have been accurate.” Siberian Light comments: “If some of the biggest, and...

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