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· June, 2008

Stories about Governance from June, 2008

Pakistan: A Career in the Civil Services

All Things Pakistan on how a career in the administrative backbone of the country – the civil services is no longer an attractive option.

Bermuda: Statistical massage

Bermuda blogger Vexed Bermoothes comments on the government's announcement that it will now release tourism statistics quarterly, instead of monthly. In his view, it's a situation “ripe for abuse.”

Philippines: Callous leadership?

Neo Filipino criticizes politicians, including the Philippine president, who visited the US despite the typhoon devastation and ferry tragedy which hit the country last week.

Thailand: Prime Minister and origami bird

Tor finds it amusing that Thailand's Prime Minister managed to make an origami bird while the opposition accused him of being unfit to run the country in a parliamentary session....

Lithuania: Police on Segway

LJ user navalny posts a picture and writes (RUS) that police officers in a Baltic Sea resort town of Palanga, Lithuania, ride around on Segways.

Kuwait: Video Games, Newspapers and Female Bloggers

Who should regulate the video gaming scene in Kuwait? This and many other questions are on the minds of Kuwaiti bloggers in this round up. Forzaq8 speaks of laws dealing...

The Balkans: Michael J. Totten's Travelogue

Michael J. Totten of Middle East Journal writes about and posts photos from his recent trip through the Balkans (93 comments); LimbicNutrition Weblog posts his response to Totten.

U.S., Russia: Satender Singh Murder Trial Update

Moscow Through Brown Eyes posts an update on the Satender Singh murder trial in northern California: “a deadlock on the major hate-crime charge and two convictions on misdemeanor charges of...

Russia, Ukraine: Energy Issues

Kremlin.Inc posts his presentation on Ukraine's energy policy; Robert Amsterdam writes on Gazprom and Anatoly Chubais.

Morocco: Shutting down Al Jazeera?

After a clash between protestors and police in Sidi Ifni lead to injuries and possible deaths, Al Jazeera issued a report at a news conference held by the Moroccan Human...

Israel: Broken Truce Angers Israelis

Six days after Israeli and Palestinian forces brokered a ceasefire agreement, four kassam rockets fired from Gaza blasted the Western Negev. Islamic Jihad claimed credit for the attack, while Hamas,...

Serbia: Belgrade River Pollution

LimbicNutrition Weblog writes about the sorry state of Belgrade's rivers.

Macedonia, Greece: More on the Conflict

Say: Macedonia discusses a Spiegel article on the Greek-Macedonian conflict and writes about a case brought by the Aegean Macedonian refugees before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Lithuania: Missile Defence Alternative?

Lituanica writes about rumors that Lithuania has offered to deploy elements of the U.S. anti-missile shield, “as an alternative to Poland.”

Hungary: Open Letter to Austria

Pestiside.hu writes an angry letter to Austria, “on behalf of Hungary.”

Hungary: “National Pride”

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the “puzzling” issue of “national pride.”

Hungary: Gyurcsány Government's “Half Time”

Hungarian Spectrum writes about successes and failures of Gyurcsány government at what some people think is its half time (and others don't).

Lithuania: Soviet and Nazi Symbol Ban

Itching for Eestimaa thinks that Lithuania's recent decision “to ban both Soviet and Nazi symbols, as well as national anthems, is […] a mistake.”

Cambodia: Riding the Wave of Change

In a country where men tend to have more privileges in family and society, a new wave of change is about to begin. Sopheap Chak is another urban woman with...

Czech Republic: The Treaty of Lisbon

The Reference Frame writes that “much like in Ireland, the question of usefulness of the Treaty of Lisbon is a controversial question in Czechia, too.”

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