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· August, 2009

Stories about Governance from August, 2009

India: Ladli Scheme

Mr. Singh at Kudimaari blog analyzes the good bad and ugly sides of the positive change in the sex-ratio in Delhi. The turnaround is believed to be a fruit of...

Iran: “United for Baha'i Human Rights”

The Muslim Network for Bahai's Rights share with us a short animation video about Bahais’ problems in Iran since 1979.

Myanmar: Cooking oil ban removed

According to The Irrawaddy News, seven brands of cooking oil that had been banned for health reasons in Myanmar are now on sale again in Yangon after government authorities recommended...

Malaysia: Muslims can’t watch “immoral” concerts

The political party which banned the concerts of Beyonce, Avril Lavigne and Gwen Stefani in Malaysia is now proposing to ban the "sinful" Michael Learns to Rock concert. Malaysian Muslims...

Afghanistan: Voting Day in Photos

On the nation's second-ever election day, Afghan photo bloggers shared pictures from the polls showing military presence as well as voter enthusiasm.

Russia: Satellite Pics of Traffic Jam Caused by Officials

LJ user travel_hunter (RUS) re-posts images of Yandex.ru maps showing an impressive amount of cars forced to wait until some high-ranking Russian officials pass an intersection in Moscow. LJ user...

Russia: Two Photos of Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam

LJ user drugoi visits Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric dam, posts two photos and writes (RUS) about the colossal damage done to the facility on Aug. 17: “It seems that it's easier to...

Japan: Marines and Okinawa

Peter Ennis at NBR Forum explains [en] the “role” of the U.S. Marines in Okinawa. “The US Marines are so heavily based on Okinawa for one reason:Budget. Japan picks up...

India: We Are Also Indians

Partha Pratim writes an open letter to fellow Indians venting frustrations that the people of the seven states in the north-eastern part of India and their issues are often ignored...

Nepal: Taking Oath In Hindi

Parmananda Jha, the new Vice President (VP) of Nepal stirred controversy when he took his oath in Hindi language. According to a latest court order “Mr. Jha has still some...

Anguilla: Discussing Freedom of Information

“Writing the law is the easy part. Getting it to work is another matter. But, even discussing it is a really important step if we are really serious about accountability...

Bahamas: Economic Priorities?

“Rumour has it that cash flow is hard to come by for the government…yet the country opens a consulate office in Atlanta, Georgia”: Rick Lowe at Weblog Bahamas wonders what...

Pakistan: Sugar Crisis Turns Ramadan Bitter

This year shortage of sugar supplies in Pakistan and the rise of price has affected the consumers and put a halt to the increased consumptions during the month of Ramadan....

Brazil: Outrage at violent São Paulo eviction

On Monday, 240 police went to evict 800 families from the Olga Benário squatter settlement in São Paulo. Bloggers and photojournalists report on the violence, despair and lack of social...

Maldives: Defense Arrangement With India

Mohamed Nasheed, a Member of Parliament, writes in his blog how and why he initiated a motion in the Maldives parliament pointing out the need to make sure that the...

Sri Lanka: Video Evidence Of Extra-Judicial Killings Sparks Debate

Prathapa Madhav posts the controversial video clip which was first uploaded in YouTube by the Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) and was subsequently removed by YouTube for violating...

Russia: August 1991 – 18 Years On

Scraps of Moscow writes about the August 1991 coup and how it is remembered 18 years later.

Taiwan: Post-typhoon reconstruction attracts criticism

After Typhoon Morakot hit Taiwan earlier this month claiming hundreds of lives and making thousands homeless, the government is pushing forward a recovery plan. Michael Turton writes that the Ma...

Brazil: Photos of an outrageous squatter settlement eviction

Freelance photographer Anderson Barbosa took chilling photos of the eviction of 800 families from the Olga Benário squatter settlement in São Paulo after a court order. The property had been...

Cambodia's new prison center

The Cambodian government plans to build the country's biggest prison center which can house more than 2,500 inmates.

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