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· February, 2010

Stories about Governance from February, 2010

Nigeria: Acting President yet to have access to classified information

“Nigeria's Acting President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, is yet to have access to the cateory “A” classified Information vault located in the inner chamber of the President's office,” from Chidi Opara...

Russia and US to Broaden Collaboration Online

Vesti.ru wrote [RUS] about the visit of the U.S. “innovation delegation” [EN] led by America's Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra [EN]. The plans of the Russian-U.S. cooperation include launching e-government...

Russia: Sakhalin Island Fails to Connect to Broadband

Blogger w7062c wrote [RUS] about two unsuccessful attempts to connect Sakhalin island [EN] (island in the Pacific north closer to Japan) to the broadband network of Russia. The third attempt...

India, Bangladesh: Protest On Killings In Bangladesh

Musings Of A Chakma reports that “the members of Chakma ethnic community living in Delhi held a huge peaceful protest demonstration in front of Jantar Mantar, New Delhi from 11...

Bermuda: Southlands

Bermudian bloggers discuss the issue of Southlands, which involves the government's plans to develop a green site.

Russia: Government Supports Blogger School

Gov-gov.ru blogs [RUS] about a new online initiative: government-sponsored blogger schools that emerge in Tomsk (Siberia) [RUS] and Dagestan [RUS]. The Dagestan region has one of the lowest Internet penetration...

Barbados, St. Kitts & Nevis: Corruption Watch

Barbados Free Press has its eyes on St. Kitts and Nevis when it comes to transparency and government accountability.

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Flags, Water & Reggae

Jamaican Annie Paul blogs about everything from the regional drought to the recently concluded International Reggae Conference.

Greece: Bloggers respond fiercely to financial crisis

Greek bloggers react with uncommon drama, spirit and gravitas to the financial crisis facing Greece. The socialist government elected last October is battling currency speculators while trying to avoid defaulting...

Slovenia: Tribute to Janez Drnovšek

Two years after the death of former Slovenian president Janez Drnovšek, Sleeping With Pengovsky observes that “most of the nation is on the prowl against any sort of deviation from...

Russia: Snow and the Gastarbeiter

Photos of some of the aftermath of a record-breaking snowfall in Moscow, as well as musings on whether the Russian capital needs its gastarbeiter or not – at Pictures of...

Russia: New Military Doctrine

Irina Filatova comments on Russia's new military doctrine at the Guardian's Comment is free.

Russia: “Merry Gnome”

IZO links to LJ user postoronniy-cb‘s post (RUS) and writes: “When prez Medvedev visited Omsk recently, a sign advertising a play for children called We Await You, Merry Gnome was...

Russia: Online Media Competition Lacks Transparency

The Russian Federal Telecommunications Agency announced [RUS] a competition to support online media. Adindex.ru reports [RUS] that requirements for  lack transparency and suggests the competition is a way to encourage...

Jordan: Taxed to Death?

Are Jordanians being ‘taxed to death'? Read Naseem Tarawnah's take here.

Bangladesh: Protecting The Pahari People

Faisal at The Spittoon highlights the recent violence against the Paharis (hill people) in Bangladesh and asks: “what good is having a secular liberal democracy if you don’t protect your...

India: The Influence Of Local Language News Channels and Media

“The recent expansion in Indian language news channels and media, preceded by the expansion in the Indian language newspaper market has brought television to the fore, as a powerful new...

Trinidad & Tobago: Being the PM

This Beach Called Life admonishes his fellow Trinidadians to “leave the Prime Minister alone”.

Haiti: Thoughts on Power

Following an incident in which children were reportedly taken from their legal guardians and placed in a UNICEF camp, Tara at The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog says: “I am so sad...

Bermuda: Accountability

Bermuda's Vexed Bermoothes bemoans the fact that “government’s debt is scratching the ass of $1 billion dollars now”, but takes heart “that some of Bermuda’s institutions are doing their job...

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