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· June, 2010

Stories about Governance from June, 2010

Czech Republic: Dr. Milada Horáková's Death 60 Years Ago

The Reference Frame writes about the execution of Dr. Milada Horáková 60 years ago: “Many people were killed by the communists but she has clearly been the brightest woman ever...

Ukraine: Hanna Herman's $60K Wrist Watch

Foreign Notes writes about a $60K wrist watch of the deputy head of Ukraine's Presidential Administration: “$60K is equivalent to 10 to15 years average salary in Ukraine…”

Russia, U.S.: The “Spy Ring” Story

A selection of posts on the “Russian spy ring” story: Julia Ioffe at The Daily Beast; A Good Treaty; Yelena Osipova at Global Chaos; Mark Adomanis at True/Slant; Vadim Nikitin...

Haiti: Five Months Later

Haiti, land of Freedom takes a look at the country just about five months after the devastating earthquake.

2010 Asia Declaration on Internet Governance

The 2010 Asia Declaration on Internet Governance tackled issues on internet governance, security, and access of information. The manifesto was signed by delegates from many Southeast Asian nations.

Egypt: The Ministry of Interior Seeks Revenge

Egyptian activists have utilised citizen media to the fullest in exposing police torture and corruption. Marwa Rakha writes about their newest initiative and uncovers the case of an Egyptian activist...

Pakistan: Perils Of Mixing State With Religion

Pakistani blogger Ayesha N. Rashid at Pak Tea House opines that “The 1974 decision to mingle state with religion developed the country (Pakistan) into an intolerant society.”

Angola: Once Upon a Time in Roque Santeiro

The development experienced by Luanda holds one of the most frequented commercial spaces in the city. The Roque Santeiro Market, that generates thousands of dollars a day, to account, is...

China: Gamers need not worry over new real name rules

This summer will see the introduction of real name regulations for e-commerce entrepreneurs and online gamers. With a series of past failed attempts in China at implementing similar rules, one...

Lao44 website

Lao44 or Coalition for Lao Information, Communication and Knowledge is the largest repository of documents in Lao language. The number 44 in Lao44 refers to Article 44 in the Constitution...

Thailand: First country to block 100,000 websites

Twitter user leosia congratulates Thailand for being the first country in history to block more than 100,000 websites.

Russia: New Initiatives Indicate Government's Fear of the New Media

Alexey Sidorenko writes about the Russian government's attempts to control cyberspace - and its apparent fear of the new media.

Russia, US: “Burger Diplomacy”

Vadim Nikitin wonders if the Medvedev-Obama meeting is a sign that “[…] the Russian President, for so long considered a mere window dressing to Prime Ministerial rule, might stick around...

Ukraine: Gorbachev and Chernobyl

Window on Eurasia writes about Mikhail Gorbachev's order to hold the May Day demonstration in Kyiv shorly after the Chernobyl catastrophe.

Maldives: Much Ado About Airport Privatization

Hassan Ziyau questions Maldivian media's role on the recent controversy about airport privatization in Maldives.

Pakistan: What Is Blasphemy?

“What is Blasphemy?” This question has been drawn in numerous discussions after the the recent banning of certain websites in Pakistan. Shaista Kazmi & Azhar Aslam at Teeth Maestro has...

Sri Lanka: Constitutional Reform

Sumanasiri Liyanage at Groundviews discusses the expectations and the realities regarding constitutional reform in Sri Lanka.

Russia: Blogger Finds a Vulnerability in E-Gov Portal

Habrahabr-user Romachev blogs [RUS] about a crucial security hole in the process of the identification of E-government portal gosuslugi.ru [RUS]. According to the blogger, the vulnerability offers a large potential...

Hungary: Pál Schmitt, a Presidential Nominee

Hungarian Spectrum writes (here and here) about Pál Schmitt, the current speaker of the National Assembly and a nominee for the Hungarian presidency.

Hungary, Slovakia: “Since the Slovak Elections”

Hungarian Spectrum posts an update on the Hungarian-Slovak relations.

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