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· September, 2010

Stories about Governance from September, 2010

Ecuador: Police Strike Denounced as Attempt to Destabilize Country

The Ecuadorian police are leading a strike against reforms to the public service law, unleashing chaos in the country. Since this morning, Twitter users have been reporting on the events...

Should Bangladesh Send Troops To Afghanistan?

The Bangladesh Army has earned a reputation in contributing troops for different United Nation Peacekeeping Operations across the world. However, recently the country received an extra-ordinary request for troops to...

Nepal: Political Gridlock Continues

Today Nepal failed its ninth bid to elect a new prime minister. Anup Kaphle, for the Pulitzer Center on crisis reporting, notes the consequences of this political gridlock.

Pakistan: Don't Feed The Rumor Mill

Kalsoom at Chowrangi is furious after reading the rumors in the Pakistani and international media that the Pakistan army is considering options for an indirect intervention in Pakistan’s political sphere....

Trinidad & Tobago: The Big Question

Continuing his examination of the terms of the CLICO bailout, Afra Raymond asks the $57,000 question: “‘If the CL Financial group is insolvent, then how are we paying for all...

India: A Plebiscite In Kashmir

Raja Basu at Potpourri gives logic why the question of a plebiscite should not arise for deciding the fate of Kashmir.

China: 7 Departments on censorship

Isaac lists out in Twitter 7 government departments that are responsible for censorship in China.

Russia: Landscape and Trends of Online Transparency Initiatives

Alexey Sidorenko analyzes the five main groups of the Russian transparency projects: official and semi-official transparency websites; chaotic transparency communities; online representation of civil activism NGOs; next-generation transparency and civil...

Hungary: Citizens Protest Against Auchan Shopping Mall

Marietta Le posts an update on the ongoing efforts by Hungarian citizens to save the Dunakeszi marsh, which would be destroyed if Auchan Hungary's expansion continues as planned.

Haiti, Dominican Republic: The Presence of DR Troops

Wadner Pierre says that “the decision of the Dominican government to send troops in Haiti proved the participation of the Dominican government in destabilizing Haiti peace”.

Russia: “Web of Justice”

The Russian Internet is presented, especially in some Western media, as being one of the few democratic forums in the country. However, these reports should be taken with a grain...

Africa: University of Texas Africa Conference 2010

Jessica explains the focus of University of Texas Africa Conference 2010: “…this year we hope to take it a step further by putting scholars into conversation with activists and policy-makers...

Hungary: AGRI Pipeline Project

The Hungarian Spectrum writes – here and here – about the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania Interconnector (AGRI) natural gas pipeline project and Hungary's possible involvement in it.

Russia: Moscow Mayor's Dismissal

Today, the main topic of all discussions in the RuNet is the dismissal of Yuri Luzhkov, mayor of Moscow. While some bloggers (1 [RUS], 2 [RUS]) consider it a victory...

Bermuda: “Mockumentary”?

Of “the corporate-style movie…that has appeared on the Internet polishing the Premier’s image as a popular leader”, Vexed Bermoothes says it is akin to “what BP might undertake to restore...

Iran: The Art and Design of the ‘Green Movement’

“Where is my Vote” is an exhibition of 150 political posters for the Green Movement in Iran that was on display at the School of Visual Arts in New York...

Egypt: “The Inevitable Mubarak Photoshopping Contest”

In its coverage of the 2010 Peace Talks–the latest round of direct negotiations between leaders from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, and the US, Al Ahram newspaper used Photoshop skills to...

Slovenia: Ljubljana City Council Election

Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about the upcoming election to the Ljubljana city council (an earlier post on the mayoral race is here).

Russia: Moscow Mayor Luzhkov Fired

Notes on the sacking of Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov: before (The Moscow Diaries and FP's Passport) and after (A Good Treaty, The Russia Monitor, Robert Amsterdam, Russia! and Windows to...

Iran:Derakhshan sentenced to 19.5 years in prison

According to [fa] Mashregh News Hossein Derakhshan, Iranian jailed blogger, was sentenced to 19.5 years in prison. Read more here.

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