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· January, 2011

Stories about Governance from January, 2011

31 January 2011

Iran: “Our friend Mr. ElBaradei” in Egypt

Iranian bloggers from across the political spectrum continue to share their opinions on uprisings in the Arab world. One conservative Islamist blogger sees an opportunity for the Iranian regime if...

Russia: Blogger Released After 14 Months of Penal Colony

Iraq: A Salute to the People of Egypt

Salam Adil rounds up the Iraqi bloggers' take on the demonstrations in Egypt. Read it now before the world changes.

Saudi Arabia: Netizens Support Egyptians in their Uprising

Saudi Arabia's netizens are lending their support to Egyptians in their uprising against president Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule. Many are watching, reporting on and reacting to the developments on the...

Sudan: “Facebook Revolution” with the help of Twitter as a side kick

Today we are witnessing a new trend in Sudan. Young Sudanese are growing up digital and are well aware of how the world is changing around them. Young people in...

Sudan: Tweeting #SudanJan30

Using the social networking site Facebook, Sudanese students called for a street demonstration on January 30 to protest against the government of Omar al-Bashir. The protests have claimed the life...

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: Looking at Egypt

Ukraine: “Three Nations”?

China: Law student almost got arrested for attempt to capture cadre’s privilege moment

30 January 2011

Palestine: Netizens React to First Batch of Palestine Papers

On the 23rd of January, 2011, Al Jazeera released the Palestine Papers. Shaden Abdulrahman rounds up reactions from Palestinian and pro-Palestine blogs to the first batch of 1600 documents.

Saudi Arabia: Jeddah's Youth Come to the Rescue in Floods

Following Jeddah's flood at the end of January, the young generation of Saudis used social media websites to help with relief operations by providing aid, shelter, food or transportation to...

Sudan: People's Revolution in the Making?

Following mass protests in Tunisia and Egypt, a group Sudanese activists have chosen January 30, 2011 to be the beginning of peaceful demonstrations to bring down Omar al-Bashir and his...

29 January 2011

Brazil: Ministry of Culture abandons Creative Commons

Brazilian Minister of Culture's decision to remove a Creative Commons license from its website provoked all sorts of reactions on social networks and among bloggers. It is the first instance...

China: 88% of Chinese trust government?

Edelman, one of the top five global public relations firms, released its 2011 Trust Barometer on January 26 2011. The report indicates that China ranked first, with 88% trust, in...

Romania: Accession to the Schengen Zone

Hungary: New Media Law To Be Modified?

Hungary: Filtering Foreign Media Content?

Albania: Anti-Government Protest in Tirana

Czech Republic: Lawyers Uncertain About Ukrainian Politician's Right to Asylum

Bulgaria: Sofia's Sugar Factory Tragedy

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