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· March, 2011

Stories about Governance from March, 2011

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Towards Partition

At OpenDemocracy.net, Bedrudin Brljavac writes about the situation in Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Fifteen years since the end of the war, ethno-nationalist leaders continue to pursue political agendas leading to the...

Haiti: Monsanto's Agenda

Haiti Grassroots Watch takes “a closer look” at Monsanto's seed distribution in the wake of last year's devastating earthquake.

China: The Interrogation (A Tale of AI and Revolution)

Stainless Steel Mouse, aka Liu Di, has seen many of her peers arrested or disappeared over the past several weeks. Looking at the unusual way in which China's failed Jasmine...

Jamaica: Enquiry No Laughing Matter

As the Manatt Dudus Enquiry is extended for the third time, GWAP comments: “A Commission that should have cost Jamaican tax payers JMD $37 million has now skyrocket[ed] to JMD...

Debate about China Model

The China Media Project has translated two articles written by Zhang Weiwei, a CCP think tank and Yang Jisheng, an experience retired reporter on their understanding of China Model.

Bangladesh: Is USA Doing Excess On Yunus Issue?

US Astt. Secretary of state for South and Central Asian Affairs Mr. Roger Blake recently visited Bangladesh and discussed with government about the recent disputes with the Nobel laureate Dr....

Syria: Reactions to President Assad's Speech

President Bashar Al Assad finally made a speech Wednesday 30 March, 2011, at the Syrian Parliament after days of postponement and anticipation. The president's arrival at the Parliament was met...

Russia: Mapping Bribery Online

Anton Nosik shares [ru] a link to RosKomVzyatka (‘Russian Committee for Bribes’), Ushahidi-based platform that allows users to map bribes (both given and taken) anonymously. It's another transparency project after...

Russia: Blogger Translates Articles on Alexey Navalny

LJ user vadda translates from English into Russian two recent texts about Alexey Navalny, a prominent Russian anti-corruption activist: one text, by Andrew E. Kramer, appeared in the New York...

Tunisia: Bloggers Angry at Interim Interior Minister Sacking

Tunisian bloggers are outraged over the sacking of Interim Interior Minister Farhat Rajhi today. In a surprise move, he was replaced by Hbib El-Seed. Netizens are now calling for his...

Haiti: Not Like Japan

Toussaint on Haiti has been avoiding news of the Japan earthquake for fear of “triggering sad memories”, noting that stories of recovery there “really b[ring] home…the dysfunction that exists in...

Cuba: More on Carter

Cuban bloggers continue to comment on former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's visit.

Honduras: Teacher Protests Continue

Hemispheric Brief reports: “Teacher protests continued in Honduras Monday, despite a threat from President Pepe Lobo that his government would begin suspending, without pay, those who did not return to...

Lebanon: Claim your Parking Spot

Dutch Blogger Sietske asked the Lebanese people in her latest post to claim what's rightfully theirs: “their parking spots.”

Syria: Complexity Behind the Protests

Unrest in Syria enters its second week, as anti-government protests continue in their bid to oust President Bashar al-Assad. Whilst it may seem that the unrest in Syria is a...

South Korea: Application for Radiation Levels Checkup

As minuscule amounts of radioactive iodine and cesium have been detected in South Korean atmosphere, intensifying the already heightened fear over Japan's nuclear crisis, South Korean web developers debuted an...

Russia: A Riot Police Officer's Twitter and Blog

A Good Treaty writes about an anonymous Moscow riot police (OMON) officer, who started tweeting in January (@OMON_Moscow, RUS, over 3,000 followers) and also has a blog (LJ user omon-moscow,...

Ukraine: “A War of Monuments”

Back in February, Uilleam Blacker of Memory at War: Blog wrote about “a war of monuments” in Ukraine.

Cuba: Carter's Visit

Cuban bloggers weigh in on former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's visit to the island.

Jamaica: Passing the Buck

“To date, the Enquiry has been fascinating and compelling TV”: Jamaica and the World reports on the latest developments in the Manatt Dudus Enquiry, which “involved politicians placing the blame...

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