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· May, 2011

Stories about Governance from May, 2011

Caribbean: FIFA Foul

Regional bloggers congratulate the Bermudian and Bahamian football representatives – now being lauded as whistleblowers – who refused to accept bribes from FIFA; Globewriter republishes suspended vice-president Jack Warner's statement...

India: New Internet Rules – Unregulated Power To The Government

Law And Other Things debates the proposed new Internet Rules in India, which grants unregulated powers to the Government.

Nepal: So Rich And Yet So Poor

News Views And Reviews Of Nepal points out that although Nepal has a huge potential to generate hydropower up to 43,000 megawatts (MW), it is generating only 1.47% of its...

Thailand: Tourism woes

Khon Kaen advises the Tourism Authority of Thailand to learn from the aggressive tourism campaign of Laos to revitalize the country's tourism industry

Russia: State Duma Whistleblower Intern's Case

Sublime Oblivion writes about the case of Evgeny Starshov, who was tweeting and blogging about his internship at the Russian State Duma until he got fired for it.

Abkhazia: Sergei Bagapsh Dies

In Moscow's Shadows and Foreign Policy Association's Russia blog write about the implications of the death of Sergei Bagapsh, the president of the Republic of Abkhazia, on May 29.

China: Detained Rights Lawyer Interrogated About Sex Life

After three months in detention, Chinese lawyer Li Tiantian described on Twitter how her interrogators used intimate details of her personal life to harass her. In the past months, more...

Gambia: On Gambia's First President

Mathew K. Jallow discuses the legacy of Sir Dawda K Jawara, Gambia's first president: “As president, Sir Dawda Jawara was unlike most African leaders and politicians of his generation; leaders...

Nepal: Constituent Assembly Term Extended For Three Months

Phanindra Dahal at United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal informs about the latest drama at the current Nepali parliament session where the Constituent Assembly was extended for three months.

Azerbaijan: Twitter as a tool for activism

Global Voices co-founder Ethan Zuckerman comments on the use of Twitter in last week's campaign by Amnesty International to call for the release of prisoner of conscience Eynulla Fatullayev. Although...

Russia: Moscow Pride 2011

This year's Moscow Gay Pride event ended in clashes almost as soon as it began, at least 18 gay rights activists and 14 of their opponents are reported to have...

Peru: Growing Debate Regarding Genetically Modified Farming

The official signing of Decree 003, which permits the import of genetically modified seeds into the country, continues to generate debate between those in favor of the widespread use of...

El Salvador: Problems After Change in Propane Gas Subsidy

El Salvador from the Inside explains the controversy over a change in the propane gas subsidy which was meant to help the poor. The subsidy is now “tied to your...

Kuwait: Protest Against the Prime Minister

Kuwaitis protested on Friday calling for Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah to leave the government. Mona Kareem summaries the reactions of Kuwaiti netizens on the continuing Friday of Anger...

Hungary: Corruption On the Rise

Hungarian Spectrum writes about corruption in Hungary: “A few days ago Ernst & Young made public its latest survey on corruption in Europe and came up with the startling result...

Trinidad & Tobago: Politricks?

Plain Talk, tongue firmly in cheek, gives a quick run-down of the political goings-on in Trinidad and Tobago, while Weblog Bahamas quips: “Politicians confuse me.”

Brazil: Photos from the “Different People's” Big Barbecue Protest

It is unclear whether the Higienópolis subway station will become a reality after Brazil's barbecue protest, but the issue has stimulated the creativity of web users. In this post, see...

Hong Kong: Scandal on Internet Learning Support Programme (ILSP)

Jeremy Godfrey, former Hong Kong Government Chief Information Officer from 2008-2011, has opened a blog for exposing the selection process for the tender on Internet Learning Support Program (ILSP). He...

Ukraine: Proposal to Declare Crimean Tatar Deportation “Genocide”

Window on Eurasia reports on the Ukrainian Peoples Party's proposal to declare the 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars by Stalin “an act of genocide and a crime against humanity.”

Russia: Peaceful Religious Co-Existence in Tatarstan

At OpenDemocracy.net, Oleg Pavlov writes about Jadidism, “an Islamic movement common among the Muslims in the Volga and Urals region,” and peaceful religious co-existence in Tatarstan.

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