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· October, 2011

Stories about Governance from October, 2011

Macedonia: Lead Smelting Factory Problem in Veles

China’s Stability Machine and the Detention of Chen Guangcheng

As waves of visits to fight for the release of China's blind activist Chen Guangcheng are turned back by the violence organized by the local government, Chinese bloggers explore the...

Russia: The Data Leak War and Other Pre-Election Surprises

Current online political activity in Russia points to information warfare occurring between independent civil-society groups or remnants of 'traditional' political opposition, against various government officials and pro-government youth movements.

Trinidad & Tobago: Role of the Telecommunications Authority

France: Calls for Official Recognition of 1961 Paris Algerian Massacre

Fifty years after the bloody suppression of a peaceful demonstration by Algerians in Paris, French officials are still struggling to admit their responsibility. Calls for the official recognition of the...

Russia: Alternative Voting Portal Launched

China: Woman activist beaten by local thugs and police officer

Ukraine: “We Are Europeans”

Ordinary Ukrainians are using citizen media and social networks to voice their commitment to European values and organize rallies in support of Ukraine's European orientation. Veronica Khokhlova reports.

Madagascar: New Prime Minister Omer Beriziky Arrival Tweeted Live

Botswana: Government Decides Not to Recognise Recognise Bakgatla Paramount

Russia: Crowd-Sourced Citizen Lawmaking Platform

Saudi Arabia: Prince Naif is Coming

Saudi Arabia has appointed its Interior Minister Naif Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud as the Kingdom's new crown prince. The news has been received with fear and caution by netizens,...

Mexico: Discussing the Possibility of Recall Elections

The Chamber of Deputies in Mexico has been discussing a political reform for weeks. But the initiative that reached the floor lacks elements that its supporters considered essential, like the...

Brazil: Is the Ruling Party an LGBT Ally?

Bahamas: Economics of the Environment

China: Internet Management and the 6th Plenum Report

Ukraine: Petroleum Sets Fire to Party of Regions Tactics

Ukraine: Turning into a European Pariah?

Myanmar: Local Politician Allows Opium Production

Lithuania: Corruption within the Educational System

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