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· March, 2012

Stories about Governance from March, 2012

31 March 2012

Slovakia: Paying More Due to Corruption in the Area of State Tenders

Tibor Blazko highlights the ongoing public debate on corruption in the area of state tenders in Slovakia.

Puerto Rico: “He Leaves at Last”

Spain: The Faces of the Young and Unemployed 51%

Georgia: Tongue-in-cheek development forecast

East Timor: Early Warning Early Response Mapping System

Human Rights Mapping in Cambodia

Human rights advocates in Cambodia have been using online maps to document, monitor, and expose human rights violations across the country. Some of the maps track land conflicts, media killings,...

Bulgaria: Construction of the Nuclear Power Plant “Belene” Cancelled

The Bulgarian government announced the cancellation of the construction of the nuclear power plant "Belene" on March 28. This controversial project and the consequences of its halt drew quite some...

30 March 2012

Spain: General Strike Across Cities and Neighborhoods

Hundreds of people took the streets around cities and neighborhoods in Spain yesterday to participate in a general strike (29M) to protest against proposed government cuts to indispensable social services....

Guinea-Bissau: Constitutional Limits on the Presidential Elections

Claims of widespread fraud during the presidential elections in Guinea Bissau, on 18 March, allows for the possibility that the April ballot will take place with a single candidate –...

Peru: Focusing on Technology for Social and Economic Development

Moldova: 917-Day Marathon to Elect the President is Over

After two and a half years of repeated failures to elect the head of state, the Moldovan politicians finally managed on March 16 to give the country its new president,...

29 March 2012

Guatemala: Indigenous and Rural Communities March to Defend Their Land

Thousands of Guatemalan indigenous people and countrymen participated in a nine-day march to defend their lands, protest forced relocations, and call attention to other issues affecting rural communities. We share...

Slovenia: Family Code Referendum (and Other “Election Season” Updates)

27 March 2012

Russia: Kenyans at Pro-Putin Rally Identified As Moscow Circus Acrobats

RuNet Echo

A month ago, the video of a group of anonymous Kenyan men, who allegedly participated in a pro-Putin rally, received much attention on the RuNet. One blogger recognized the Kenyans...

Georgia: Anti-discriminatory legislation ahead of Armenia, Azerbaijan

Trinidad & Tobago: Divisive Politics

Philippines: Government Fails to Stop ‘Noynoying’

What started as a substitute to the now banned planking protests is now the latest hit sensation in the Philippines. Filipino netizens discuss how and why the 'Noynoying' protest has...

Armenia: Ushahidi deployed for parliamentary elections

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