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· September, 2013

Stories about Governance from September, 2013

Bhutan: Electoral Laws Need To Be Changed

Yeshey Dorji welcomes the move of the Bhutanese National Council to initiate a discussion on the electoral corruptions that were reported during the country's last General Elections the possible amendments...

India: The Prime Minister Nominee & His Criminal Records

“Can a person with Criminal Records become the PM of India?” – asks Dr. Abdul Ruff while discussing the nomination of the right wing leader and Gujarat chief-minister Narendra Modi....

VIDEO: Filmpoem “Prayer of Fear” Stuns Egypt

The Egyptian citizen collective Mosireen has been tirelessly documenting the #Jan25 revolution and the events that followed in images and documentaries. One of their very last creations is “Prayer of...

Doctors in Panama Launch Strike Over Foreign Recruitment Law

Law 611 has put local doctors on the warpath, while the government assures that foreign doctors will not pose a problem for national workers.

‘How Much Are You Paid?’ Young Nigerians Ask Their Members of Parliament

Young Nigerians on and offline ask their members of Parliament some hard questions.

IBM, Cisco Supply Brazil with Surveillance Tools for World Cup

With the perspective of mega events, Brazil became a priority for the global surveillance industry. On the front line of the technological centers which concentrate decisions concerning security during the...

Praise and Criticism for Uruguay's Proposed Media Law

The bill, which has received the praise of several journalism and freedom of expression organizations, is not as controversial as the one recently approved in Ecuador or as contentious as the one currently in the hands...

Brazil Becomes Hot Market for Surveillance Technology Ahead of World Cup

Giants of the surveillance sector get contracts in a number of Brazilian cities to monitor citizens during the games of 2014 - from security scanners to remote tracking software.

Online Petition Got Sea Turtle Released in the Philippines

Captive sea turtle was used as photo-op to attract tourists. More than 1,500 signed petition to release the sea turtle.

Europe Warns French Minister over Statement Regarding Roma Community

Les derniers propos du Ministre français de l'Intérieur, Manuel Valls ont relancé la polémique au niveau des rapports houleux entre la France et les Roms, en France et en Europe.

Lawyers Seek Ouster of Zambia's Chief Justice

Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda, Zambia's first female head of the judiciary, was rejected by parliament and therefore should not have the post, the Law Association of Zambia argues.

Brazilian President Calls for Global Respect of Net Neutrality at the UN

Net neutrality, privacy and human rights were in focus on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's speech (pdf) at the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, on September 24, 2013. The...

Blogging for Freedom on Saudi Arabia's National Day

Saudi Arabia marks its National Day on September 23. Bloggers share their hopes for a nation which respects and embraces its people and their aspirations.

Brazilian Police: Censors and Censored

In his first article for Global Voices, Danillo Ferreira writes about police oppression of the press in Brazil and the internal institutional oppression of officers freedom of expression.

Council Elections 2013 of The Northern Province of Sri Lanka Updates

The Sri Lankan Provincial council elections are being held today (September 21, 2013) to elect 148 members to three of the nine provincial councils in the country. The Northern Province,...

How Russians Read McCain's Pravda Op-Ed on Putin

While Americans were incensed at being lectured by a foreign politician whom many regard as either an idiot or a hypocrite, many Russians, it turns out, reacted no differently.

90% of Madagascar Lives On Less Than Two Dollars a Day. Why?

This chapter of our analysis of the crisis in Madagascar discusses the under-covered causes of the economic decline of the island and the proposed solutions.

Italy: Seeking Press Officer. 300 Euros Per Month.

Debates followed a job offer for a press officer posted by the Arconate district offering a gross salary €300 per month.

Iran Releases Political Prisoners

Iran releases several political prisoners including Iranian human rights activist, lawyer and Sakharov Prize winner Nasrin Sotoudeh,on Wednesday. Nasrin's husband wrote “Nasrin came,…they told her you are free.”

Will Madagascar's Upcoming Elections Solve the Island's Crisis?

Madagascar has suffered five political crises in four decades, with the island still reeling from its latest coup d'etat in 2009. Can elections finally pull the country out?

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