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· November, 2013

Stories about Governance from November, 2013

29 November 2013

#Euromaidan: How Ukraine Came to Be Rocked by Protests

As Ukraine enters its second week of mass protests sparked by the government scrapping an EU integration agreement, Tetyana Bohdanova takes a look at the first week through social media.

28 November 2013

Keeping up with the 2013 World Forum for Democracy

A Bird's-Eye View of Russian Corruption

RuNet Echo

Blogger Alexey Navalny has launched a new attack against five prominent Russian politicians, accusing them bribe-taking and failing to declare vast property holdings that include opulent mansions located outside Moscow.

27 November 2013

Thailand Catching Fire as Anti-Government Protests Intensify

More than 100,000 anti-government protesters have stormed the streets of Bangkok in the past three days. Tensions rose when protesters occupied several government buildings

26 November 2013

Machismo and Old Prejudices Keep Mexican Rape Victims Silent

One woman is raped every four minutes in Mexico. This crime, like violence in the country, has become more brutal in recent years. Fundación MEPI reports.

Indonesia-Australia Diplomatic Tension Escalates Over Wiretapping

A diplomatic row erupted between Australia and Indonesia after a document leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that Australia has been conducting spying operations against some Indonesian leaders

Uncertainty And Hope During Elections in Nepal

Nepal's elections to choose a new Constituent Assembly were finally held on 19 November 2013. The new assembly will be tasked with drafting Nepal's much awaited Constitution.

South Africa Doesn't Want You to See the President's Lavish House

The South African government has used $20 million to upgrade President Jacob Zuma's private residence. Government ministers have warned that anyone publishing photos of the home will be arrested.

25 November 2013

Pakistan Government Blames Social Media for Fanning Sectarian Clashes

Following a deadly sectarian clash in Rawalpindi city, manipulated photos of the event quickly spread on social media, inspiring false 'revenge' attacks in different parts of Pakistan, according to authorities.

VIDEO: Authorities Destroy Mosques in Angola

Iran: Jailed Blogger Needs Urgent Medical Care

23 November 2013

Is South Korea Encouraging Portal Sites to Self-Censor?

The South Korean government has announced plans to allow large portal sites to censor or delete user comments that are deemed libelous or slanderous.

Brazilian “Wikicity” Travels to the World Forum for Democracy

22 November 2013

VIDEO: Fighting Pakistan's YouTube Ban, One Hug at a Time

A YouTube mascot roams Karachi in protest of Pakistan's ban of the video-sharing website in a recently released clip. "If you want me back, hug me," the mascot says.

More Transparency Needed in Uranium Negotiation in Niger

Ukraine Suspends EU Deal, Protesters Fill Kyiv's Independence Square

On the eve of their Orange Revolution anniversary, Ukrainian citizens take to the streets to protest a suspended EU deal that would help their country grow closer to the West.

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