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· December, 2013

Stories about Governance from December, 2013

30 December 2013

The Amazon, a Story of Destruction in the Name of Development

On December 2013, Agência Pública news agency launched 'Public Amazon', its first book of journalistic reports in Portuguese, with a debate to discuss the region's dilemmas.

29 December 2013

Contemplating Nelson Mandela's Legacy in South Asia

"Nepali leaders have a lot to learn from Mandela's statesmanship, integrity, and lack of political ambition."

9 Things the Russian Government Says Are “Gay Propaganda”

RuNet Echo

Russian state censors have revised the criteria for identifying information online that supposedly endangers minors. One new report tries to clarify the definition of "gay propaganda."

28 December 2013

An Open Letter to Arvind Kejriwal

What It's Like Growing Up In The Maldives?

Vladimir Milov “On Khodorkovsky”

RuNet Echo

Vladimir Milov is an energy sector expert and former Deputy Energy Minister of the Russian Federation. RuNet Echo translates his reaction to Mikhail Khodorkovsky's release from prison last week.

27 December 2013

Brazilian Ruralists Hold ‘Auction for Resistance’ Against Indigenous Land Claims

An auction in Mato Grosso do Sul raised one million Brazilian reals for armed security on farms "against indigenous occupations. Ruralists claimed the funds would not finance a militia.

IMF Silent on Corruption in Cambodia?

26 December 2013

Killing of Two Demolition Officials by Chinese Veteran Farmer Wins Public Sympathy

The arrest of an old farmer for killing two men sent to evict his family in the east China city of Suzhou has provoked outcry on China’s social media.

Victim of China's One-Child-Policy, 7-year-old Boy Plans Revenge

24 December 2013

7 Rallies that Rocked Southeast Asia in 2013

Several Southeast Asian governments were confronted with big street protests in 2013. In Thailand, street protesters are still actively pushing for the ouster of the incumbent government

Emptying Russia's Prisons to Fill the Seats at Sochi 2014

RuNet Echo

Many Russian bloggers believe that the 2014 Olympics in Sochi played a major role in the early release of both Greenpeace activists and Pussy Riot, as well as Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

22 December 2013

World Forum for Democracy 2013: Connecting Citizens and Institutions

Everything you need to know about the World Forum for Democracy 2013 in Strasbourg, with some personal impressions.

The Challenges of Family Healthcare in Apatou, French Guiana

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