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· February, 2014

Stories about Governance from February, 2014

27 February 2014

Uruguayan President José Mujica Rejects “Foreign Interference” in Venezuela

Declaring his solidarity with the people and the government of Venezuela, the president of Uruguay urged respect for the Venezuelan constitution.

26 February 2014

Jamaican Dancehall Artiste Deported from Dominica

The Dominican government has refused to allow a controversial Jamaican dancehall artist to enter the country on the grounds that he is a security threat. Netizens sound off on Twitter.

Lahore Brigade Working To Solve Civic Problems

25 February 2014

Iran Watches Ukraine With Envy and Dismay

Iranians who once staged mass protests against their own regime were reminded of a revolution that eluded them in 2009.

Madagascar Still Awaiting a New Prime Minister, Government

Show Me an ‘Animal-Driven Constitution’, Demands Zambian President

While civil society activists in Zambia are demanding a people-driven constitution, Zambian President Michael Sata mocked them by asking if anyone had ever seen an animal-driven constitution.

24 February 2014

Al Qaeda Calls for Jihad in Bangladesh

"The Zawahiri message [...] is a stark reminder that we have an enemy at the gate, and only together we can defeat it.

A Day to Strengthen Portugal's Open Data Community

Technology for Transparency Network

International Open Data Day was celebrated in Porto with inspiring talks, hands-on activities and a face-to-face hangout between open data enthusiasts from different cities.

Brief Summary of the Situation in Venezuela for the Curious or Poorly Informed

The Venezuela I'll Always Remember

The Bridge

Peruvian Gabriela Garcia Calderón remembers the Venezuela of the 1990s, a very different country from the one appearing in the news headlines of late.

23 February 2014

Indian Blogger Exposes Fuel Pump Cheating With Viral Video

"A rampant malpractice at most fuel stations in the country, one that needs to be tackled in these times of high fuel prices."

Could Questions on Ethnicity Stir Trouble in Myanmar?

Myanmar’s nationwide census next month threatens to inflame more ethnic and religious conflicts after 'divisive' questions on ethnicity and religion were included in the questionnaire.

22 February 2014

Ukraine's President Yanukovych Ousted and Parliament Reshuffled

Following this week's deadly crackdown, an original deal calling for end-2014 elections left protesters unsatisfied. Parliament then ousted Yanuckovich.

Brazilian Cameraman's Death Fuels Push for Stricter Protest Laws

After the death of a cameraman hit by an object during a protest, Brazilian authorities are discussing legislative changes that will harden penalties for disobedience in protests.

21 February 2014

Congratulating The New Prime Minister of Nepal

Social Media Rallies to Help Comatose Pakistani Student in US

US officials finally extended Muhammad Shahzaib Bajwa's visa so he can continue receiving treatment there following a November car accident that left the exchange student in a coma.

‘Central African Republic's Most Pressing Need Is Security for its People’

Global Voices speaks with Béatrice Epaye, a member of the Central African Republic's National Transition Board, about how best to solve the country's crisis.

Russian Politicians Stick to Their Guns as Ukraine Burns

RuNet Echo

For Russia's politicians, the battle lines over Ukraine have already been drawn, and now there can be no compromise.

20 February 2014

#Euromaidan Protests Spread Throughout Ukraine After Explosion of Violence

After almost three months of constant protests in Ukraine's major cities, President Yanukovych's government declared de facto martial law in the country. Violent clashes have spread beyond the capital.

Is Indian Anti-Corruption Leader Arvind Kejriwal's Resignation Clever or Crazy?

India's "common people" were hopeful when anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party took victory in Delhi assembly elections. But after only 49 days in office, Kejriwal resigned.

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