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· March, 2014

Stories about Governance from March, 2014

31 March 2014

Teenage Bloggers in Bangladesh Arrested For ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Posts

Fellow bloggers accuse an Islamist student organization of distributing false propaganda that rallied a mob against the two bloggers and led to their arrest.

30 March 2014

The ‘Woman Who Was Dragged’ and Killed by Brazil's Military Police

Claudia Silva Ferreira was shot during a military police operation in a Rio de Janeiro slum, then dragged along the road behind their car as they drove to the hospital.

29 March 2014

‘Sleeping Lion’ China Awakened, Says President Xi Jinping

Evoking Napoleon during his visit to France, Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country is an awakened lion that is “peaceful, pleasant and civilized”

South Korea: Royal Gate Restoration, Corruption and Suicide

28 March 2014

Global Voices Author Raza Rumi Attacked By Unknown Gunmen In Lahore

‘Anonymous International’ Leaks Kremlin's Instructions to Russian TV

RuNet Echo

A Russian Internet group called “Anonymous International” has leaked what it claims is a “tyomnik”—a list of prepackaged news stories prepared by the Kremlin for Russia’s central television news stations.

27 March 2014

Blogging about Russia's Crimea Annexation? You Could Be an Extremist!

RuNet Echo

Russian lawmakers are toying with the idea of levying extremism charges against bloggers who “incite xenophobic attitudes” when writing about the Crimea.

After One Death, Pleas to Free Remaining Abducted Iranian Soldiers

Insurgents near the Iran-Pakistan border abducted five soldiers in February and have reportedly killed one of their prisoners, Jamshid Danaeifard. #FreeIranianSoldiers say Iranians on Twitter.

26 March 2014

Women Still Harassed on Delhi's Metro Despite Measures

Four seats are designated as women's only in every train compartment, and trains now feature special women's compartments. But harassment from men remains a problem for women on the Metro.

South Korea Singles Out Elderly Drives With ‘Silver Mark’

Seniors must place a special sticker on the back of their car to signify that they are elderly. Rates of fatal crashes involving seniors is on the rise.

The Night the Lights Went Out in Jamaica: Politician Freed of Corruption Charges

The dropping of charges against a former minister of Parliament in a corruption scandal involving the distribution of light bulbs, has Jamaicans discussing whether the judicial system has a bias.

Corruption in Nepal: Is It Becoming Socially Acceptable?

25 March 2014

Paraguayan President Faces First Major Test as Citizens Prepare for a General Strike

Paraguay will live its first general strike after two decades. Workers, peasants, teacher unions and students will give Horacio Cartes his first major test as president.

Obama Meets the Chinese President in Netherlands as the US First Lady Continues Her Soft Diplomacy in China

US First Lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to China roughly at the same time her husband traveled to the Netherlands for a nuclear summit, also attended by China's president.

24 March 2014

Jose Dos Santos, the 1.8-Billion-Dollar President of Angola

Meanwhile, 70 percent of Angolans live on less than two dollars a day.

Dear #CongressOccupied Protesters, ‘Don't Let Taiwan Become the Next Hong Kong’

Since protests in Taiwan began March 18 against a trade deal with China, many Hongkongers have sent many messages of encouragement and of warning to the Taiwanese.

22 March 2014

South Korea Moves to Restrict Young People's Online Overseas Shopping

Young South Koreans are getting their hands on foreign products not available in their country as well as Korean products at cheaper prices by buying from international sellers.

21 March 2014

Russia's No. 1 Separatist Dead, Again

RuNet Echo

Doku Umarov was declared dead by the official propaganda arm of the Caucasus Emirate, an armed separatist movement in Russia's south.

Smog Insurance China's Latest Air Pollution Band-Aid

Smog insurance, the first of its kind, is targeting travelers and local residents of seven cities in China. Some cities have been plagued by smog for years.

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