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· October, 2014

Stories about Governance from October, 2014

31 October 2014

They Lied Until He Died: Zambia Acknowledges President's Illness Just Before His Death

Zambia's fifth president, Michael Sata, died on October 28, 2014. Zambians question the government's decision not to tell the nation the truth about his health.

Myanmar Reporter Detained by the Military, then Killed

Global Voices Advocacy

More than a thousand people gathered in Myanmar's capital to call for an investigation into the death of a journalist who supporters allege was tortured and killed by the army.

29 October 2014

Hooligans Crash LGBT Community Celebration in Macedonia

Understanding Southeast Asia in 19 Infographics

Global Voices looks at 19 infographics that help explain the promising future ahead for Southeast Asia, as well as the obstacles to greater regional prosperity.

World Forum for Democracy Will Discuss “Youth and Democracy” in Strasbourg, France

28 October 2014

50 Years Later, Zambians Are Asking What Independence Day Means

While Zambians all over the world celebrated the holiday with food, the national colours, and more, some observations have raised serious questions about the country's past and future.

27 October 2014

Russia Step Ups Censorship of ISIS Social Media Content

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

The move to forbid ISIS’s media content joins a trend of growing Internet surveillance and censorship in Russia, but the feasibility of weakening ISIS by targeting social media is questionable.

26 October 2014

Tunisians Head to Polls to Elect a New Parliament

Tunisians are heading to polls today to elect a new parliament almost four years after they toppled the regime of dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.

25 October 2014

GV Face: To Vote or Not to Vote? Voices from Tunisia as the 2014 Election Begins

GV Face

More than 9,000 candidates from over a 100 parties are contesting in this election.

24 October 2014

Kyrgyzstan Ready to Adopt Gay Propaganda Law

Once branded Central Asia's 'Island of Democracy', Kyrgyzstan now seems to be trying to outdo Russia in the homophobic legislation stakes. For LGBT groups, it is a big worry.

There's an Island Made of Toxic Trash Rising Out of the Sea in the Maldives

Used batteries, asbestos, lead and other potentially hazardous waste dumped at Thilafushi island are seeping into the water, but environmental concerns have never materialized into a campaign by local activists.

21 October 2014

Baby Doc's Death Fails to Bring Closure for Haitians

Dictators Jean-Claude and Francois Duvalier never paid for their crimes while alive; indeed, the fact that justice was not served is still a thorn in the side of many Haitians.

As Pressure Mounts in Trinidad ‘Re-Route’ Protest, Pro-Highway Supporters Get Nasty

An anonymous group, "Citizens4dhighway", places a malicious ad in a local daily designed to look like a newspaper report intended to belittle Dr. Kublalsingh's hunger strike. The outcry continues.

20 October 2014

Mexicans Demand President Peña Nieto Resign With Trending Twitter Hashtag

A spate of state violence, including the case of the missing Ayotzinapa students, has prompted Mexicans to demand the resignation of President Enrique Peña Nieto on Twitter under #DemandoTuRenunciaEPN.

Cambodia's Police Are in the Market for Water Cannon Trucks ‘to Be Used Against Demonstrations’

Human rights groups fear the water cannon trucks will be used to suppress the strike of garment workers.

17 October 2014

Building an Internet Fast Lane in Russia Could Be a Great Way to Stifle Independent Media

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

In Russia, where the online space for independent media is fast shrinking, the prospect of ending net neutrality and filtering Internet content poses significant dangers.

São Paulo Is Running Out of Water, But Authorities Say There's No Need for Rationing

The government's assurances that water isn't being rationed goes against the experiences of São Paulo residents, who say their taps are being regularly shut off.

Ex-President's Return Triggers Media Warning from Government in Madagascar

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