Stories about Governance from August, 2015
"To many, Bersih 4 is something that gave them the courage to dream. To know that a fair and just Malaysia can truly exist."
"Today, the community suffers not only at the hands of criminal groups but also at those of the Federal Police and the Army of Mexico."
"Resident participation on projects like the [Cultural Corridor Chapultepec] must occur from the design stage and not once everything has already been decided. This is a sham."
Various civil society groups have started to come together to find solutions to the severe socioeconomic crisis that the Caribbean nation faces.
A Week Before a Huge Vote, Demonstrators Fill Guatemala's Streets, Calling For President to Step Down
University students, peasants, families, indigenous groups, artists, cities, towns, hospitals, and more are rapidly joining calls for President Otto Pérez Molina to step down.
The government recently threatened to pull the licenses of three news channels over criticism of the execution of Yakub Menon, convicted of the 1993 Mumbai bombings.
In this episode of GV Face, Faten Bushehri talks to Global Voices contributor from Beirut Joey Ayoub, who has been working closely with the organizing committee of You Stink.
This is the first part of an investigation by Convoca based on more than 1,000 environmental monitoring reports of hydrocarbons and electricity that were archived by three governments in Peru.
"The implied accusation that they are out to cheat government is an insult they can never forgive and forget."
People all across India are pushing back against government policies and new trends in human migration that have made the imposition of the Hindi language a sensitive political issue.
Writers around the world ask President Peña Nieto of Mexico to probe journalist murders. (Here's their letter) https://t.co/qAkZI5K2MR — Susana Hayward (@mediasayer) August 16, 2015 More than 500 journalists, writers, artists and defenders for freedom of expression from around the world wrote an open letter to the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, in which they...
The government is proposing to build a coal plant in Krabi to boost local power supply, but it also threatens to destroy a popular tourism destination and protected environment site.
"Hostility to journalists, the media and activists has increased in Ecuador, and attacks on freedom of expression are becoming more frequent."
Two government ministers who tried to enter the protest area were refused entry, but the movement said those who resign are welcome.
Weighed down by heavy schoolbags and neglected by the government, is life about to get better for Bangladesh's millions of miniature citizens?
Indonesia's Supreme Court has ruled that the foundation of the late President Suharto is guilty of embezzling state funds from 1976 to 1998. It ordered the family of Suharto to return 315 million US dollars to the state. Suharto ruled Indonesia from 1967 to 1998. During his 31-year rule, he...
"These fish felt ashamed. They saw that so many people had died. They felt sorry and drowned themselves."
"It is highly unlikely that this move is intended to achieve anything other than the shutting down of criticism."
"Like many ex-Soviet cities, Dushanbe has a driving culture straight out of a Fast and Furious movie. Potholed roads encourage swerving at speed."
Violence in Venezuela has shown no mercy. Not even with law officers, who protested in Caracas despite prohibition from authorities and silence from the media.
Were the president's claims about his government's investment in education true? False? Misleading? Ojo-Público had the answer in real-time.