Stories about Governance from March, 2016
"If junta thinks forbidding me to travel abroad would silence me then they're mistaken. I will continue to scrutinize and criticize them."
The government chosen by the vote will govern a large community of Tibetans spread across several countries from its headquarters in McLeod Ganj in Himachal Pradesh in northern India.
"...the voice and perspective raised by numerous civic movements has met with outright arrogance by the Tirana Municipality authorities..."
General Abdul Rashid Dostum and General Ata Mohammad Noor have much in common, but whether online or offline, they speak to different audiences.
"In 2016, it is long past the time for independent and transparent systems of investigation and accountability."
The life of prisoners in Madagascar and France.
Does it matter how journalists get hold of public information to expose corruption?
Moroccans Rally for Unity, While Sahrawis Push for Independence After Ban Ki-Moon’s ‘Occupied’ Remark
"When will you be relieved from your prolonged pain? Oh, my homeland. Peace be upon you"
"Dr. Atiur has resigned, that's his bold and honest move. But what happened to nabbing the thieves? How was the server hacked? Who was looking after the cybersecurity?"
A draft law that would regulate social media -- with criminal consequences for its violators -- has sparked intense debates among Bolivian citizens.
"These instructions clearly show that the ruling party pushing to create fake Facebook accounts in order to provide artificial 'likes' to the [Prime Minister's] Facebook page."
Eight months after taking to the streets to protest against Lebanon's mounting rubbish problem, the issue is not solved. Protesters are back on the streets today.
"It is crazy on how the power of social media, can influence a dozen people to silently protest for human rights."
"Asking politicians to solve the problem is like asking a footballer to be the referee at his own match." The 3of3 initiative is the voice of many Mexicans asking for a stronger fight against political corruption.
‘Unmasking the Corrupt’? Transparency International’s Trinidad and Tobago Chapter Is Giving It a Shot
Global Voices talks to Deryck Murray about the 2015 Corruption Perception Index, his organisation's work, and why continued efforts to fight corruption are critical to the region's future.
"It is a bad solution to a non-problem and a waste of taxpayers’ money. You are essentially using our funds to deprive us of a space we can use."
With compounding problems in the agriculture sector, one recommendation suggests that increasing productivity and focusing on small disadvantaged farmers are key to improving farmers’ standard of living in India.
Alaghie Jobe lives in exile in Senegal, fearful that at any moment he could be sought out and detained by the Gambian authorities. His crime: practising journalism in The Gambia.
Bhutan's strict citizenship laws, however, aren't doing much to boost happiness these days, as thousands of Bhutanese children abandoned by their fathers have been rendered stateless according to Bhutanese laws.
Many people wonder about the destiny of drug lords' fortunes after they're captured. This report offers a glimpse of what happens in Mexico, Colombia, and the US.