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· March, 2016

Stories about Governance from March, 2016

Thailand Stops Journalist From Attending World Press Freedom Day in Finland

"If junta thinks forbidding me to travel abroad would silence me then they're mistaken. I will continue to scrutinize and criticize them."

With an Eye on China, Tibetans Vote for Their Government in Exile

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.

Mass Child Abuse Scandal Rocks Turkish Pro-Government Foundation in Turkey

"In a case of 45 alleged child rapes, only a single person is being charged. This is statistically impossible. #ChildAbusersProtectedInTurkey."

The Days of Self-Contained Extremism are Over

"The more deaths in Turkey's Kurdish areas, the greater the chance of attacks in Ankara or Istanbul. As violence grows in the Middle East, the more vulnerable Europe's cities become."

Albanian Activists Rally Against a ‘Concrete’ End for Tirana's Last Public Park

"...the voice and perspective raised by numerous civic movements has met with outright arrogance by the Tirana Municipality authorities..."

How Afghanistan's Politics of Ethnicity and Honour Play Out on Facebook

General Abdul Rashid Dostum and General Ata Mohammad Noor have much in common, but whether online or offline, they speak to different audiences.

Nepotism Cases Sully Both Sides of the Political Aisle in Trinidad & Tobago

"In 2016, it is long past the time for independent and transparent systems of investigation and accountability."

A Side-by-Side Look at Prison Life in France and Madagascar

The life of prisoners in Madagascar and France.

Is Exposing Corruption Becoming a Crime in Botswana?

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"

How a Cyber Heist Ended the Career of Bangladesh's Respected Central Bank Governor

"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?"

Between Hashtags and Memes, Bolivian Leaders Push for Social Media Regulation

A draft law that would regulate social media -- with criminal consequences for its violators -- has sparked intense debates among Bolivian citizens.

How Cambodian Politics Became a Battle for Facebook ‘Likes’

"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."

Lebanese ‘You Stink’ Protesters Are Back on the Streets

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.

#OccupyTheSquare Protest Wins a Victory Against Moral Policing in Sri Lanka

"It is crazy on how the power of social media, can influence a dozen people to silently protest for human rights."

Civic Law Initiative Propels Fight Against Political Corruption in Mexico

"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...

‘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.

Singapore’s Immortal ‘Void-Deck’ Football Tradition? Nope.

"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."

India's Promise To Double Farmers’ Paltry Income May Be Too Little, Too Late

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.

One Gambian Journalist's Story of Persecution

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.

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