Stories about Governance from February, 2017
Journalist Lea Majcen is an overnight celebrity in Slovenia, after stumping government official Tilen Smolnikar with basic interview questions about his work as head of the country's renewable energy sector.
"I do not feel borders, my base is Kyrgyzstan, but I am reporting on Central Asia."
Despite a variation of the blood libel against protest organizers and pressure from authorities to stand down, St. Petersburg activists continue to stand up for St. Isaac's Cathedral.
"The south Asian continent is becoming a super power and the world is looking towards us."
"Maldivians, today, are suffering the consequences of allowing political elites make decisions on our behalf without any accountability..."
A clumsy new campaign called “Virtual Front” is coming to Russia next month, led by a government youth group that aims to make Wikipedia’s Russian edition more “truthful and patriotic.”
Higher education in Puerto Rico finds itself in crisis following major budget cutbacks and a wave of resignations at the University of Puerto Rico.
With help from a Putin-launched political movement, Russia's federal censor met on Tuesday behind closed doors with the authors of several popular Telegram channels. And nobody knows why.
President Ilham Aliyev just made his wife First Vice President. What did your Valentine give you?
"#Media is a natural ally of society. It can show flaws! Never make mistakes already made by your opponents. Support #Rustavi2"
Why does Twitter comply with Kremlin requests to censor Tweets inside Russia? It's complicated.
Authorities have less than a week to respond to a request that top officials and social media users alike are arguing is unreasonable.
"No one in political history has released a [campaign ad] showing he's ready to take citizens to their deaths if they don't do his bidding."
It's just one of a long list of threats to Europe's oldest lake that are putting its World Heritage designation in jeopardy.
Dozens of families in Sri Lanka have been protesting in front of an Air Force camp, demanding the return of their homes, which have been occupied since 2009.
"The extension of the time limit to indefinite is a way to privatize services, rights and functions, which society guarantees to its citizens and therefore they are not for sale!"
"Government presence on a press panel and licensing of journalists are never part of a free press."
Knopkodavstvo, or button pushing, as the tactic is known, has plagued voting in Ukraine's parliament for years.
Many reporters and activists have fled the country, and some are even missing.
"I went to the local MP's house to discuss about some issues in our neighborhood. It was 10 am and I was told that he still was asleep."