Stories about Governance from March, 2022
The climate consequences for Nepal of the war in Ukraine
The Ukraine crisis is likely to sideline the climate goals of Nepal for the next few years; however, this may be an opportunity to phase out fossil fuels.
Protests across Cambodia demand land rights
"The authorities should find a solution for the people, especially in this chronic land dispute that has not been solved."
Shanghai’s experiment on middle-way COVID-19 control model ends with citywide lockdown
Many believe that the decision for a large-scale lockdown signifies the failure of the Shanghai model, a middle path between the zero-COVID-19 and living with COVID-19 strategies.
Thai protesters march against new non-profit organization bill
"The law is being used to silence us and stop us from gathering together. But we still come together in protest and are prepared for whatever charges that follow."
Opacity and a lack of debate mark Brazil's ratification of the Budapest Convention
Experts warn that the roll-out was problematic, not least because the treaty may put citizen data in general at risk and open the way to criminalizing the work of InfoSec researchers and activists.
‘Seh Yu Sorry!’ Royal visit to Jamaica sparks protests and calls for slavery reparations
"[Queen Elizabeth II] has done nothing to redress the suffering that took place during her reign [and] the entire period of British trafficking of Africans, enslavement, indentureship and colonialization."
Not just the U.S.: Residente portrays all of America in ‘This is Not America’
With millions of views on Youtube, Puerto Rican rapper Residente makes a case for Latin America's struggle for human rights.
Shortages hit hard in Sri Lanka as citizens protest and the government seeks IMF bailout
Widespread shortages, such as fuel, gas, medicines, or even car parts triggered by higher prices and insufficient foreign currency for import are making everyday life miserable in Sri Lanka.
Politicians flout COVID-19 protocols before restrictions are lifted: One Jamaica for the rich and another for the poor?
Three days before restrictions were officially lifted, photographs of six senior government ministers were released: only two of the six were wearing masks as they partied, hugged and took selfies.
Bangladesh media accused of bias by Russia on Ukraine war coverage
The Russian ambassador to Bangladesh accused Bangladeshi media of taking a “biased approach” in their coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Youth advocates say a proper nutrition policy is critical for Jamaica's future
The government's planned divestment of the state-owned company that prepares and distributes meals to school children nationwide has youth activists pressing for a proper nutrition and wellness policy.
In Turkey, health workers mark Doctor's Day by going on strike
To mark the holiday, health workers across the country said they would be on a two-day strike starting March 14 despite earlier warnings from the Ministry of Health against the protests.
Nepal's transgender activist Bhumika Shrestha receives international recognition
Bhumika Shrestha received the 2022 International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award from the US government in recognition of her work for the LGBTQ community of Nepal for the past 15 years.
New regulations in Turkey sacrifice olive groves for mining operations
The regulations have sparked a backlash, with lawsuits filed to overrule a decision civil society believes will do long-term damage to olive groves and natural protected areas.
Opposite ends of a tragedy: The companies involved in Trinidad & Tobago's diving deaths speak out
The diving contractor initially said that state-owned Paria Fuel Trading had been “fully supportive” throughout the rescue process. Now, a new statement places the blame squarely at Paria's doorstep.
Georgia hurriedly applies for membership in the European Union
The move follows Ukraine’s decision to apply for EU membership on Monday, February 28, amidst the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.
Redefining identities: Land encroachment in Sri Lanka's Eastern Province
Trincomalee’s claim to being at the centrality of Sri Lanka’s pluralistic and multicultural identity continues to be re-interpreted as a place homogenous to one race, one religion, one ethnicity.
Undertones: Taliban narratives about Afghan women
Dozens of Afghan women have publicly protested the Taliban’s gradual and systematic erasure of women from the public sphere since their return to power in August 2021.