Stories about Governance from October, 2007
Leading Hong Kong Democrat Martin Lee calls for increased dialogue on China's human rights record as the Olympics approach and gets labeled a traitor, quite possibly due mainly to a mistranslation which some are saying is too large to have been an accident.
Raffi K at Life in Armenia says that Friday was a day full of bad news for Armenia. However, he doesn't know which was worse — former president Levon Ter Petrosian running again for office, the postponement of a bill to recognize the Armenian Genocide in the U.S. Congress, or...
British ex-pat consultant Bruce Tasker reports from Yerevan on the trials and tribulations facing local businessmen who usually have to maintain close links with senior officials to ensure their livelihood. Go Armenia has more of the story, while on his second blog, Blowing the World Bank Whistle, the self-proclaimed whistle...
Nara opines on the sixteenth anniversary of independence of the Turkmen state, bitterly noting that “Turkmen government is the only institution to enjoy this privilige of independence, being very independent from the people’s voices and lives”.
According to[Fa] Varesh,Dr. Sohrab Razaghi a human rights advocate was arrested three days ago!Nobody knows the reason(s) why this former university professor is in jail.
In what can be considered one of the most important political developments in the short 16-year history of Armenia as an independent former-Soviet republic, the country's first president, Levon Ter Petrosian, announced his intention to run again for office in the presidential election to be held early next year. Ter...
The U.S. president's recent comments about "Russian DNA" did not cause as much of an uproar as did race comments by James Watson, a co-discoverer of the structure of DNA - but, they did not go completely unnoticed. Below is a selection of comments made by Russian bloggers and forum dwellers.
View from Iran shares her Iranian friend's opinon on Iranian nuclear crisis. This friend,Reza, says :“It’s not that I think that Iran will actually use a bomb.I think they’ll just use it as blackmail.” He goes on to tell me that anyone who thinks that the current government of Iran...
Balkan Baby writes about the “language issue” in the Balkans: “What language do we speak when we are in the countries that once made up Yugoslavia? In Slovenia and Macedonia the answer is quite simple since these two countries both had their own languages which were recognised by the Yugoslav...
Living in Shkoder, Albania writes about the new construction and other real estate issues in Albania.
Dr. Sean's Diary discusses the prospects of Donald Tusk's Civic Platform.
Srebrenica Genocide Blog explains why Slobodan Milosevic was “a clever mass murderer” whose “attempts to shift blame on the victims failed miserably” – but whose propaganda “is well and alive even today.”
“It all started when The Times published an article asking how it was that the Prime Minister acquired a million dollars worth of real estate on his politician’s salary”: Barbados Free Press reports that the editor of a Dominica newspaper is being sued by the island's Prime Minister.
“Unless our leaders can come to understand the economic value of our environment, they will be unable to make good decisions about projects and policies,” says Corruption-free Anguilla.
Bloggers for some reason kept mostly or dead quiet about the 17th Party Congress while it was being held during the third week of this month, and now that it's over, blog posts on the subject are being deleted even before they get published [zh]. A chance for bloggers to...
Zoopolitica [ES] is wondering how the director of the Itaipú hydroelectric dam in Paraguay has various properties and vehicles.
Gil C. Schmidt aka Gil the Jenius provides a series of solutions to Puerto Rico's economic (1, 2) and governmental (1,2) woes.
Freedom for Baghi covers all news about jailed human rights activist,Emad Baghi. Emad Baghi has been arrested about 11 days ago.
Nikahang, a leading cartoonist and blogger, has published a cartoon about high oil prices and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Tonyo Cruz looks at the angry reactions of the bloggers in Philippines after the president Arroyo pardoned former president Estrada Joseph Estrada just a couple of weeks after he wad jailed on corruption charges.
Turner at Keeping Pace in Japan comments on the alleged rape of a 19-year-old Japanese girl by four US Marines on the first night of the Sake Matsuri [Festival] in Higashi Hiroshima.