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· February, 2011

Stories about Governance from February, 2011

26 February 2011

Bahrain: Minor Ministerial Changes

Ministerial changes were announced in Bahrain last night to appease protesters calling for reforms since February 14. Here are reactions to the changes, which are yet to be officially announced.

Russia: Internet Freedom As Cold War 2.0

RuNet Echo

Gregory Asmolov analyzes bloggers' reactions to the Internet Freedom speech by Hillary Clinton.

Armenia: Apathy or revolution?

Egypt: Revolution's Not Over, Army Attacks Protestors

One month after a revolution began to demand political reform, Cairo's Tahrir Square was again the scene for bloody violence as the Egyptian army moved to quash continued protests for...

25 February 2011

Haiti: Challenges & Hopes

Yemen: “Our blood is not cheap” (Videos)

Tens of thousands of protesters across Yemen rallied for and against President Ali Abdullah Saleh after Friday prayers. Two protesters were shot dead in Yemen's second-largest city Aden on Friday,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Political Developments

Kenya: #KenyaFeb28: Online Call to Nationalism

Monday 28, February 2011 seems to be significant for Kenya's netizens. Kenyans have been using Twitter, Facebook and even email to discuss whether they should use the twitter hashtag #KenyaFeb28...

Côte d'Ivoire: The Difficult Legacy of Houphouët-Boigny

To better understand the origins of the current political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, it is necessary to place recent events in their post-colonial context. Anna Gueye traces the history of...

East Timor: Recruitment of soldiers

Macedonia: Reactions to Government’s Anti-Abortion Campaign

The Macedonian government’s campaign for “explaining the consequences of abortion,” re-started during the winter holidays, incited reactions by bloggers and civil society organizations, which mainly interpret it as an attempt...

USA: From Utah to Egypt, Ideas for the Net

24 February 2011

Peru: Controversy Over Removal of Anonymity in Electoral Polls

A new policy preventing opinion polls from being conducted anonymously caused a storm in the press and on social networking sites. Finally, faced with a barrage of questions from the...

Turks & Caicos: The Courage to Protest

Yemen: At the Boiling Point? (Video)

President Saleh of Yemen has begun offering concessions to opposition protesters, ordering security forces to protect demonstrators. But most people don't appear ready to take the ruler at his word....

Cuba: What do the Cables from Havana Say? (Part III)

In the last part of a series on WikiLeaks and Cuba, author Elaine Díaz analyzes the content of cables regarding the Cuban opposition and the role of bloggers.

Iran: Heavy security deployment in Tehran

China: The Risk of Shutting Up Sina Weibo is Zero!?

The reaction of the Chinese government towards the anonymous “Jasmine Revolution” message circulated around overseas dissident websites and Twitter has alerted investment banks’ analysts to cut the rating of Sina's...

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