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· May, 2012

Stories about Governance from May, 2012

24 May 2012

Russia: Q&A with Tina Kandelaki

RuNet Echo

Tina Kandelaki is a Russian journalist, a TV celebrity and producer, a widely read blogger, and -- more recently -- a visible presence in Russian politics. Be it on the...

Azerbaijan: Live Eurovision Human Rights Discussion on Facebook

Armenia: Fascist Rubo (Hayrapetyan)

23 May 2012

Barbados: The Jaws of Justice

Elders Call on Youth to Help Lead the Way at Rio+20

A group of independent and former world leaders, The Elders, is calling on young leaders to help make a better world possible at the Rio+20 United Nations conference on sustainable...

Mali: Coup Leader Sanogo To be Sworn in as New Interim President

Tajikistan: The Economics of the Drug Trade in a Poor Country

In Tajikistan, an article run by the The Economist triggered a conversation on news websites about corruption among the country’s officials and their involvement in the drug trade.

22 May 2012

Mali: Protests Call for National Unity in Gao and Timbuktu

Following protests in Timbuktu in April 2012, citizens of the city of Gao have taken to the streets to protest about the demands and orders imposed by the Islamic groups...

China: Chinese Man Murdered by Government-employed Demolition Team

Azerbaijan: Is Eurovision A Rare Opportunity For Change?

Armenia: Nationalists Disrupt Cultural Diversity March

As was the case in 2009 during a rally to mark International Women's Day, nationalists in Armenia infiltrated and disrupted a march in Yerevan on 21 May to commemorate World...

Philippines, China: Scarborough Shoal Dispute Goes Online

Tension rose in the past month between the Philippines and China when the governments of the two nations accused each other of illegally occupying the territorial waters near the disputed...

21 May 2012

Germany: #Blockupy Protests Against Pan-European Austerity

'Blockupy' protests against the austerity measures being implemented in the Eurozone shook the financial epicenter of Europe - Frankfurt - last week. Online social networks buzzed with citizen reports on...

Bulgaria: Calling for National Protest Against Shale Gas Extraction

Guadeloupe: “Political Manipulation”

Haiti: Haitian Flag Day

French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique: Ministers Appointed for Skills or as Tokens?

With a great majority of voters for candidate Hollande in the French presidential elections hailing from the overseas regions, French-Caribbean bloggers were impatient to see which French Guyanese, Martinican or...

Puerto Rico: Old San Juan, for Rent and for Sale

Dominican Republic: Juan Bosch and the Elections

Zambia: Judge Suspensions Unfold into Embarrassing Drama

The suspension of one Supreme Court Judge and two high court judges and setting up of a tribunal to investigate them is turning into an embarrassing drama. A high court...

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