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· December, 2012

Stories about Governance from December, 2012

Philippines: Summary of Data Privacy Act

How the Chinese Government Uses Social Media in China

Hungarian Radio Employee Defends Government on Hidden Camera Video

Transparency in Extractive Mega Projects in Mozambique

Mozambique's richness in natural resources has placed the country at the centre of large international investment in the African continent. While the economy is growing at 7% per year, the...

Veteran Director Raises Curtain on China's Arbitrary Film Censorship Policy

The screening of controversial film V for Vendetta on the state broadcaster China Central Television has stirred up hope for censorship reform in China. On December 15, 2012, 70-year-old film...

Hungarian Protesters Occupy Bridge, Three Students Arrested

Student protest rallies continue in Hungary. On Wednesday night, the protesters occupied a Budapest bridge, and three of them ended up getting arrested.

Video Plea for Public Toilet Facilities in Jharkhand, India

Lobbying and Transparency: Pressuring the European Union

In the European Union, there is considerable political resistance to the culture of transparency. NGOs and bloggers stand up for citizen rights and for participatory democracy.

Yemen's Long Awaited Army Restructure

Yemenis were pleasantly surprised yesterday to hear about President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's bold decisions to unify the Yemeni army - and sack the remaining relatives of former president Ali Abdullah...

Caribbean: What Happened in 2012 (Part 2)

The first part of this post observed that in the Caribbean blogosphere, the year was punctuated by hunger strikes - the first in Cuba and the second in Trinidad and...

Tajik City at Night

Macedonia Fails to Honor Victims of 1911 Terror Campaign

Cambodia Bans Internet Cafes Near Schools

Internet cafes are now banned within 500 meters of schools or educational buildings. Internet cafes are also prohibited from welcoming anyone under the age of 18, because the "internet poses...

Hungarian Students Call for Nationwide Strike

Hungarian high school and college students, who are demanding that the government set university admission quotas to a reasonable level and help those from lower income households to access higher education, are...

The Elusive Quest for Peace with the M23 in the DRC

The current conflict in the Kivu Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) threatens to linger on despite an international effort to broker a truce between the M23 rebellion...

Censorship Lift for “V for Vendetta” Shocks China

V for Vendetta, a film produced in 2005 about a near-future dystopian society, previously censored in China, was aired on China Central Television Station (CCTV) Channel Six on December 14,...

Reserved Seats For Women, Good Or Bad?

Iran: Khamenei Has His Own Facebook Page

Sri Lanka needs a National Media Commission

Snow Emergency in Western Ukraine

On Sunday, hundreds of vehicles were trapped on the roads of western Ukraine due to severe snowstorms. According to various mainstream and citizen media reports, the situation was critical, as...

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