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· April, 2013

Stories about Governance from April, 2013

22 April 2013

“Manipulative” Coverage of Macedonia's Media Law

Trinidad & Tobago: Jack Fell Down and Broke His Crown

Years of accusations against former FIFA Vice-President turned Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of National Security, Jack Warner, came to a head yesterday as the country's Prime Minister accepted his resignation...

Attempted Coup d'Etat in Comoros

21 April 2013

What Malaysians Expect in the General Elections

With the 13th General Elections drawing closer, many Malaysians have turned to the internet for news and other information, as well as posting their thoughts on the election. Malaysians are...

19 April 2013

Chileans Debate Whether Wealth Weighs in Glaciers or Gold

Two of humankind’s most treasured resources--water and gold--have instigated a conflict between an indigenous community and a Canadian mining company over an isolated swath of Chile’s Atacama region.

Raped? Take Money, And Shut Up! Says Indian Police

A steady out-pour of dismay is being expressed on social media against Indian police and the governmental apathy since the news came out that Delhi police offered money to a...

The Boston Bombings Come Home to Russians

RuNet Echo

Initially a distant story of bombs and American blood, the Boston Marathon bombings came home to Russians today. The RuNet had been following the investigation into the attacks with great...

Iran: Act Like a Man, Dress Like a Woman!

Kurdish men have photographed themselves dressed as women as part of a Facebook campaign to say, “Being a woman is not an instrument to punish or humiliate anybody.”

China Censors Film Director's Censorship Slam

18 April 2013

Brazil Accused of Spying on Belo Monte Dam Opponents

An activist collective opposed to the construction of the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in northern Brazil uncovered a spy among its members who confessed to infiltrating the the group...

China Comes Down on Apple After Calling Company ‘Arrogant’

China's industry and commerce authority has said that it will tighten its oversight of Apple as well as punish the technology giant for failing to comply with Chinese laws following...

17 April 2013

Displaced Residents Accuse Brazilian Power Plant of False Promises

Among 4,325 people that have been either removed or indirectly affected by the construction of the Jirau and Santo Antonio dams in the Madeira river region, in the Brazilian Amazon,...

Portugal: One Arrested in “Screw the Troika” Protest

Madagascar's Economy Falling Behind Africa's

16 April 2013

Indian Anti-Corruption Activist May Make Time's Most Influential List

Should India's anti-corruption activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal be on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world? 91.51% of online voters said yes.

Venezuela's Post-election Tension Escalates

As Nicolás Maduro was being declared the new President of Venezuela, the social networks were calling for public protests and an election recount. Incitement to action on both sides of...

“Wanted Dead or Alive”: Slovak PM Dodges Court Summons

Former Slovak PM Iveta Radičová is suing the current PM Robert Fico, demanding an apology for his offensive statement. Fico, however, has been ignoring the trial for a whole year...

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