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· August, 2013

Stories about Governance from August, 2013

22 August 2013

Kyrgyz Press: Shocking Titles, Latest Tattle

Kyrgyz newspapers are hotbeds of hearsay. Thanks to Gezitter.org, a blog translating their pages into Russian, non-Kyrgyz readers can also enjoy - or endure - the barrage of gossip.

21 August 2013

Zambia Arrests Dozens After Secessionist Movement Appoints Local Leader

The secessionists believe that Zambia's Western Province, which they call by its its pre-colonial name, Barotseland, is an independent state.

Mike Tyson Challenged China's Urban Law Enforcement Officers

20 August 2013

Iran: Jailed Blogger on Hunger Strike

Spanish Government's Complaint Box Causes Boomerang Effect

Why has the Spanish government's "complaint box" caused such controversy? Elena Arrontes explains.

VIDEO: Caracas’ Tower of David, the World's Tallest Slum

19 August 2013

India-Bhutan Friendly Relations: A Reality Check

The Moscow Mayor's Mischievous Viral Marketing

RuNet Echo

Alexey Navalny turns the tables on those harassing him about financing, nationalism, and transparency.

30 Years Ago: Remembering The Anti-Tamil Pogrom And Riots In Sri Lanka

18 August 2013

More Religion, Less Science in Indonesia School Reform

The teaching of Science and English language at the primary level will be merged with core subjects such as Bahasa Indonesia, nationalism and religious studies

17 August 2013

Iran: More than 200 People Arrested At Rock Concert

Romania to Open Communist Leader Ceausescu's Execution Site to Tourists

Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife were killed by firing squad on Christmas Day in 1989 on a former military base.

15 August 2013

Iran: New Foreign Minister Has a Facebook Page

Bolivia's President Morales vs CNN: A Controversial Interview

An interview by CNN presenter Ismael Cala with Bolivia's president Evo Morales triggered divided reactions. Some praise Cala's moderation, while others celebrate Morales' determination and authority against "imperialist" media.

13 August 2013

China Gives Internet Celebrities a Guide for Self-Censorship

The guideline set boundaries not to be crossed when it comes to discussion of law, socialism, the state's interests, the rights of the people, and morality.

Russia's Soviet Assault on Navalny's Online Fundraising

RuNet Echo

Russia's Attorney General announced that it has partly corroborated a complaint against Alexey Navalny’s online fundraising methods, claiming they violate the country's campaign finance laws.

China: Revenge or Justice?

China: WeChat Spy