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· December, 2014

Stories about Governance from December, 2014

10 December 2014

Azerbaijan's Image Cracks with Arrest of Watchdog Journalist

Advox

The arrest of investigative journalist Khadija Ismayil, on trumped up charges, will test the limits of Azerbaijan's gleaming global image.

9 December 2014

Drones Flying Over Nuclear Power Stations in France Raise Concerns

Internet users in France are worried that a series of drone sightings above French nuclear power sites suggests an unacknowledged national security vulnerability.

Jaywalking Just Got Even Riskier in Bangladesh

People in Bangladesh often cross busy roads by stepping into traffic, rather than using the crosswalks built for pedestrians. This behavior is both a public safety and a traffic hazard.

7 December 2014

Lawmakers Watching Porn, Playing Games, and Sleeping on the Job Is a Thing in Southeast Asia

Several politicians across Southeast Asia have been caught watching porn, sleeping, and playing a game on Ipad during Parliament or Congress sessions.

Forensic Experts Identify Remains of One of Mexico's Missing Ayotzinapa Students

Forensic experts identified the remains found in a garbage dump in the town of Cocula were of Alexander Mora Venancio, 21, one of Mexico's 43 missing students.

6 December 2014

Bahrain Comes to a Standstill for the King's Son to Cycle, Run and Swim

A burial service was delayed, airline travel was disrupted, doctors could not go to work and patients were left without care while the king's son swam, ran and cycled.

3 December 2014

Turkey's Growing Corruption Problem Is Getting Harder to Hide

Transparency International has released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index. Turkey's five point decline in the index is the biggest of any country this year.

With Blood New and Old, Ukraine's Next Parliament Is Sworn In

As a new Ukrainian Rada is sworn in, a diverse group of MPs immediately faces high political stakes and intense public scrutiny.

Guyanese President Shuts Down Parliament to Avoid ‘No-Confidence’ Vote

President Donald Ramotar has prorogued the country's parliament for six months (discontinuing the body, without dissolving it), aggravating already polarized political times in Guyana.

2 December 2014

Historic Church Building Razed in Trinidad & Tobago Is ‘Still Worth Saving’

"no understanding of culture and history... no joy and awe for the hand made building and the sweat and tears of our ancestors..."