Stories about Governance from June, 2017
"I do not believe that somebody should be rewarded like this, somebody who has at some point seriously offended the state."
“We have one message to those who are trying to destroy the institutions of India and everything it stands for: we will fight for our country and overcome these forces."
Russian lawmakers in the State Duma have introduced legislation that would abolish the so-called “Bloggers’ Registry” created in 2014, which saddles popular bloggers with special regulations.
"These new laws are actually keeping families apart: Singaporeans with non-resident spouses or relatives will not be able to attend Pink Dot together.”
"Many people believe that the previous government, run by ex-generals, created such a legal mechanism to be able to sue those who stood against their administration."
"If I were to take you at your word, I would ask you why you insist on providing ammunition to the imperialist colonists that call us savages."
“We don't want patriarchal upbringing and education”; “Put religious education in driving schools”; “Put sexual education in schools”.
An explosive news story has resulted in several government officials losing their jobs and a newspaper being intimidated, revealing Pakistani state and military officials' limited regard for press freedom.
"Is there anything that regular people like us can do to protect our land? We air complaints to...the media or on social media, but no one dares to stand up."
"Chinese people have become so numb to politics that they will just be onlookers unless their own interests are involved."
About 2,000 people gathered in the center of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, demanding judicial reforms. Protests were also held in the cities of Plovdiv and Varna.
The Controversy Eroding Trust in Trinidad & Tobago's Judiciary Culminates in Chief Justice ‘No Confidence’ Vote
Why would an administrative snafu result in a no confidence motion against the chief justice? Some feel that it's all about transparency, while others believe political forces are at play.
"Once you understand who they purchased the bonds from, you might think you are watching a new Netflix crossover of Narcos and The Big Short," says entrepreneur Juan Bermudez.
Lincoln Pigman translates Pavel Merzlikin's opus on how he joined and escaped Russia’s far-right National Liberation Movement.
Afghan Mukhtarli thought he had escaped Azerbaijan. He ended up back there, without his passport and facing jail time.
"Each one of us Dalit’s progress in education is determined by these fellowship grants. When we are denied these, we undergo mental harassment and our societal death."