Stories about Governance from March, 2014
"I came out in my last pair of lacy panties, which will be banned in our country as of July 2014."
Faine Greenwood writes about the Stanford lecture given by Cambodian human rights activist Ou Virak. Asked about the anti-government protests taking place in Cambodia, Ou Virak explained why it would not lead to a ‘political spring': I don’t think a spring in Cambodia will happen, nor do I think it’s...
The group Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia is pushing for the passage of a Social Inclusion Act to address the problem of poverty in Malaysia: Top-down prescription is not working despite the claims otherwise by the government. For aid to really work, one needs to get into the fine-grain pockets of...
Iran's Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister, Ali Jannati, said “Iran can not block Facebook forever.” Several Iranian officials such as Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs, use Facebook and Twitter while these sites are blocked in Iran.
PersianBanoo reported “expelled Qazvin International University student activist, Maryam Shafipour has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment.Previously it was reported by her family that she was beaten by her male interrogators during interrogation sessions”.
At a press conference in Beijing, a government spokesperson offered the first official hint that the fate of Zhou Yongkang would not be kept under wraps from the public.
In the context of the number and scale of projects being undertaken via government to government arrangements, Afra Raymond explains why Trinidad and Tobago's current high-level State mission to China is “a critical issue to delve into.”
Netizens in Algeria are speaking up against a 4th term of the Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Their actions, initiatives and protests are documented through the hashtag #DZ2014.
A Kyrgyz blogger writes about his three-day trip to Kyiv observing everyday life in the city after the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovich.
When it comes to the current unrest in the Crimea, Russian nationalism produces wildly dissimilar views about what Moscow ought to do.