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· July, 2009

Stories about Politics from July, 2009

31 July 2009

Russia: Riot Police Break Up Opposition Rally

Some 100 protesters gathered for an unsanctioned opposition rally in central Moscow on Friday. At 6 PM, hundreds of riot police broke up the rally, detaining 47 people, some of...

Iran: Mourning the Victims of Protest

Thousands of Iranians gathered in Behesht Zahra cemetery in Tehran on Thursday to commemorate Neda Agha-Soltani and the victims of the protest movement. Dozens have been killed and hundreds jailed.

Cuba: Political Prisoners

Chinese NGOs: reading political signs in the fate of Gongmeng

Barbados: Corruption Legislation Needed

Trinidad & Tobago: Media Meekness

Jamaica: Capturing Pellew

Gabon: Presidential Candidate Uses Social Media in Historic Election

As Gabon prepares for its first election since the death of Omar Bongo, one candidate, whose rivals who include the current prime minister, Jean Eyeghe Ndong, and Bongo's own son,...

Fiji: President announces retirement

Forum posters and bloggers are reacting to the announcement that Fiji’s president will step down. Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda announced his retirement after nearly nine years in office. At 88,...

30 July 2009

Russia: Vasily Krima, aka the “Volgograd Obama”

Moldova: Election Updates

The Balkans: Mladic Update

Ukraine: Q&A with Hryhoriy Nemyrya

Russia: Activists Appeal To Iranian Opposition

Brazil: Fighting for more recycling with the Electronic Waste Manifesto

In Brazil, a bill regarding the disposal of solid residuals has been amended to exclude electronic waste. As a first step to fight this change, an Electronic Waste Manifesto has...

Iran: Mourning the Green Movement's Victims

Bangladesh, India: Tipaimukh Dam And Transparency

Technology for Transparency Network

The controversy surrounding the Tipaimukh Hydroelectric Project currently continues to dominate the politics, media, and intellectual and civil society’s discourse in Bangladesh.

Haiti: Secret Funeral

Trinidad & Tobago: PM vs. the Media

Nepal: The Strike Culture

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