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· December, 2010

Stories about Politics from December, 2010

Barbados: top stories for 2010

What were the top Barbados news stories in 2010? Barbados Free Press shares their list, and asks readers to vote.

Sudan: High technology is no substitute for ordinary people

George Clooney has initiated a project, Satellite Sentinel, which uses satellite imagery analysis and Google's Map Marker technology to prevent the resumption of war between North and South Sudan. Carne...

Azerbaijan: Emin Milli's Reading list

In a note posted on Facebook, imprisoned and recently freed video blogging youth activist Emin Milli lists the books he read while in jail in Azerbaijan. Not surprisingly, the books...

Tunisia: Journalist Nebrass Hedhili Attacked during Uprising

Nawaat writes that journalist Nebrass Hedhili was physically abused by policemen not in uniform in the La Chebba center (fr). Nawaat also regularly updates a press review of the ongoing...

Glimpses of Citizen Media from Portuguese language countries in 2010

Throughout 2010 the lusophone blogsphere has given new perspectives on important issues that mainstream media tends to ignore. Read this post and discover a selection of the voices that Global...

Ukraine: Former Interior Minister's Case

Foreign Notes and Ukrainiana write about the case against the former Interior Minister of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko.

Belarus: More Commentary on Dec. 19

Commentary on the implications of the post-election events in Belarus – at OpenDemocracy.net, here and here.

Hungary: “Viktor #Censorbán”

Kosmopolito writes about Hungary's new media law and suggests ways to draw attention to the situation; “transforming” PM Viktor Orbán into Viktor #Censorbán is just one of the strategies –...

Hungary: Relations With China

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Hungary's economic and financial relations with China.

Russia: Politics and Justice

At OpenDemocracy.net, Dmitry Travin writes about politics and justice in Russia.

Russia: Media Coverage of Khodorkovsky Verdict

Overview of media reactions to the verdict and sentence in the case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev – by Robert Amsterdam, Global Chaos, and Sublime Oblivion.

South Asia: Looking Back at the Citizen Media Storylines in 2010

You cannot leave South Asia region out of the picture as with nearly twenty three percent of the world's population, events in this region exert an enormous impact on the...

Kazakhstan: President For Life, Or At Least Until 2020

KZBlog writes about a movement to keep N. Nazarbayev as President until 2020 that is underway currently in Kazakhstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Still An Island of Democracy?

According to the recent report of the Economist Intelligence Unit, Kyrgyzstan seems to remain an “island of democracy” in Central Asia, murzaki informs.

Kazakhstan: Echo of the OSCE Summit

Since mid-2000s Kazakhstan was craving to head the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe, OSCE, the largest international pro-democracy organization on the continent. The bid was criticized by some...

Tunisia: The Cry of Protestors Echoes Around the World

The cries of Tunisians, protesting against corruption and joblessness for the past two weeks, is gathering momentum on the World Wide Web. Netizens from around the world are rallying behind...

Algeria: What is Happening in Tunisia?

Algerian-American The Moor Next Door comments on the protests taking place in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. “Police have attempted to block media coverage of the riots (and that the rioting is isolated...

Ghana: Who cares about District Assembly Elections?

Who cares about District Assembly Elections in Ghana?: “So is anyone worried about the District Assemble Elections??? Because no one seems to care and still government preaches that it allocates...

Nigeria: The Nigerian “eating” class

Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye blogs about the Nigerian “eating” class: “I wanted to make money fast and live big. As I saw on television and newspapers these mostly thirty-something olds and early...

Somalia: How do you solve a problem like Somalia?

Daniel Kalinaki discusses ways to solve a problem like Somalia in global politics: “Somalia is not a new conflict; the country ‘failed’ in 1991 and has since then been a...

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