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· October, 2011

Stories about Politics from October, 2011

31 October 2011

China’s Stability Machine and the Detention of Chen Guangcheng

As waves of visits to fight for the release of China's blind activist Chen Guangcheng are turned back by the violence organized by the local government, Chinese bloggers explore the...

D. R. of Congo: DRC Elections Watch 2011

Russia: The Data Leak War and Other Pre-Election Surprises

RuNet Echo

Current online political activity in Russia points to information warfare occurring between independent civil-society groups or remnants of 'traditional' political opposition, against various government officials and pro-government youth movements.

Tunisia: Elections Usher in a New Dawn

Tunisians have freely elected representatives who will form a national constituent assembly, which will draft the country's constitution for the first time in their history. While Sidi Bouzid rose in...

Cuba: Off-Colour Remark in Red Light District

Cuba: Members of “Las Damas” Detained

Russia: Alternative Voting Portal Launched

Russia: Izhevsk City Manager Caught on Camera Talking About Election Bribery

30 October 2011

Russia: Retired Tennis Star Marat Safin to Run for Parliament

RuNet Echo

Russian tennis phenomenon, Marat Safin, has announced that he will run for the Russian State Duma in the December 4 elections. However, his public image, as illustrated by citizen media...

Iran: Virtual U.S Embassy

Brazil: Mobilization Against Racism Towards Indigenous Peoples

Egypt: Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah Detained for 15 Days

Egyptian activist and blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah has been detained for 15 days, after refusing to be interrogated. He appeared at the Military Prosecutor, along with fellow activist Bahaa...

29 October 2011

Yemen: VP Hadi Leaves to the US for Treatment!

Today's main headline in Yemen was the sudden departure of Vice President Abdu Rabbu Mansoor Hadi to the US for medical treatment. Hadi's absence adds a new snag to the...

D.R. of Congo/U.S.A: Conflict-Free: A Growing Movement

Africa: On Cutting Aid to Countries Violating LGBTI Rights

Ukraine: “We Are Europeans”

Ordinary Ukrainians are using citizen media and social networks to voice their commitment to European values and organize rallies in support of Ukraine's European orientation. Veronica Khokhlova reports.

Egypt: Another Bloody Week in Syria

Algeria: Thoughts on Gaddafi's Death

Bahrain: Free Ebrahim Sharif

Bahrain: Muharraq United Against Sectarianism

Muharraq, Bahrain, witnessed some tension two nights ago when Sunnis faced off with Shia residents, who were commemorating a religious ritual. Here is some of the coverage on Twitter following...

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