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· August, 2013

Stories about Politics from August, 2013

31 August 2013

Crowdsourcing Malaysia’s 2014 Budget

Through the #bajet2014 website, Malaysians can give specific ideas in drafting the government's 2014 budget. They can also use the special page to approve or reject a particular proposal

Lebanon: The Smell of Death

Iran: Facebook Diplomacy

Justice Goes Mobile for Residents of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

A fleet of buses painted in the colors of the Pakistani flag have been converted into traveling courtrooms.

Turkmenistan's National Cycling Day: Traditionalists, Penny-Pinchers and President-Pleasers

If you are a citizen of Turkmenistan, you had better be ready to don the Lycra and mount a bicycle: September 1 has been slated as National Cycling Day.

30 August 2013

Don't Be Fooled by His Smile: Yekaterinburg's Evgeny Roizman Is Mad As Hell

RuNet Echo

It seems likely that Russia’s fourth largest city, Yekaterinburg, will soon have as its mayor Evgeny Roizman, one of Russia’s most peculiar public figures.

South Korea: 4500 Catholic Leaders Protest Against the Spy Agency Scandal

The Politics of Moscow's Migrant Crime Statistics

RuNet Echo

Moscow's next mayor will have little influence over domestic immigration policy, but that doesn't stop candidates from weighing in on the topic.

29 August 2013

Ghana's Supreme Court Tosses Case Challenging President's Legitimacy

The landmark decision dismissed a lawsuit from the opposition who argued that there were gross and widespread irregularities at more than 10,000 polling stations during presidential elections in December 2012.

A Historian's Pessimistic Farewell to Macedonia

Ghana Awaits Judgement in Legal Battle for Presidency

Streets are deserted, shops are closed, markets are empty and some bar owners will not sell alcohol today as the nations anxiously wait for the presidential election petition judgement.

Hong Kong's Civil Disobedience Campaign Seeks Inspiration from Martin Luther King

Democrats in Hong Kong are planning to occupy the city center and struggle for universal suffrage. Martin Luther King's civil disobedience campaign serves as their inspiration.

28 August 2013

Russia's Unpopular but “Necessary” Illegal Immigrant Camps

RuNet Echo

At the end of July, Moscow's Governor proposed a new detention center for illegal immigrants on a former military base near the Yegoryevsky district. Not everyone is thrilled.

27 August 2013

Trinidad & Tobago: No Action on Dog Control Act

‘Million People March’ Against Corruption in the Philippines

Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos gathered in Manila and several cities in the Philippines to denounce rampant corruption in the government.

Russia's Political Firebrand: What Makes Navalny Tick?

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

Russia's best-known political blogger earned his fame fighting corruption in the private sector, but may now face five years' jail time on (possibly trumped-up) embezzlement charges. In the meantime, he's...

Online Reporting of Bribery in Thailand

26 August 2013

Russian Political Prisoners Ignored by Everyone

RuNet Echo

Twelve men and women currently on trial for their involvement in the May 6, 2012 riots appear to have been largely forgotten.

24 August 2013

‘No’ to Homosexuality, ‘Yes’ to Child Marriage in Nigeria

A man was beaten for allegedly been gay in Nigeria where lawmakers recently passed a bill to criminalise homosexuality and voted for a clause to legalise child marriage.

Leaked Chinese Document Warns Against the Evils of Western Values

The directive reaffirms President Xi Jinping's political conservatism despite his economic reforms and tough stance on corruption.

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