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· September, 2013

Stories about Politics from September, 2013

30 September 2013

Bhutan: Electoral Laws Need To Be Changed

India: The Prime Minister Nominee & His Criminal Records

South Korea: President's Failed Welfare Promise Sparks Criticism

Syrian-Palestinian Refugees of Rap: “The Age of Silence is Over”

After the Assad regime destroyed their UN-funded studio, Sawt Al Shaab (The Voice of the People), in the Yarmouk refugee camp, Refugees of Rap has regrouped. Read more here.

Heavy on the Politicking, Light on the Substance in Cameroon's Elections

Many of the candidates running in Cameroon for National Assembly and municipal council seats are lacking well-defined platforms that tell voters where they stand on the issues.

VIDEO: Filmpoem “Prayer of Fear” Stuns Egypt

28 September 2013

‘How Much Are You Paid?’ Young Nigerians Ask Their Members of Parliament

Young Nigerians on and offline ask their members of Parliament some hard questions.

Crowd-funding Revives Australian Climate Council After Government Axe

Following the axing of the Australian government Climate Commission it has been reborn as the not-for-profit Climate Council thanks to crowd-funding.

27 September 2013

Russia’s Hunger Games

RuNet Echo

There are two hunger strikes in Russia today, one by a famous Pussy Riot member and another by a mothers' group. What do the different receptions online say about Russia?

26 September 2013

Protests in Sudan: Dozens Feared Dead

Sudan's answer against protests was cutting off the Internet and killing dozens of protestors. Activists say Sudan pulled the Internet plug to stop activists from sharing its crackdown on protestors.

Europe Warns French Minister over Statement Regarding Roma Community

Vietnamese Blogger Speaks Out Against Government Repression

25 September 2013

Ugandan Minister: Indecently Dressed Women Are Asking to Be Raped

Uganda's Youth Affairs Minister Ronald Kibuule has been summoned to appear before Parliament to explain himself.

Rumors Fly that Putin Has Remarried

RuNet Echo

There have long been rumors that Putin has a romantic relationship with gymnast Alina Kabaeva. That gossip has flared up again, with suspicion that they may finally have wed.

With Outcome Foretold, Tajik Elections Spark Online Ridicule

In the run-up to presidential vote in Tajikistan, netizens ridicule the country's incumbent president, opposition leaders, and electoral process.

No Handshakes for US and Iran, But Hope Prevails

Presidents Obama and Rouhani delivered speeches at the UN General Assembly in New York that delivered some hope for future relations, but not much more.

China's Disgraced Top Official Bo Xilai Sentenced to Life in Prison

Bo Xilai was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of corruption, taking bribes and abuse of power.

24 September 2013

Blogger Claims Russian Foreign Minister to be Sacked

RuNet Echo

The blogger el-murid claims that this signals a change of policy in the direction of accommodating the US in passing a UN resolution authorizing military action in Syria.

South Korean Catholic Leaders Protest Spy Agency Scandal

700 Catholic clergy members held a protest against the spy agency's manipulation of the presidential election - the first time in recent decades that the Catholic Church has organized such...

Indonesia’s Forestry Minister Upset Over Harrison Ford Interview

Harrison Ford conducted a 'tough' interview about Indonesia's forest situation which angered a government minister. Ford was accused of 'harassing' a state institution.

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